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Sex show at W&M OK'd by Nichol
DailyPress.com ^ | January 29, 2008 | Shawn Day

Posted on 01/29/2008 6:41:44 AM PST by holidayidol

Sex show at William & Mary OK'd by Nichol

The university's president cites the First Amendment and academic openness in his decision.

WILLIAMSBURG - The Sex Workers' Art Show will take place Monday at the College of William and Mary, after school President Gene Nichol granted students' requests for the controversial show to be held on campus.

The show, which students arranged for, is scheduled for 7 and 9:30 p.m. performances in the University Center's Commonwealth Auditorium, where the show was held last year.

Featuring strippers, prostitutes and other sex workers performing and discussing their work, the show is in the middle of a nationwide tour. Its Web site lists coming performances at Harvard, the University of Michigan and Virginia Commonwealth University. But a VCU administrator said Monday that the show wouldn't be held on campus.

Last year, the show's presence at William and Mary provoked outrage among some alumni and community members, who accused Nichol of an affront on religion and morality. The performance occurred shortly after it became public that Nichol ordered a cross removed from daily display in a campus chapel.

As he did last year, Nichol said this year that he didn't want the show to be held on campus. However, "the First Amendment and the defining traditions of openness that sustain universities" led him to grant permission for the show, he said.

"Censorship has no place at a great university," Nichol said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: art; campus; college; cross; highereducation; mary; nichol; sex; wandm; william
Gene Nichol, who has a previous background with the ACLU, has overseen one controversial decision after another the entire 2-3yrs he has been with the college. And consistently, each of these decisions has sided against conservatism and Christianity in the name of "free speech".

This is the same man that personally BANNED the cross from the Wren Chapel (campus chapel), and then caved into mere part-time censorship of the cross after he lost a $12 million donor to the school over the ploy.

And yet allowing sex workers and strippers to perform on campus at a COLLEGE FUNDED event is in the name of free speech!

This man has got to go.

1 posted on 01/29/2008 6:41:48 AM PST by holidayidol
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To: holidayidol
However, "the First Amendment and the defining traditions of openness that sustain universities" led him to grant permission for the show, he said.

"Censorship has no place at a great university," Nichol said.

Except when it pertains to Christianity! A**hole!

2 posted on 01/29/2008 6:47:43 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Censorship has no place at a great university


All ideas are not equal............ This putz refuses to be a grownnup and say NO.


3 posted on 01/29/2008 6:54:57 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: holidayidol

I think UMASS found its new president.


4 posted on 01/29/2008 6:56:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: holidayidol
The titel you created "PRESIDENT OF WILLIAM & MARY ALLOWS SEX WORKERS' ART SHOW ON CAMPUS (but censors cross in chapel!)" was not the title at the linked source.

Please do not alter titles.

Also, this thread does not belong in Activism.

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5 posted on 01/29/2008 6:57:14 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: holidayidol

Tickets $4.00 for non-students?

I’ll get my rubber raincoat.


6 posted on 01/29/2008 7:08:34 AM PST by sinanju
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To: holidayidol

ACLU = Atheists Committed (to making) Life Unbearable.. This piece of excrement is one of their gurus.


7 posted on 01/29/2008 7:16:09 AM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: holidayidol
I heard, Ted "Sandwich" *HIC!* KenneDrucky& Bill ''Slick Willie" Klintoon, are gonna have "another (sex) excellent" adventure....@ this "center of higher learning"....these two, are Lowlifes ("Together Again" :) United.
8 posted on 01/29/2008 7:17:31 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^( FRed was LMSM roadkill)
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To: massgopguy
I think UMASS found its new president.

Or BC.

9 posted on 01/29/2008 7:17:40 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: holidayidol

>>Last year, the show’s presence at William and Mary provoked outrage among some alumni and community members, who accused Nichol of an affront on religion and morality.<<

Interesting, I figured it would be the feminists who wanted the show censored. Censorship makes for strange bedfellows.


10 posted on 01/29/2008 7:18:40 AM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: holidayidol
Whoops...."Sandwich" *HIC!* Kenne(DRUNK)y& Bill ''Slick Willie" Klintoon, are gonna have "another (sex) excellent" adventure....@ this "center of higher learning"....these two, are Lowlifes ("Together Again" :) United.
11 posted on 01/29/2008 7:19:17 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^( FRed was LMSM roadkill)
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To: gondramB

Censored? More likely the feminists would sponsor it. Remember, these are empowered womyn.


12 posted on 01/29/2008 7:22:57 AM PST by Oratam
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To: holidayidol
Gene Nichol is an ACLU lefty.

That is all anyone needs to know if they have any grasp of American leftist history.

13 posted on 01/29/2008 7:29:09 AM PST by OriginalIntent (Undo the ACLU revision of the Constitution. If you agree with the ACLU revisions, you are a liberal)
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To: holidayidol

They should change their name to the college of William and Monica


14 posted on 01/29/2008 7:41:43 AM PST by Cubs Fan (Liberals have the inverse midas touch, everything they get a hold of turns to crap)
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To: Oratam

I wouldn’t bet on that.

I read several radical feminist blogs — and their disdain for ANY nudity or objectification is palpable. They don’t really buy the “empowerment” thing.

H


15 posted on 01/29/2008 7:41:58 AM PST by SnakeDoctor
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To: Hemorrhage

This would be bad enough in Calif...but in VA?????


16 posted on 01/29/2008 7:43:11 AM PST by Gopher Broke
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To: holidayidol

“The university’s president cites the First Amendment and academic openness in his decision.”

What a joke - leftists use this to tout their moral, or lack of, and to silence Christians and conservatives. It is obvious that we have come to this point because we, as conservatives, have allowed the leftist to indoctrinate our children and silence us with lawsuits and their name calling (i.e. racists, bigots, etc...). In the end it is leftists like this that overtly express their hate, racism and intolerance - we need our own media to expose this.


17 posted on 01/29/2008 7:45:06 AM PST by sasafras (Diversity indoctrination will be the end to America as we know it.)
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To: holidayidol
Its Web site lists coming performances...

Ok...

18 posted on 01/29/2008 7:47:37 AM PST by Onelifetogive (Member of the Right-Wing Conspiracy before it was Vast.)
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To: holidayidol

Will the NOW nags be protesting?


19 posted on 01/29/2008 7:50:03 AM PST by JZelle
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To: holidayidol

Gene Nichol is a disaster for W&M. How did such a buffoon ever get to be president?


20 posted on 01/29/2008 7:51:03 AM PST by Dante3
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To: holidayidol
If Hillary loses the big enchilada, look for her to be named the next president of William and Mary.

Her first act will be to re-name the university "Hillary and William".

Leni

21 posted on 01/29/2008 7:55:32 AM PST by MinuteGal (Keep Dr. McStrangelove from winning the Academy Award for Best Malefactor......Support Mitt !)
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To: holidayidol
"Censorship has no place at a great university," Nichol said.

Not to worry. W & M is no longer a 'great university'.

22 posted on 01/29/2008 7:55:33 AM PST by Hoof Hearted
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To: holidayidol

“...Whoa no, William and Mary won’t do, now...”


23 posted on 01/29/2008 7:57:47 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: holidayidol

“...coming performances at Harvard...”

I guess this costs extra.


24 posted on 01/29/2008 7:58:28 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: holidayidol

My daughter has applied, but this is the last straw! W&M alumni should be ashamed.


25 posted on 01/29/2008 8:01:56 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Gopher Broke

>> This would be bad enough in Calif...but in VA?????

Better be careful, or they may lose the “virgin” in their name. Gonna have to change the name to “Vaginia”, or something.

H


26 posted on 01/29/2008 8:03:03 AM PST by SnakeDoctor
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To: holidayidol

I always thought you received a higher education so you didn’t have to become a prostitute. Now it seems that is a legitimate career choice. Just hit the streets and save your parents a boatload of money.


27 posted on 01/29/2008 8:03:15 AM PST by Bigoleelephant (Lawyers are to America what lead was to Rome.)
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To: dfwgator
"“...Whoa no, William and Mary won’t do, now...

You should have mentioned the next line of the Steeley Dan song:

"Now I'm never going back to my old school"

28 posted on 01/29/2008 8:05:40 AM PST by Hoof Hearted
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To: Cubs Fan

Rim shot. Thank you Henny Youngman.


29 posted on 01/29/2008 8:08:27 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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“Censorship has no place at a great university,” Nichol said.

With this in mind, can the Campus Republicans’ Art Show be far behind?


30 posted on 01/29/2008 10:50:41 AM PST by DPMD
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