Sodom and Gomorrah University
2/19/2003 12:00:00 AM - Michelle Malkin
Thank goodness for conservative college student journalists.
They bravely blow the whistle on the cultural rot plaguing the nation's
institutions of higher learning. And they alert the public to the ugly truth
about campus hedonism, which is downplayed by clueless administrators,
admissions flacks and faculty enablers.
Just how dangerously out of control has the campus social
environment become? A recent report by student journalists Seth R. Norman
and Ashley Rudmann of the California Patriot (www.calpatriot.org), the
conservative journal at the University of California-Berkeley, provides some
According to Norman and Rudmann, anonymous gay sex seekers are
using a university-sponsored Web site to locate partners for high-risk
trysts in Berkeley campus bathrooms. Partitions between the stalls have been
vandalized with so-called "glory holes" that are used "to peer into the
stall next door to see if it is occupied by a man interested in sex. If it
is, the student will cross into the stall and engage with him sexually,
usually without any mutual acquaintance."
The reporters note that as many as 18 glory holes, which are
used for much worse than peering, have been drilled across the Berkeley
campus, including at men's bathrooms in two major lecture halls.
The UC Berkeley Queer Alliance/Queer Resource Center publishes
the school-sponsored Web site where glory hole locations and homosexual sex
solicitations are posted. ("Find that special someone (or three)!" entices
an ad, illustrated with three young naked men embracing, on the site.) The
group receives free office space and over $9,000 a year from the student
Among the messages left on the Queer Resource Center online
The maps to the Cal Holes are the best map you can get this
term. Full of fun and yum yum and good time. we have the best holes in the
By mistake I have been in like Stephens (Hall) last year and
there were these two hot guys . . . in there. I joined. It was hot!
I have heard so much about the wheeler hole? is there one? and
if it is can an undergrad tell me about this? -- if the G Hole is real I
want to join other wheeler boys their this semester!!
You might think that homosexual activists, always first in line
to clamor for government funds to preach "safe sex," would be most alarmed
at this perilous and promiscuous trend. This is a public health hazard. (As
with bathhouse enthusiasts, anonymous thrill-seekers in public restrooms are
not likely to use protection against sexually transmitted diseases). This is
also a public safety threat to other students unknowingly using these marked
bathrooms for what they were intended, while lecherous strangers ogle
Campus police told the publication that the situation was much
worse than portrayed.
School officials have an obligation to clean up this mess. The
university's Student Code of Conduct prohibits "conduct which threatens or
endangers the health or safety of any person." UC policy also forbids the
damage or misuse of university property. But the California Patriot's
publisher, Robb McFadden, told me last week that "to our knowledge, the
University has taken no further action to stop this problem."
In typical Berkeley fashion, homosexuals on campus see the
bathroom bacchanalia as a sacred celebration of Free Speech and Diversity.
John Mendoza, co-chair of the UC Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and
Intersex (what?) Association, enthused that the Queer Resource Center
message board is "a great place for people to express themselves."
"It's a great portal to campus events," he said.
Anyone who challenges this behavior is, naturally, labeled an
intolerant homosexual-basher. The California Patriot was the target of an
anonymous satirical "hit piece" snidely accusing the lead reporter on the
bathroom story of being gay. Student Justin Wong of the "Queer Council"
complained that the article was the result of a "witch hunt." And one news
editor was told by a Berkeley administration official that Norman and
Rudmann's article was "homophobic."
A deviant practice common at filthy truck stops has infected the
hallowed ivory tower, and all the campus Left can do is blame the messenger
and play the victim card? Welcome to Sodom and Gomorrah University: " . . .
and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace." --