Mike Adams

When I spoke at Phyllis Schlafly?s recent 80th birthday celebration in Washington, DC, I told the audience about the time that UNC-Greensboro (UNCG) hired a porn star to give a lecture on sexual health. The $3000 lecture focused on safe sodomy. That?s an oxymoron, isn?t it? Sort of like jumbo shrimp, feminist scholar, or CBS journalist.

After CBS executives came to my defense and demonstrated that my allegations against UNCG were based on authentic documents, I managed to regain the confidence of most of the audience. Now, I have another story from UNCG that no one is going to believe. Maybe not even Dan Rather.

According to The Spartan, the new conservative student newspaper at UNCG, the Office of Student Life (OSL) hired a convicted sex offender as an employee, found out about it and decided not to fire him. Worse than refusing to fire him, the OSL actually rehired him for this academic year.

Per my request, the Guilford County District Attorney?s office recently confirmed that OSL employee Michael Bishop, age 34, was convicted in 2002 of twenty counts of possession of child pornography. He was also accused of inappropriate relations with a 16 year-old boy.

The convicted sex offender is also a UNCG student who was elected chairman of the SGA finance committee last month. The finance committee, which is responsible for the budgets of all student organizations, controls $130,000 in public funds. Mr. Bishop is also the organizational senator for a campus gay organization called PRIDE.

Bishop is also employed as the business manager of the Campus Activates Board, which is responsible for planning student events such as Fall Fest and Homecoming. Readers may remember from some of my previous articles that UNCG also has a Gay Pride Week that features a ?drag queen day? and a ?gay prom.?

Bishop holds these positions despite the fact that on February 8, 2001, he was indicted by a Guilford County grand jury on twenty counts of possession of child pornography. That indictment describes digital images of boys from the age of 8 to 14 engaged in sexual acts. Most of the pictures depict oral sex, either between male boys or between adolescent boys and adult males, according to Guilford County records. However, at least two of the pictures are of boys being sodomized by adult males.

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.