Recently, North Carolina State University celebrated the opening of its new Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Center. Located on the first floor of the Talley Student Center, it is supposed to focus on “educating” the university community and serving as a “support system” for people of different “sexual orientations” and “gender identities.” This is presumably because GLBT people (whom I refer to as Gilberts) are emotionally fragile and need psychological support and constant affirmation by straight liberals.
Dr. Jose Picart, NC State's vice provost for diversity and African-American affairs, recently admitted that diversity is not always “harmonious.” So, he – just like other supporters of the GLBTs - is trying to force something on the university that does not come naturally. I think that’s a pretty appropriate philosophy given that the gay rights movement really is about forcing things that are not natural.
Dr. Deb Luckadoo, director of NC State's Campus Activities unit, and Justine Hollingshead, director of the GLBT Center, will be in charge of scheduling activities for the new center. Among those activities will be a "brown bag" lunch on the last Thursday of each month. Among those topics will be the creation of “transgender awareness” as well as the creation of GLBT "allies" - those people who are more than just “tolerant” of Gilberts. Allies will be accepting of Gilberts, too.
Dr. Luckadoo says that the center also plans to invite speakers who focus on combating hate and discrimination. One such event will be the showing of "Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium," a nationally recognized documentary. The showing will be followed by a facilitated discussion. I plan to drive up to Raleigh for that discussion on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
When I arrive at NC State on the 18th of February, I will have some pointed questions for Dr. Luckadoo. Most of those questions will focus on NC State’s policies towards Christians wishing to share the Gospel on the public university campus.
Last semester, Dr. Luckadoo approached two pastors who were handing out Biblical literature on campus and asked them to stop. She said they needed a permit in order to engage in solicitation. One of the pastors pointed out that they were not “soliciting” anything. They were simply handing out something free of charge.