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'Special' pro-LBGT graduation at Texas A&M draws criticism
http://onenewsnow.com/ ^ | 04/16/2014 | Bob Kellog

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at onenewsnow.com ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: campusreform; giblets; highereducation; homosexualagenda; texas

1 posted on 04/16/2014 5:24:34 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

That’s pretty gay...


2 posted on 04/16/2014 5:29:44 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: massmike
'Special' pro-LBGT graduation ...
3 posted on 04/16/2014 5:29:58 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: massmike

Seems like we a living in the “Crazy Years” of Heinlein’s Future History novels.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 5:30:27 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Flick Lives

How about the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah?


5 posted on 04/16/2014 5:33:08 AM PDT by Maudeen (Jesus is the Answer. . .now what is the question?)
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To: massmike

So, they are keeping the freaks apart from the normal people?


6 posted on 04/16/2014 5:33:37 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

There’s only two things come from Texas, Steers and Queers—which one are you?


7 posted on 04/16/2014 5:35:20 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: jospehm20

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?


8 posted on 04/16/2014 5:35:33 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: massmike

We want equality. Give us a graduation different from everyone else.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 5:39:22 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: the anti-mahdi

Wow, that is really original.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 5:39:29 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: NorthMountain

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?


11 posted on 04/16/2014 5:45:53 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Just proves there are two kind of people, those that are Texans and those that wish they were...


12 posted on 04/16/2014 5:47:36 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: massmike

Don’t be surprised, they’re Aggies. Great book smarts, no common sense.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 5:57:30 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: jospehm20

Black Entertainment Television is similarly ironic.


14 posted on 04/16/2014 5:58:45 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: massmike

15 posted on 04/16/2014 5:58:47 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: massmike

LGBTQQIAA????????? WTF???


16 posted on 04/16/2014 6:02:28 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: massmike
So they want a segregated ceremony so normal people will not have to see their offensive foolishness?

allrighty then.

17 posted on 04/16/2014 6:05:03 AM PDT by GregoTX (Remember the Alamo)
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To: areukiddingme1

                 Do I really have to say it?

18 posted on 04/16/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3145003/posts


19 posted on 04/16/2014 7:10:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: oh8eleven

You missed some of the perverts/deviants/degenerates:

LGBTQQIAA

WETF that means...


20 posted on 04/16/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Flick Lives

It’s the end of the age, the last days, or other such labels.


21 posted on 04/16/2014 7:10:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: the anti-mahdi
There’s only two things come from Texas, Steers and Queers—which one are you?

One thing we don't have much of is disgustingly rude and stupid a-holes like yourself. They don't last long.

22 posted on 04/16/2014 7:30:37 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: jimt

Ah, cut him some slack. He was just channeling the Gunny Sgt. from Full Metal Jacket.


23 posted on 04/16/2014 7:56:56 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: massmike

" 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."

24 posted on 04/16/2014 8:05:27 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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