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Posted: Mar 01, 2004 12:00 AM

Warning:  This column contains content that may be objectionable to some readers.

The UNC-Greensboro (UNCG) College Republicans recently invited me to their
campus to speak on the topic of political correctness. Like all of my other
speeches, I arrived about an hour early and thus had a chance to explore the
UNCG campus. In fact, I was so early I had enough time to read the last two
editions of their student newspaper, The Carolinian.

Like many college student newspapers, much of the writing focused on mundane
subjects of little interest to those who have matured beyond their college
years. And like many student papers, there was a lot of focus on sex.  One
column, written under the heading "Token Vagina" encouraged promiscuity
while lamenting the need of some to keep track of the number of people with
whom they have had sex. Another article presented a truly diverse
perspective on sex by focusing solely on masturbation.

The article that really caught my attention was about anal sex. It told how
Tristan Taormino, author of "The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women,"
recently spoke at the university. Taormino is a porn star and director who
refers to herself as "the poster girl for anal sex." Her speech was
co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the UNCG Wellness Center. 
That means that the North Carolina taxpayers actually paid to promote
pornography and anal sex all in the name of "wellness" and "diversity."

After browsing the student newspaper, I met the officers of the UNCG College
Republicans (CRs). Before I spoke, they shared some of their frustrations in
trying to get conservative speakers and programs funded on their campus.
They sincerely wanted to present an alternative to the university's
one-sided approach to diversity but they had not yet been successful.

While talking to the officers, I learned that UNCG is presenting its annual
Gay Pride Week in March. Among the many highlights of this special week are
a "drag queen day" and a "gay prom." The university directly funds some of
these events. Others are funded by private sources after employees paid by
the university have initiated them using various university resources. None
are completely free from taxpayer expense.

In response, the CRs recently tried to organize a Morals Week to coincide
with Gay Pride Week. When they tried to get equal funding and support, the
university turned them down saying that they wouldn't fund anything having
to do with "morals."

To make matters worse, they have also said that they will not fund
"conservative" speakers. I learned after my speech that the CRs were stuck
with paying the bill for my hotel room. A university that has no problem
paying for porn stars promoting anal sex will not pay any expenses for
conservative speakers because they are simply too offensive.

To add insult to injury, the CRs were removed from a room that they had
reserved for my speech only minutes before the speech began. We were all
ushered into a smaller room cluttered with tables that made it difficult for
the audience to listen to my speech. This was the fourth consecutive week
that the CRs were bumped out of a room they had specifically reserved.

A week after my speech, the CRs wrote me a letter indicating that are going
to fight the efforts of the university to censor their views by proceeding
with Morals Week.  In fact, they sent me an overview of events they plan to
host, which are centered around the following daily themes:

Monday: Morals Week Kickoff
Tuesday: American Pride Day
Wednesday: No Hump Day (Abstinence Day)
Thursday: Right to Life Day
Friday: Wrap Up (with a speech at the Student Union Auditorium by Mike

If the university refuses to fund any of these events, they will need
support from the legal community. For that purpose, the CRs can be contacted
at gop@uncg.edu .

Before the day is over, I plan to write to the UNCG Development Office to
ask why people should donate to a university that funds pornographic speech
while suppressing the speech of conservatives. For that purpose, I will use
the following contact information:

1100 W. Market Street
PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC  27402-6170
Phone: 336-334-5677 (Toll free: 1-877-641-8276)
Fax: 336-334-5319

We all need to send a message to our irresponsible and corrupt educational
leaders.  That message is that our great country was not founded on the
philosophy of moral relativism.  The College Republicans at UNCG understand
that. They need our support.

Mike S. Adams can be contacted at www.DrAdams.org.

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