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Dispelling myths about gay activism -
Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2004 | Mike S. Adams

Posted on 06/21/2004 11:30:30 AM PDT by UnklGene

Dispelling myths about gay activism -

Mike S. Adams (archive)

June 21, 2004

Recently, I started recommending my old alma mater to readers asking me where they could get a good education without constant exposure to political indoctrination. I recommended Mississippi State University (MSU), not because it was free from political correctness, but because it was a relatively small problem at the university.

Now, it appears that I might have been wrong about my old alma mater. (Yes, you heard me correctly. I said I might have been wrong about something). My awareness of this possible folly came when one of my readers emailed the following excerpt from the MSU website:

Dispelling Myths: National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month Display at the (Mitchell Memorial) Library. This educational display takes a look at the myths surrounding homosexuality and gay life and dispels them with plain facts.

Apparently, the people running the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at MSU have decided to align themselves with the gay rights agenda by sponsoring this new library exhibit. And, despite a serious state budget crisis, they have decided to use Mississippi taxpayer dollars to teach people that their objections to homosexuality are unfounded. And who better to expose various “untruths” than the multiculturalists who say that “truth” is an antiquated concept?

I have been a big critic of the multicultural “war against generalizations” for quite some time. But, now, I’ve given up. In fact, I’ve decided to take an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” approach to the problem. So, rather than challenge their right to put a display in Mitchell Memorial Library, I have decided to ask the Holmes Center to let me put up a display of my own.

My display will be entirely in black-and-white, devoid of any use of rainbow imagery or subtle variations of pink. It will give detailed explanations of the invalidity of the following myths:

Myth #1. Campus gay rights activism is motivated by a desire to protect students from imminent harm. It is not an effort to indoctrinate students. Nor is it in an effort to use tax dollars to win votes for candidates supporting the gay agenda.

Myth #2. Campus gay activists actually respect the views of people who have religious objections to homosexuality. In fact, some of them think that such people have a right to voice their objections to homosexuality at a public university.

Myth #3. Some diversity centers hold real debates exposing students to different opinions on the issue of gay marriage, rather than inviting multiple speakers who share exactly the same opinion.

Myth #4. College administrators believe that it is easier to advance the gay agenda by violating the United States Constitution. But, despite this, they respect the constitution at all times.

Myth #5. The people running campus diversity centers understand that political activism is supposed to be directed at governments by the people, not by governments at the people.

Myth #6. College administrators understand that constitutional rights belong to individuals. They also understand that “centers” run by the government do not have constitutional standing.

Myth # 7. Campus gay activists always tell the truth about the percentage of the population that is actually gay.

Myth #8. Because they are all very rational intellectuals, campus gay activists fully understand the problems associated with espousing a belief in a) the “gay” gene, b) a growing gay population, and c) the Darwinian notion of “survival of the fittest.”

Myth # 9. Gay activists always tell the truth about the relationship between homosexual sodomy and AIDS. That is because they care more about the public health than the blind pursuit of sexual gratification.

Myth # 10. The decision to join the gay rights movement will secure enough donations from gay activists to offset the ensuing donor boycott from the once proud alums of Mississippi State University.

When I establish this display at my old alma mater, I will be able to proudly boast that I have become a part of the multicultural war on generalizations. The university can then turn its attention to combating generalizations against all kinds of groups. Perhaps they can sponsor a panel discussion called “Driving excellence among Chinese immigrants” or “Genetic diversity in the Mississippi Delta.” Maybe they’ll even have time for one called “The fear of profanity among Italian Americans.”

I think it’s always good to keep a sense of humor when tackling issues of diversity. But the multiculturalists think that generalizations are always a bad idea.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: culturewar; homosexualagenda; homsexualagenda; mikesadams; msu; publicschool; sexpositiveagenda; taxdollarsatwork; youpayforthis

1 posted on 06/21/2004 11:30:31 AM PDT by UnklGene
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To: UnklGene

Politics in the classroom KILL me.

I go to Vanderbilt University - not exactly a bastion of liberal thought - and my Representative American Literature class included Fast Food Nation, Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation, Fountain at the Center of the World (a fictional account of the WTO protests in Seattle), and videos on the Seattle/Portland protests. Indoctrination at its worst. We read one book by Melville and one by Faulkner, and the rest was liberal screed written after 1984. 'Representative American Lit' my ass.


2 posted on 06/21/2004 11:42:09 AM PDT by ICX (Makin movies, makin songs, and fightin' round the world!)
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To: ICX

Thats awful. I am only about 10 years out of school and even back then we read Poe, Cooper, and Twain (and Faulkner and Melville) and while at Kansas when we took intro to American Lit.


3 posted on 06/21/2004 11:47:31 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: UnklGene

=== Because they are all very rational intellectuals, campus gay activists fully understand the problems associated with espousing a belief in a) the “gay” gene, b) a growing gay population, and c) the Darwinian notion of “survival of the fittest.”


Very good.

I managed to slip in "survival of the fittest" when one of the young homosexuals debating me on the Alan Keyes show likened federal sex-ed to federal indoctrinition in the theory of evolution.

Glad you brought that up, says I ... =)


4 posted on 06/21/2004 12:03:52 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: ICX
The Left is rampant at George Mason University as well. I had a sociology class wherein "Roger and Me" was assigned as a mandatory educational source. The prof was shocked at the negative reviews and annoying questions of veracity. In an advanced English composition class, Junot Diaz' "Drown" was given as a literary source. I had fun slaughtering that piece of multicultural drivel [then had to fight with the department head to get my 'A' in the course]. As a middle-aged undergrad, I am pleased to say that today's youngsters are standing their ground and taking on the PC profs.

There is also an impressive young man in high school who is taking up the cause as well. That's not easy for a minor to take on adults so forcefully.

At last year's Conservative University seminar, Cato's Roger Pilon and Conservative Caucus Chairman Howard Phillips advised the students to Be Informed, then Go into the Belly of the Beast. Good advice if you have the moxie.
5 posted on 06/21/2004 12:06:05 PM PDT by walford (http://utopia-unmasked.us)
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To: UnklGene
Perhaps they can sponsor a panel discussion called “Driving excellence among Chinese immigrants” or “Genetic diversity in the Mississippi Delta.” Maybe they’ll even have time for one called “The fear of profanity among Italian Americans.”

"Alcohol abstinence in the Russian American and Irish American communities"

"Solving the problem of Asian American academic underachievment"

"Men in the Military: the myth of upper body strength"

6 posted on 06/21/2004 12:06:53 PM PDT by SupplySider
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To: walford
As a middle-aged undergrad, I am pleased to say that today's youngsters are standing their ground and taking on the PC profs.

That's good to hear. I attended GMU for a semester in 1972 when it was little more than a community college. I'm curious, do you ever see Walter Williams on campus, or have you had a chance to take a course from him?

7 posted on 06/21/2004 12:12:13 PM PDT by SupplySider
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To: WKB

FYI...BTW, last weekend, my youngest daughter married a MSU alum...10 of his friends from school, and frat buds were up for the wedding..5 stayed with us for 4 days..because of a mix up by the hotel...was a blast...I forgot how much beer can be consumed by humans..was like having a frat weekend in my house...I'm still finding empties all around the hous and the property, including two in the rain gutter...


8 posted on 06/21/2004 12:13:34 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050
I'm still finding empties all around the hous and the property, including two in the rain gutter...

Did you find them right after you woke up or on the way down?

9 posted on 06/21/2004 12:19:27 PM PDT by Old Professer (Interests in common are commonly abused.)
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To: SupplySider
"...do you ever see Walter Williams on campus, or have you had a chance to take a course from him?"

No, he's not teaching any classes this coming semester. When he did, he only taught graduate courses. I'm not sure he's here anymore. We do have Donald Boudreaux teaching economics and Frank Sesno teaching government, though.
10 posted on 06/21/2004 12:25:13 PM PDT by walford (http://utopia-unmasked.us)
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To: WKB; MagnoliaMS; MississippiMan; vetvetdoug; NerdDad; Rebel Coach; afuturegovernor; mwyounce; ...

(((MS PING)))


11 posted on 06/21/2004 2:13:34 PM PDT by bourbon
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To: WKB; wardaddy
Please no "steers and queers" jokes about MSU. Now is not the time. :-)

BTW, if you want to see egregious male homosexuality on public display in MS, you needn't look any farther than the USM band. Y'know the Flag Corps girls most bands have? Well, USM has 3-4 extra fruity "f(l)ag boys" in their band. Seriously.

12 posted on 06/21/2004 2:18:19 PM PDT by bourbon
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To: bourbon; wardaddy

Please tell me this is not required reading for
a degree at FR.


13 posted on 06/21/2004 3:09:08 PM PDT by WKB (3!~ What we need is more "Christianity in politics" and less "Politics in Christianity")
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To: WKB

Who is responsible for handing out degrees around here? It's certainly not me.


14 posted on 06/21/2004 3:25:12 PM PDT by bourbon
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To: bourbon

Hey dude! Speaking of culturally diverse universities and liberal indoctrination, Dr. McDonald's new book and Dr. McDonald will be featured on C-SPAN (2, I believe) on July 4 at noon and 5:00. You can call in and ask him questions during the 12:00 broadcast. Those would be Eastern times. On the one hand, it is a shame that they would have him on July 4. However, it is entirely appropriate.


15 posted on 06/21/2004 5:22:37 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: bourbon
Who is responsible for handing out degrees around here? It's certainly not me.

I got two, but both came in plain brown envelopes with no return address.

I treasure them both.

16 posted on 06/21/2004 5:28:27 PM PDT by humblegunner (This dog bite me)
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To: bourbon; WKB; wardaddy

To: WKB; wardaddy
Please no "steers and queers" jokes about MSU. Now is not the time. :-)





Why bourbon,
what jokes?
I've never heard one :)


17 posted on 06/21/2004 6:15:58 PM PDT by onyx
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To: UnklGene
Look, dammit!!

I've got two of my daughters at State now. If State is no longer the bastion of sanity and patriotism I once knew, the ONLY stinkin' choice I have is take 'em out for year, move 'em to Kalifornia and enroll 'em at Fresno State.

I need some hope, boy! Don't dump this liberal at State junk in my computer!

18 posted on 06/21/2004 8:01:38 PM PDT by stboz
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To: bourbon
Hey!

You know, MSU had to drop that animal husbandry degree.. too many of the football players were confused about their obligations

Don't make fun of our flagboys, or one of them will come up there and slap you silly! :-)

19 posted on 06/21/2004 10:24:14 PM PDT by mwyounce
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To: stboz

" If State is no longer the bastion of sanity and patriotism I once knew, the ONLY stinkin' choice I have is take 'em out for year, move 'em to Kalifornia and enroll 'em at Fresno State."


Good Lord, man! Wipe that thought right outta your brain!
Go find a moon pie...you'll feel MUCH better. ;o)


20 posted on 06/21/2004 10:53:05 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: mwyounce; bourbon

"Don't make fun of our flagboys, or one of them will come up there and slap you silly! :-)"



And, if they aren't up to it, they will sic a Dixie Darlin' on him. ;o)


21 posted on 06/21/2004 10:55:20 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: petitfour

wow! thanks for the tip.


22 posted on 06/22/2004 10:16:46 AM PDT by bourbon
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To: mwyounce

Just out of curiosity, what is up with the f(l)agboys? Why does USM have them, whereas other schools don't?


23 posted on 06/22/2004 10:21:31 AM PDT by bourbon
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To: bourbon

I wish I knew (actually, maybe I don't....), but I haven't the foggiest idea.


24 posted on 06/22/2004 2:02:59 PM PDT by mwyounce
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