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Brown Shirts at ECU

David1334 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 7:58 AM
Why on earth are the taxpayers of North Carolina paying for ANYONE's "LGBT Resource Office"? It's time to insist that the universities get back to teaching and research and get rid of the handholding. Get out of the business of housing, feeding, and nannying (ACADEMIC counseling is OK but personal counseling isn't the province of the University or the State). If these undergraduates can't stand the heat they need to move home and grow up.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:12 AM
My tax dollars at work.

My state reps and state senators know my email pretty well. I'll be forwarding this column to them as I've done so many times before.

East Carolina University (ECU) has launched a new campaign that attempts to pressure employees to affirm homosexuality despite their religious and moral objections to the lifestyle. Couched in the language of safety and inclusion, the program promises to brand as intolerant those who refuse to accept the university's official position on matters of private sexual morality. This is especially problematic, given that ECU is a public university.

The campaign was launched with a profoundly unwise email, sent by university employee Summer Wisdom under the subject line "Gay? Fine by me." She begins:

"This spring the LGBT Resource Office (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual...