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Brown Shirts at ECU

Happy Jake Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 6:17 AM
This is how persecution works. I know you liberals will think "What a persecution complex those Christians have," but I expect as much from the ignorant. Every persecution (as opposed to enslavement, which is a whole different brand of evil, which is why it didn't happen this way with blacks) starts with scapegoating. It's difficult to persecute someone if there's no reason for it. So Jews were "behind the bad economy" in Germany in the 20s. Non-communists were "plotting a counterrevolution" in every communist country. Christians "burned Rome" during Nero's reign. Nowadays the scapegoat is "Christians are intollerant" or "Christians want to destroy the gay community."

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...