Skip to comments.'Special' pro-LBGT graduation at Texas A&M draws criticism
Posted on 04/16/2014 5:24:34 AM PDT by massmike
Despite the controversy and complaints, Texas A&M is holding separate and special graduation ceremonies for LGBT students Wednesday evening. The "Lavender Graduation," as it's being called, will feature as its commencement speaker Phyllis Frye the first transgender judge in the state and a Texas A&M alumna.
Supporters haven't specifically stated the reason for the special ceremony, except that "new leadership" in the pro-LGBT resource center on campus [link caution] is making it possible this year and that it is to "celebrate the accomplishments of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally [LGBTQQIAA] students."
Regardless of the motive, Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values, says this is foolhardy.
"This special Texas A&M ceremony essentially promotes and celebrates dangerous and risky sexual activity that can fiercely jeopardize a person's well-being," he tells OneNewsNow. "I'm not sure this is the most responsible way for a university to prepare students for the real world."
Campus Reform quotes A&M students who question both the need for a special graduation ceremony celebrating certain students "just because of their sexuality," as well as the use of mandatory student fees for "political activism."
Saenz also points out an issue that he believes introduces a problem for the school as it promotes the LGBT lifestyle: Texas recently passed an amendment to its constitution banning same-sex marriage.
"It would seem that groups like this at Texas A&M do not support our state law," he suggests. "And so I would understand why students would be concerned that their fees would give the impression of being used to really advocate against clearly established law."
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That’s pretty gay...
Seems like we a living in the “Crazy Years” of Heinlein’s Future History novels.
How about the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah?
So, they are keeping the freaks apart from the normal people?
There’s only two things come from Texas, Steers and Queers—which one are you?
When I graduated from Enormous State University, each College/School had its own separate ceremony for handing out diplomas.
I guess TAMU has a College of Faggotry?
We want equality. Give us a graduation different from everyone else.
Wow, that is really original.
It just strikes me as ironic that after their struggle to be accepted as equals, they now have their own separate graduation. Is this a joke or what?
Just proves there are two kind of people, those that are Texans and those that wish they were...
Don’t be surprised, they’re Aggies. Great book smarts, no common sense.
Black Entertainment Television is similarly ironic.
Do I really have to say it?
Thanks massmike, sidebar:
University calls the amount of white people on campus a failure,
Campus Reform | April 15, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
Posted on 4/16/2014 8:35:54 AM by orsonwb
You missed some of the perverts/deviants/degenerates:
WETF that means...
It’s the end of the age, the last days, or other such labels.
One thing we don't have much of is disgustingly rude and stupid a-holes like yourself. They don't last long.
Ah, cut him some slack. He was just channeling the Gunny Sgt. from Full Metal Jacket.
" I could use a little tune-up myself Andy"
"Just call Gomer down at the fillin' station Floyd.
He'll give you directions to A&M."