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A Queer Need for Rejection

Whitebeard Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:07 AM
Robert: So you and Mark4414 have no problem with Tea Party activists joining the Democrat Party with the express purpose of destroying it? Methinnks you two have missed the point of the column (...because you are so desperate to defend homosexuality?). Groups of people have a right to associate/congregate based on criteria THEY establish. Non-members do not have a right to demand that the criteria be changed to accommodate them. Or have I misread the Constitution?

Whenever I write about the issue of First Amendment Freedom of Association, I defend the right of campus groups, not government administrators, to control their own belief structure and membership requirements. This often involves discussing real life cases with real life tension between religious groups and homosexual activists. This results in a slew of emails asking why a homosexual student would ever want to join a fundamentalist religious group. The short answer to the question is that homosexual activists don't really want to join these organizations. Some want to use them for political gain before shutting them down altogether.