A week after anonymous gay and lesbian students at Harding University (a private, Christian school) put out an online magazine sharing their personal stories, the president of the university, David Burks, has issued a statement against it:
He finds the website so “offensive and degrading,” he can’t even say the site’s name because the word “queer” offends him.
Because I guess stories about love are degrading.
Because I guess stories that bring light to the harsh truth about “Christian values” should not be discussed.
Because I guess open discussion about a controversial issue must be stifled.
Because I guess since those students are gay, their personal stories don’t matter to the president of the school.
Harding is a private school. The administration can do whatever it wants — block the site, expel students who don’t live up to their bigoted standards, preach that homosexuality is immoral, etc. But as long as they keep doing that, students who know better will see through it all.
At least we live in a time when every student on that campus can still access the website — huqueerpress.com — on their phones…
(via Joe. My. God.)