Mike Adams

Dear Director of Diversity:

I am writing today to apologize for recent derogatory statements I have made about the Office of Campus Diversity, and about the diversity movement in general. For example, I was very critical of the previous chancellor for his refusal to respond to my request to promote books that criticize the gay rights movement on the Office of Campus Diversity website. I thought it would promote diversity if we posted them next to all the references to books that support the gay rights movement from a religious perspective.

Recently, I also noticed that the university's Women's Center website provides a link to a gay website that is loaded with religious writings and advertisements for gay churches. One of the writings is called "Christ on a Rainbow." It is located just below another called "Love that is binding: The musings of a deep throated Pollyanna." One of the advertisements for a local gay church reads, "Whatever you believe, we embrace you!" All this, despite the center's refusal to provide a link to a crisis pregnancy center because it is, in the director's words, "overtly religious."

I must confess that for a long time, I considered your office, the Women's Center, and the diversity task force to be dominated by mendacious hypocrites. But now, I realize that this has all been a big misunderstanding. When the administration began to promote diversity, I thought that this included ideas predicated upon the existence of moral absolutes. That is why, for example, I thought that the campus diversity movement would be willing to work with groups who espouse the view that abortion is murder and that murder is simply objectively wrong.

I now realize that this movement really seeks to promote moral relativism. In fact, all of the speakers, organizations, programs, and readings your office promotes are geared towards abolishing the notion of absolute truth and any accompanying form of moral judgment.

While I accept full responsibility for the misunderstanding, I think it would be wise to consider renaming your office. Perhaps you could call it "The Office of Moral Relativism" and call yourself the "Director of Relativism." You may also want to ask the "Diversity Task Force" to change its name to the "Relativism Task Force."

Now that I have finally come to a better understanding of your mission, I plan to make some more realistic recommendations to the new Office of Moral Relativism. In fact, I'd like to start with one today.


Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.