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Posted on 02/12/2013 5:07:18 AM PST by Kaslin
Elon University has now ceased to be a serious institution of higher learning. In fact, it no longer deserves to be called a university in the wake of its decision to create a new Vendor Policy Study Committee. The committee, which was created by Elon's Board of Trustees in October, is part of a response to efforts to ban Chick-fil-A from the Elon campus. Its very existence shows that Elon cannot expeditiously handle simple issues concerning tolerance and inclusion. Instead, it legitimates bigotry by giving serious consideration to anti-religious zealots who would best be ignored.
Elon's 15-member committee is made up of trustees, alumni, students, faculty, and staff members. During five meetings the group has held since the fall, they have had what they characterize (in campus email updates) as "thoughtful and respectful discussions with a collegial spirit." They also report that they have "reviewed" a large volume of materials. In other words, they have been thoughtful and respectful and collegial as they consider banning companies from their campus because they do not hold politically correct beliefs. And they have spent a lot of time and resources doing it.
This Orwellian committee started by reviewing Elon's current vendor and purchasing policies and practices. They have also received input from legal counsel, reviewed actions by the Student Government Association, solicited input from Elon's Inclusive Community Council, and studied more than 200 emails from members of the local community. The committee reports that these sources have provided "a variety of opinions and perspectives on the issues."
In other words, Elon University has launched a McCarthy-style investigation into whether the campus has been invaded by subversives who want to undermine the community by suggesting that marriage requires one man and one woman. Did anyone notice that the Chick-Fil-A sign is bright red? It's enough to cause a modern-day red scare.
In addition, the committee has reviewed decisions by other universities related to Chick-fil-A as well as media reports on the company and its activities. Those media reports have come from reliable sources like the Huffington Post. They show that the chicken vendor has consorted with the KKK. Just kidding, it's worse than that. They've donated to the Family Research Council.
The committee continues to seek input from interested persons and stakeholders on these issues. In addressing the charges given the committee by the Elon Board of Trustees, they are developing options for the Board to consider related to vendor policies and guidelines. They are also developing a set of pros and cons related to Chick-fil-A's continued operation on Elon's campus. In the spirit of inclusiveness, I've included my own set of pros and cons related to their continuing operation at Elon.
1. People can eat delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries at Elon.
2. Elon can profit from sales of delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries on campus.
3. Homosexual activists might decide to boycott Elon.
4. Angry liberals might join the boycott of Elon.
1. I can't really think of any.
The Vendor Policy Study Committee anticipates providing a progress report to the Board of Trustees at its March 1-2 meeting. They hope to conclude their work with a set of findings for the Board's consideration prior to the end of the spring semester.
Accordingly, members of the Elon community have been extended an invitation to express their opinion or provide the committee with information on these matters. I am encouraging my readers to do the same by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They claim to welcome the involvement of all members of the Elon community in these discussions. But I think that is too exclusive. I think all Americans should provide them with input.
I plan to write Elon and tell them not to be chicken of a little ideological diversity. If you have a nugget of advice, please share it. But try not to use any fowl language. There's too much hate speech out there already.
Why don’t people state WHERE THE HELL Elon University is located in these posts? For all I know it could be on Mars!
For the life of me I cannot understand how the whole world in the last 20 years has fallen for the homosexual agenda.
What the hell is wrong with people?
There is no precedent in the history of the world for a group supposedly consisting of one or two percent of the population being able to subvert the morals of 98% of the people.
It’slike the world has become as sick as the perverts.
I’ve worked in academia for 30+ years. I’ve never heard of Elon University.
Why dont people state WHERE THE HELL Elon University is located in these posts? For all I know it could be on Mars!
Stevie, have you heard of Google?
I’ve adeed it to the “key words”, maybe that’ll help.
When posting articles all 57 states are listed, all the poster has to do is check one and it will show up in “topics”
It's a simple matter, really. If your worldview had no faith-based philosophical underpinnings, i.e. is not firmly and consciously grounded in Judeo-Christian belief, then you have no basis on which to argue against homosexuality. The world has accepted this because it no longer has any basis on which to reject it.
From what I have read the Nazi SS was chock full of them. Another great reason to enlist them into the military
I just did, but I am not going to tell you. I suggest, you do a Bing, Google, or Yahoo search and type in Elon University
Small private school in North Carolina.
Or Bing, or Yahoo
It’s NOT on Mars?
That’s where I thought they were talking about.
Of course, I quit reading and skipped to posts.
I always do when I don’t see at least a state within a reasonable space, like the first two lines, if not the headline.
I’ll get some response like oh if you readit, expletive, you’d have seen that it was in Ohio.
I don’t read it if the poster can’t tell me where the heck I am.
Definitely a reason not to send your kids there
if it’s the one in N.C. it’s a liberal arts college. What do you expect from them?
From Google: “Elon University embraces its founders’ vision of an academic community that transforms mind, body, and spirit and encourages freedom of thought and liberty of conscience.”
I love the “liberty of conscience” bit. I guess that’s only for when you approve of same-sex marriage.
Now there is a stupid statement if one has ever appeared on this board.
The health hazards posed by anal sex are easy to point out.
So is propagation of the species.
Your post, while utterly lacking in any sort of intellect is really high in homosexual advocacy.
Elon does not embrace its founders vision, which was that of a Christian college, even calling their athletic teams the “Fighting Christians” until just a few years ago - when they completed their atheist transgendering and became “the Phoenix” - and they have never stopped trying to prove their “street cred” in the sad world of academics by trying to out liberal Duke, UNC, etc....and that’s what this is about, proving to the elite liberals in NC that they are serious academics.
That's not true. There's natural law theory which does not have to be based on a creator. Homosexuality goes against nature. That's not conjecture. It's reality.
Anal sex is not reproductive and can never be no matter how many people vote to normalize it. Anal sex has a much, much higher risk factor for spreading disease, because it involves the unnatural use of genitalia. Fact: a society of purely homosexual citizens is nonviable. It would die, because the only way to procreate is through heterosexual union.
Nature doesn't play games with dysfunctional and/or unnatural behaviors. It's not swayed by popular opinion, and no matter what, homosexuality can never be on par with heterosexuality. It's simply not possible.
Elon is a smallish private “liberal arts” university in Elon, NC—in the central part of the state, halfway between Durham and Greensboro.
I would prefer it be on Mars, actually. The last thing North Carolina needs is more liberals.