Author?s note: The president of the University of Georgia is also named Mike Adams. We are not related.
Dear President Adams (phone # 706.542.1214):
I was recently informed about a possible case of religious discrimination against a (now former) cheerleading coach at the University of Georgia (UGA). Before I ask you a few questions about that case, I have several preliminary questions regarding the gay ?safe zone? at UGA. My questions pertain specifically to the ?safe space? portion of your public university website (http://www.uga.edu/safespace/), which has a subsection entitled ?religion and homosexuality.?
The UGA website claims that the ?Old Testament clearly indicates that King David had a homosexual relationship with Jonathan, the son of King Saul.? Could you explain the basis of that contention?
The UGA website claims that ?the Hebrew Old Testament clearly documents a homosexual relationship between the prophet Daniel and a man named Ashpenaz, and indicates that God put Daniel into that relationship.? Could you explain the basis of that contention? Is the university website accurately characterizing the will of God?
The UGA website claims that ?much to the embarrassment of the Vatican, the catholic theologian Boswell has uncovered proof that, up until the fourteenth century, the church was routinely performing wedding ceremonies for same-sexed couples.? Will UGA?s state-sponsored campaign for same-sexed marriage continue in light of the recent rejection of same-sexed marriage by Georgia voters? Isn?t it now a moot point?
The UGA website claims that there was ?no organized opposition to homosexuality? either from the church or from society until the thirteenth century. What does that mean? When do you suppose that the Bible was written? When did opposition to internet pornography first emerge? Do you understand the relevance of my question to the present conversation?
The UGA website claims that ?King James, who ordered the English translation of the Bible, which bears his name, was a homosexual, a fact of which the translators were well aware.? Could you provide a source for this contention and explain its relevance?
The UGA website claims that ?there is absolutely no condemnation of homosexuality in the Hebrew Old Testament.? Was that a misprint or is the author of that statement actually serious?
The UGA website claims that ?there is absolutely no condemnation of homosexuality in the Greek New Testament.? Was that a misprint or is the author of that statement actually serious?