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The UNC-Greensboro (UNCG) College Republicans recently invited me to their
campus to speak on the topic of political correctness. Like all of my other
speeches, I arrived about an hour early and thus had a chance to explore the
UNCG campus. In fact, I was so early I had enough time to read the last two
editions of their student newspaper, The Carolinian.
Like many college student newspapers, much of the writing focused on mundane
subjects of little interest to those who have matured beyond their college
years. And like many student papers, there was a lot of focus on sex. One
column, written under the heading "Token Vagina" encouraged promiscuity
while lamenting the need of some to keep track of the number of people with
whom they have had sex. Another article presented a truly diverse
perspective on sex by focusing solely on masturbation.
The article that really caught my attention was about anal sex. It told how
Tristan Taormino, author of "The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women,"
recently spoke at the university. Taormino is a porn star and director who
refers to herself as "the poster girl for anal sex." Her speech was
co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the UNCG Wellness Center.
That means that the North Carolina taxpayers actually paid to promote
pornography and anal sex all in the name of "wellness" and "diversity."
After browsing the student newspaper, I met the officers of the UNCG College
Republicans (CRs). Before I spoke, they shared some of their frustrations in
trying to get conservative speakers and programs funded on their campus.
They sincerely wanted to present an alternative to the university's
one-sided approach to diversity but they had not yet been successful.
While talking to the officers, I learned that UNCG is presenting its annual
Gay Pride Week in March. Among the many highlights of this special week are
a "drag queen day" and a "gay prom." The university directly funds some of
these events. Others are funded by private sources after employees paid by
the university have initiated them using various university resources. None
are completely free from taxpayer expense.
In response, the CRs recently tried to organize a Morals Week to coincide
with Gay Pride Week. When they tried to get equal funding and support, the
university turned them down saying that they wouldn't fund anything having
to do with "morals."