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Gay Profs at Notre Dame Speak Out About “Invisible Discrimination.”
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/1/12 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 05/02/2012 8:35:09 AM PDT by marshmallow

Three homosexual professors at the University of Notre Dame are reportedly saying the Catholic university isn’t doing enough to be inclusive to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. Recently, the University announced it would not add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination clause despite pressure from some student groups and faculty.

In protest of that decision, three homosexual professors spoke out in the student newspaper, saying among other things that Notre Dame treats them like “second class citizens” and that other LGBTQ professors have left the university and some students didn’t enroll because of it, despite the administration’s promise to take other steps to help LGBTQ individuals feel more included on campus, according to a report from the student newspaper.

Susan Cannon Harris, an English and Irish Studies Professor, is quoted saying she has not made any effort to conceal her sexuality. She reportedly said she feels safe coming out to students on the first day of each semester and received tenure from the university in 2004.

But Cannon Harris said the absence of sexual orientation from the nondiscrimination clause has a psychological effect on LGBTQ faculty. The Observer reports:

For example, when coming up for tenure, professors typically ask themselves whether they have done enough research or met the standard in the classroom.

“I, because of Notre Dame’s special situation, also had to ask the question, is all of that going to matter? Are they going to deny me tenure just because I’m a lesbian?” she said. “Even though I mostly didn’t think that they would, it was in the back of my mind. And that is very destructive.”

Since Cannon Harris received tenure in 2004, she has had to worry a bit less. She now feels safe telling her students she is a lesbian on the first.........

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She now feels safe telling her students she is a lesbian on the first day of the semester,......

Completely unprofessional and utterly distasteful. The students have no need to be confronted with their instructor's sexual preferences. If I'm a student, I don't want to know. Just present the course material and get out of my face with the sex.

1 posted on 05/02/2012 8:35:15 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Hint: “Catholic university” - might give it away that homosexual conduct is frowned upon...

or maybe that’s just me....


2 posted on 05/02/2012 8:38:05 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: marshmallow

Why does a homo want to work at a Catholic University?


3 posted on 05/02/2012 8:38:30 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: marshmallow
Let's see now...a Catholic institution,or at least one that *claims* to be Catholic....(scratching head)
4 posted on 05/02/2012 8:39:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: EEGator

To destroy it.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 8:40:01 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: EEGator
Why does a homo want to work at a Catholic University?

To force them to comply with these sickos' idea of "social justice."

6 posted on 05/02/2012 8:40:23 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: marshmallow
...the University announced it would not add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination clause despite pressure from some student groups and faculty...other LGBTQ professors have left the university and some students didn’t enroll because of it...

Probably the best way to handle it...if you don't like our policies, don't work or go to school here.

7 posted on 05/02/2012 8:41:34 AM PDT by econjack
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To: EEGator

To destroy it from within. But we all know that.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 8:41:41 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: NRA1995

“I’m Professor Harris and I am a Lesbian. So, if you want to pass this class........................”


9 posted on 05/02/2012 8:42:19 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: marshmallow

How brave of her to tell everyone she’s a lesbian. She could get an electric shock from her sex toy.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: marshmallow
She reportedly said she feels safe coming out to students on the first day of each semester and received tenure from the university in 2004.

None of my professors told me if they were homos. It's none of my business.

11 posted on 05/02/2012 8:43:59 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: massgopguy

Maybe they should cover up the crosses for her too.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 8:44:51 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: marshmallow
She reportedly said she feels safe coming out to students on the first day of each semester

"Hello, marshmallow. I'm a Heterosexual White Male and this is my first post on your thread. I hope that you are fully comfortable with my lifestyle choices, and that we can share our opinions together freely during the duration of the posting on the thread."

There. That wasn't too awkward, was it? /sarc

Wonder how that goes over in a class full of college kids.

13 posted on 05/02/2012 8:57:19 AM PDT by wbill
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To: EEGator

These perverts are free to seek employment at a more “tolerant” institution if they are unhappy with their lot at Notre Dame.

But, no. They want the institution to change its core beliefs.

How selfish, how arrogant, how totally wrong.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 9:01:52 AM PDT by Walrus (Can a president be impeached for stupidity?)
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To: marshmallow
Since Notre Dame is not now a Catholic college, then I guess anything goes. Hell, they invited the Kenyan-born monster living in our White House who believes in infanticide and the brutal slaughter of over 3,300 American babies every single solitary day, so why not have homosexuals rampant on campus.

They gotta' come up with a new name though . . . Notre Dame is too Catholic!

15 posted on 05/02/2012 9:04:23 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: marshmallow

She does that to chase away students before the transfer/drop class period ends.

She does not want anyone who does not pander to her sexual recreation.


16 posted on 05/02/2012 9:04:51 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: marshmallow

In telling her students the first day of class her sexual orientation, she’s obviously warning them how they must treat her. She’s entitled to extra privileges AND everyone must submit papers that somehow embrace and reflect her ideology. To do anything else would be intolerant and to complain would be hate.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 9:05:38 AM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: marshmallow

Sorry, but Notre Dame gave up any pretentions of being Catholic years ago.

They’re now just another of the lifeless and clueless secular institutions of no learning. (STEM courses excluded...at least until the PC loons get to them.)


18 posted on 05/02/2012 9:08:40 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: marshmallow
Two weeks into my first Spanish class at Indiana University our instructor, Mercedes Roldan, from Argentina, proved what a firecracker she was by telling the class 'zhu male studentes may improve zhor grade with visit to my apartment at........ in the evening'.

Did you notice I remember her name?

She was butt ugly.

19 posted on 05/02/2012 9:09:52 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sweet Hour of Prayer; marshmallow

She’s cruising guys ~ filling her ‘date calendar’.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 9:11:26 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: marshmallow
Gay Profs at Notre Dame Speak Out About “Invisible Discrimination.”

“I, because of Notre Dame’s special situation, also had to ask the question, is all of that going to matter? Are they going to deny me tenure just because I’m a lesbian?” she said. “Even though I mostly didn’t think that they would, it was in the back of my mind. And that is very destructive.”

Translation:

Gay Profs at Notre Dame Speak Out About “Imaginary Discrimination.”

21 posted on 05/02/2012 9:16:29 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: marshmallow

Absolutely agree. NO reason to share that info. Is her teaching that bad, that she has to make excuses on the first day?


22 posted on 05/02/2012 9:16:54 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: EEGator
Why does a homo want to work at a Catholic University?
To get free contraception? Oh wait ...
23 posted on 05/02/2012 9:18:55 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: All

what do thise fetishists want?

designated “Recreational” rest rooms?


24 posted on 05/02/2012 9:19:05 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: EEGator

To be an agitator, that’s why. These liberal are making a mockery of God, but the end for these retrobates will not end well.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 9:23:06 AM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: The Electrician

IOW the homosexuals want the claim of homosexuality to equal automatic tenure.


26 posted on 05/02/2012 9:33:12 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: massgopguy
Shucks. I thought I hadda chance...


27 posted on 05/02/2012 9:37:36 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: muawiyah

Did anyone ever take her up on that offer...even as a dare or after fortification with 9 Coronas?


28 posted on 05/02/2012 9:38:08 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: marshmallow
"LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer)"

In other articles I've read, the Q stands for "questioning"?!

They sound like a confused group!
29 posted on 05/02/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: marshmallow
I work with some gay people and never do they make an issue of what there orientation ....which I am thankfully for....and respect....

but these flaming gays who think we need to know about their bedroom business are just arrogant creeps....

30 posted on 05/02/2012 9:42:07 AM PDT by cherry
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To: mdmathis6
Uhhh, I sure didn't but a couple of gals got the two A's available in her class ~ so there you have it.

She had the hots for this guy Alvarez from Los Angeles who didn't speak Spanish. She insisted he was "hispanic' and he'd get really, really angry with her ~ since he was Philipino!

Funny the things you can remember from college classes. I can rerun that one in my mind like a movie. My first thought was "college is different", my second thought was "oh my gawd it's too late to change classes".

What I learned was how to recite or read Spanish in perfectly accented Argentinian standard!

31 posted on 05/02/2012 9:45:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: marshmallow

“The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.”- Thomas Sowell


32 posted on 05/02/2012 10:16:29 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: marshmallow

Notre Dame is degenerative blight on the Catholic Church.


33 posted on 05/02/2012 11:54:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: marshmallow
Three homosexual professors at the University of Notre Dame are reportedly saying the Catholic university isn’t doing enough to be inclusive to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community.

Only LGBTQ? I don't think your puny acronym is inclusive enough of the diversity of the LGBTTIQQ2SAramalamalamalamadingdong community, you sexist bigots.

Susan Cannon Harris, an English and Irish Studies Professor, is quoted saying she has not made any effort to conceal her sexuality. She reportedly said she feels safe coming out to students on the first day of each semester and received tenure from the university in 2004.

"Hi class, I'm a lesbian."

"Hi Professor Harris, I'm a white male Christian right-winger who attends church regularly, listens to Rush Limbaugh, wants Mumia to dance on the end of a rope, opposes abortion in all cases but genuine medical emergency, thinks the very idea of same-sex 'marriage' is self-stultifying loblolly, and has voted Tory in every provincial and national election since 1990. Say, I hope that doesn't make you uncomfortable, does it?"

34 posted on 05/02/2012 12:54:15 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: marshmallow
Completely unprofessional and utterly distasteful. The students have no need to be confronted with their instructor's sexual preferences. If I'm a student, I don't want to know. Just present the course material and get out of my face with the sex.

Perfectly stated.

35 posted on 05/02/2012 2:00:33 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: marshmallow

wait a minute, there are three gay “professors” at Notre Dame? Mary must be completely disgusted.


36 posted on 05/03/2012 1:17:18 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

YIKES!!!!!!!


37 posted on 05/03/2012 12:45:20 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: muawiyah

Don’t cry for me,Argentina....

Sorry,I couldn’t help myself.


38 posted on 05/03/2012 12:47:12 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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39 posted on 05/03/2012 2:49:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: marshmallow

I see no more reason these people should be “accommodated” than if there were a group of non-repentant bank robbers demanding the school “be more inclusive”.

This is a RELIGIOUS institution. Those who purpose in their hearts to sin, and go on sinning, do not belong.

Period.


40 posted on 05/03/2012 3:19:31 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: marshmallow; Chode

“Completely unprofessional and utterly distasteful. The students have no need to be confronted with their instructor’s sexual preferences. “

You know that is so true! Never mind that this is a CATHOLIC university but I don’t care what the professor has sex with you are correct the professor does not need to tell me! I have never known a heterosexual professor come in on the first day and say “I am a strait professor” so why do these people feel the need to tell me what they have sexual relations with? Yuck! I don’t need to know.


41 posted on 05/03/2012 7:59:47 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana
like they can't tell by looking at it...
42 posted on 05/03/2012 8:10:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: EEGator

For the same reason Sandra Fluke went to Georgetown:

TO DISRUPT THE SCHOOL!

These people just cannot live and let live — they have to follow the Alinsky/Cloward Piven model: disrupt and overwhelm whatever society they place themselves in.

And, they INTENTIONALLY place themselves to do the most harm to civil society.

Oneday, perhaps, we’ll take positive action to shut the disruptors up — until we grow a set of testicles and gain the courage to face them down, expect to see more and more of this type of “anti polite society” disruption.


43 posted on 05/04/2012 9:13:02 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: EEGator

PS One wonders why they have not been fired?

After all, the last time I checked, homosexuality was against Catholic doctrine.

Just sayin’.


44 posted on 05/04/2012 9:14:43 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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45 posted on 05/05/2012 12:51:51 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: jimt
The students have no need to be confronted with their instructor's sexual preferences.

Judging by her picture posted above, she wouldn't actually have to say a thing.

46 posted on 05/05/2012 12:56:45 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Albion Wilde

OMG, That is Sam Kinison!


47 posted on 05/05/2012 1:51:24 PM PDT by Natural Law (For God so loved the world that He did not send a book.)
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To: Natural Law
LOL!!


48 posted on 05/05/2012 2:14:05 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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49 posted on 05/05/2012 2:18:14 PM PDT by narses
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Too bad he is dead. It would make a pretty funny parody having him play a militantly anti-Cathlic lesbian professor at a Catholic university.


50 posted on 05/05/2012 5:48:11 PM PDT by Natural Law (For God so loved the world that He did not send a book.)
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