Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Gallaudet University's Thought Police on the Job
Imagine being a chief diversity coordinator at a university who believes in the traditional form of marriage. Imagine signing a petition to put a measure on a state ballot that would affirm traditional marriage. Imagine being suspended by your university.
Gallaudet is a university in the Washington DC area that serves the deaf.
This is outrageous, and I would say that if this lady was fighting for same-sex marriage as well. Being against same sex marriage is not being anti-gay-even if some of my readers think it is. Why should it follow that being a diversity coordinator should mean taking one position or the other on gay marriage? This is just another example of the rank idiocy that dominates in an institution (academia) where intelligence should be prevailing.
A university is supposed to stand for universality of thought and opinions. Political correctness is a direct contradiction of that principle. Unfortunately, that glorified term, "diversity" does not apply to different opinions-even if they reflect traditional American values like belief in God, country, etc.
So if suspending university personnel because they oppose same-sex marriage is now the norm, I invite anyone who wants to write to UC Irvine and demand my termination as a part-time teacher.