Writing specifically about Evangelical Colleges, Molly Worthen identifies a key question facing orthodox Christian institutions more generally:

Are rules that prevent gay students from dating, or block women from enrolling in some programs, the legal and moral equivalent of racism? “All these questions come down to the big question of whether traditional views about sexuality are going to be equated with views about race in the Jim Crow South,” said John Inazu, a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. “If the answer is yes, that’s an equation that holds, then religious liberty protections, no matter how they are framed, will not be successful.”