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Duke threatens YMCA
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Posted on 04/05/2004 10:21:45 PM PDT by JohnHuang2

Duke threatens YMCA
Says it will end relationship if same-sex couples not given family rates


Posted: April 6, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern


© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

Duke University has threatened to end its relationship with the local YMCA if the organization doesn't allow school's employees who are part of same-sex couples to pay the family membership rate.

A spokeswoman for the YMCA of the Triangle said the organization received a letter with the ultimatum from the university on Friday, reported the Durham Herald-Sun.

Duke, the largest employer in Durham, N.C., said in the letter dated last Tuesday that the school's agreement with the YMCA gives Duke employees and their dependents discounted memberships in exchange for Duke promoting the Y. Officials at the university claim the Y had agreed to honor Duke's "same-sex spousal equivalent" policy, the paper reported.

"We had an agreement," John Burness, Duke's senior vice president for public affairs and government relations, told the paper. "If they don't meet the agreement, then we don't have a relationship."

Under the agreement, more than 200 Duke families enrolled at the YMCA, including some same-sex couples.

According to the report, Duke has given the Y until Friday to respond to the demand letter. If the policy does not change, the university says the previous agreement is history.

Currently, the YMCA's $89-per-month family membership rate is available only to married couples, with or without children. The rate for single adults is $62 a month. For two people, that's $124 a month, or $35 more than the family rate.

The Herald-Sun reported Durham city government officials asked the YMCA last month to offer same-sex couples the same membership rates as married couples receive. One councilwoman has suggested the city end a $70,000 contract with the Y to provide certain services if the organization does not allow homosexual couples to take advantage of family rates.

Officials at the YMCA say the agency relies on the state's criteria of a family as including a married couple.




TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; antichristian; culturewar; downourthroats; dukeuniversity; homosexualagenda; inourfaces; permissivesociety; religion; religiousintolerance; samesexmarriage; ymca
Tuesday, March 6, 2004

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1 posted on 04/05/2004 10:21:46 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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2 posted on 04/05/2004 10:22:59 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Freepers post from sun to sun, but a fundraiser bot's work is never done.)
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To: JohnHuang2
I hope that the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) tells them to shove it.
3 posted on 04/05/2004 10:34:00 PM PDT by Jaysun (The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: JohnHuang2
They want to ram their religion down the throats of the Young Mens Christian Association???
4 posted on 04/05/2004 10:36:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Hey, I am on the internet. I have a right (cough, cough) to write stupid things.)
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To: JohnHuang2
I don't recall.

Did the YMCA have anything to say about "The Village People" after their famous song?

5 posted on 04/05/2004 10:36:55 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: JohnHuang2
First Duke chokes in the final four against UConn, and now this. .....not a good week for the Devils.
6 posted on 04/05/2004 10:37:22 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: JohnHuang2
I live in this area and belong to the Y............duck Fuke.
7 posted on 04/05/2004 10:38:30 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: JohnHuang2
And? So what? California institutions bend over and grab their ankles everyday for the homosexual-Nazi-bandits, and we have no money left... just because you appease Nazi-bandidos one day, doesn't mean you won't end up broke the next.
8 posted on 04/05/2004 10:38:58 PM PDT by Porterville (I will enter the liberal land with the Gramsci torch and burn down their house of cards.)
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To: Mr. Mojo; GeronL
FReepers, let's keep this thread "language-appropriate", shall we?
9 posted on 04/05/2004 10:39:14 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: dogbrain
What in my post offended you? Perhaps you were referring to the post below mine.
10 posted on 04/05/2004 10:40:36 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Jaysun
Amen.
11 posted on 04/05/2004 10:42:32 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: GeronL
Apparently.
12 posted on 04/05/2004 10:43:44 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
this is why I am so happy that both the vaunted men's and women's BB teams got crushed really good and hard....
13 posted on 04/05/2004 10:44:04 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Mr. Mojo
I'm not offended, just trying to be funny.

When discussing anything about the gay agenda, certain words or phrases bring out the worst in me.

14 posted on 04/05/2004 10:45:19 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: dogbrain
what language??
15 posted on 04/05/2004 10:46:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Hey, I am on the internet. I have a right (cough, cough) to write stupid things.)
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To: GeronL
"...They want to ram their religion down the throats of the Young Mens..."

(see my post #14)

I don't think it's a "religion" that they're trying to force on the Y.

16 posted on 04/05/2004 10:51:36 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: dogbrain
I consider it a religion. their sacrament is called a stain.
17 posted on 04/05/2004 10:55:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Hey, I am on the internet. I have a right (cough, cough) to write stupid things.)
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To: JohnHuang2
Okey-dokey.
Add another scumbag "institution of higher perversion", to the list of colleges my three teenagers will not be considering. And to all Duke alumni, I urge you to halt all contributions.
18 posted on 04/05/2004 11:03:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: GeronL
This is exactly what we face nationally in churches, health plans, and everywhere else in society if we don't put a consitutional block against same sex marriage. The homosexual agenda WILL become the law of the land unless the laws against it are strengthened.

The church will be pressured into accepting same sex couples as church members. Same sex ceremonies will also be forced on churches.

19 posted on 04/06/2004 12:14:58 AM PDT by weegee (No blood for ratings-CNN suppressed reports of torture & murder in Iraq to keep their Baghdad bureau)
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To: weegee
and soon they'll be banning parts of the bible..
20 posted on 04/06/2004 12:19:41 AM PDT by GeronL (Hey, I am on the internet. I have a right (cough, cough) to write stupid things.)
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To: GeronL
Your can bet that the sodomites have a problem with the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah.
21 posted on 04/06/2004 12:38:19 AM PDT by weegee (No blood for ratings-CNN suppressed reports of torture & murder in Iraq to keep their Baghdad bureau)
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To: weegee
Yes, I would imagine so.
22 posted on 04/06/2004 12:39:23 AM PDT by GeronL (Hey, I am on the internet. I have a right (cough, cough) to write stupid things.)
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