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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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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