I am not a follower of James Baldwin but I do believe it is unethical to withhold information, which could lead people out of the trap of homosexuality that ruins so many promising young lives.
I think you provide enough of [sic] type of "balance" you seek. If you would like for Mike Haley to come, feel free to invite and sponsor him.
And I am not withholding information, anybody who wishes to attend the conference and hear the lecture is welcome to. I am simply deciding not to speak for Dr.Denise L. Levy. I try to make a habit of letting others speak for themselves.
Color me shocked that you don't know much Baldwin. I will leave you with a bit more Baldwin, "Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality."
Just to clarify, Jane: You are refusing to host or sponsor a speech by Mike Haley because you believe we have enough ideological balance on the issue of homosexuality here at UNCW.
Please respond in writing.
You are a public official speaking in an official capacity on an issue you raised in front of several hundred public employees using a public computer and a public email address. Your responses are public records under North Carolina law - Baldwinian ethics aside.
"There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man."-James Baldwin.
I did not say yes or no to Mike Haley. I don't know the man other than what you say about him, and I take all you say with a large grain of salt. You are a professor with tenure (if not with promotion) so you have the right to bring people to campus, you just won't. I am simply saying, since you know so much about him, and you find what he has to say of value, then you feel free to invite him to campus. If his ideas inspire you, you invite him, you sponsor his talk and you publicize his event. Instead of hiding in a little blogging world and railing against UNCW in a cocoon in which everybody agrees with you, bring Haley to campus and stand behind his ideas.
Also, I didn't say using my email in your blogs violated North Carolina law. I simply said that conducting an email exchange with someone, knowing you will post it in a public forum, and not letting them know your plans, is unethical.-Adamsian ethics aside.
Jane, I think James Baldwin is right. There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going down.
Jane, you have simply lied when you have stated that you know don't know Mike Haley other than what I say about him. Previously, you claimed a familiarity with my oeuvre and I have discussed Mike in a previous column – specifically in the context of the efforts of gay students at Hastings College to keep Mike from coming to their campus.
During one of the three speeches I personally organized at UNCW in 2008, I exposed a series of emails that showed the university had lied about claiming to lose email requests I sent to them to help publicize the event “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” by Frank Turek.
After I exposed the lies of the university I brought Dr. Turek back for another speech. This time the university cooperated with us. My tactic of exposing lying public officials in order to expand the marketplace of ideas is very effective. That is why my columns are the height of ethical discourse. If you deny it you are lying (or, I should say, lying again). If you really were familiar with my body of work you would not continually play right into my hands oeuvre and oeuvre again.
I’ve never blogged before. But if I ever do start a blog it would be dedicated to you, Jane Doe. You make my job of exposing the cattiness, narrow-mindedness, and haughtiness of academic hypocrites very easy.
Thanks for the endless supply of material. I’ll talk to you again next week.