Author’s Note: Jane Doe is an English Professor and Pogrom (spelling intentional) Advisor of the LGBTQIA Office at a university we will call The University of No Civility Whatsoever (UNCW). Her name has been changed to protect her from the consequences of her own poor decisions.
Dear Jane Doe: I am interested to know how the speech "Gay, lesbian, and queer individuals with a Christian upbringing: Exploring the process of resolving conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs" will handle such an obvious conflict between Christianity and homosexuality.
On [sic] must either a) turn away from the sin of homosexuality or b) commit the additional sin of altering the scriptures to justify one's own sinful conduct.
Which alternative will your speaker recommend?
Mike: If you are so interested, pay the fee and attend the conference.
Jane, I will be in Manitou Springs, Colorado - 1799 miles from here - so I will not be able to attend. Would you please consider answering my question? I really am interested in knowing which way your speaker will choose to tackle the issue.
No, I will not answer your question. The last time I sent you email, you, showing a complete lack of ethics, published it in a public forum without stating your intentions to do so. As a result, I have no interest in answering any of your questions. I stand behind everything that I wrote, however I don't appreciate your unethical behavior. I am not sure why I expected that you would act in any other way. However, feel free to return from your retreat, 1799 miles from here, and listen for yourself.
All I have to say is:
"People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they live."-James Baldwin.
p.s.-I caught a typo in your email-"On must either a) turn away from the sin of homosexuality or b) commit the additional sin of altering the scriptures to justify one's own sinful conduct." I guess you cannot spell either, or perhaps we both made simple typos.
Jane, I would like to request that the UNCW LGBTQIA Office extend an invitation to Mike Haley, a former homosexual, to come give a speech at UNCW. Mike would be able to provide some balance to what your center intends to do; namely to lead people into a lifestyle that is bad for their physical and emotional well-being.
Will you consider hosting Mike or will you only host people who are going to promote homosexuality?