Mike Adams

Over the past two weeks, the Georgia Tech propaganda machine, which is sometimes referred to as the “administration,” has been working diligently to rebut my assertion that the university has been employing an unconstitutional classification system to allocate its mandatory student activity fees. In a previous article, I accused Georgia Tech of using “political,” cultural,” and “social” group classifications that clearly violate the Southworth decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court in 2000.

In today’s article, I am pleased to reproduce what is often referred to as a “smoking gun.” It takes the form of the following email, which I recently obtained:

“Last year during a House meeting to pass the budget, a member tried to strike the Pride Alliance budget too, on the basis that Pride Alliance is a political organization. Our Joint Finance Committee (JFC) policies recommend that we do not fund political and religious organizations. Under Pride Alliance's cyberbuzz designation, it is listed as a "cultural organization"- not political. Therefore, according to JFC Policy, Pride Alliance was applicable [sic] for funding.”

The above email, sent by Saira Amir, Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association at Georgia Institute of Technology conclusively establishes the validity of my very serious accusation.

But, in addition to the illegal funding advantage given to the Pride Alliance, it is important to note the non-monetary advantage that the gay rights group receives from various levels of the Georgia Tech administration. Give a careful reading to the following email recently sent by Pride Alliance President Scott McKee:

“I am an undergraduate student and an officer for Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning student organization. I am starting a large initiative on campus to make a more accepting environment for the GLBTQ community, including prospective students, undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

I have formulated a proposal, which I presented to the Vice President of Student Affairs. (Attached). I am now currently putting my efforts into forming a committee for GLBTQ concerns. I believe that a lot can be accomplished by this committee, depending on the work and dedication of its members. I am now searching for those members, and I believe you may be interested. I want membership to represent vast aspects of Georgia Tech for input and ideas on how to accomplish our objectives.

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.