Mike Adams

Author?s note: The following editorial contains extremely graphic language.

Earlier this week, I wrote an article criticizing UNC Greensboro (UNCG) for spending public funds on a speech given by a porn star and director who refers to herself as ?The Queen of Anal Sex.? Since that article, UNCG officials have accused me of playing ?fast and loose with the facts? in my article. Today I intend to offer a rebuttal.

School officials have suggested that I also played ?fast and loose with the facts? in my article when I said that the university was not cooperating with the College Republicans? (CRs) recent effort to launch a Morals Week in March. Some of my readers reported that the university said that the CRs never submitted a written request for funding for Morals Week. But others reported that the university said that the CRs? written request was not in proper order.

Inconsistencies aside, this is not a relevant issue because I never claimed that the CRs filed a written request for Morals Week funding. The statements that I took issue with were reported to have been made orally. That is why I recently told the CRs to make future requests in writing, preferably by email. While one?s civil rights can be violated either orally or in writing it is easier to prove the latter. Rosa Parks never actually submitted a written request to the Municipal Bus Authority to allow her to sit in the front of the bus, but her rights were certainly violated.

Numerous readers of my article have also told me that officials of the school are saying that they did not know that Tristan Taormino was a porn star when she was booked to speak by the UNCG Wellness Center. Instead, they are purported to say that she was billed as an expert in ?sexual health.?

I have taken the time to do a ?google? search on this ?sexual health expert? and I have also visited her personal web page.  Virtually everything that this woman writes is pornographic. Had UNCG officials made the effort, they could have found the following link to an article in the New Haven Register covering Taormino?s 2001 visit to Yale University. According to the article, the ?queen of anal sex? showed her latest porn movie to 75 students at a ?chicken and porn? party. The article reported that some of those students had recently recorded their own live sex scenes in, of all places, the Yale University library.

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.