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Should Schools Become “Proactive” in Recruiting LGBT Students?

Oct 13, 2011 |  George Leef

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Should Schools Become “Proactive” in Recruiting LGBT Students?

Oct 13, 2011 | 

George Leef

The admissions director at Elmhurst College thinks so.

Will LGBT status or socio-economic status become the next mania among college admissions people intent on making their campuses "balanced" and "mirroring diversity"?

Thomas Thibeault

| October 13, 2011 - 11:41 AM

Employment law makes a farce of any policy to protect any group from discrimination, bullying, and abuse. The moment LGBT people become employees, they, like everyone else, lose all their rights. The Garcetti decision of the Supreme Court made a distinction between a citizen and an employee. Citizens have the right of free speech; employees have no right to express anything at work, even mild and reasoned criticism. 

LGBT agitation, like the hype for other “protected classes,” is completely phony. When a gay accountant came out at my college, he made his co-workers feel “uncomfortable,” and was immediately fired for creating a “hostile working environment.” The college has extensive policies supporting “human dignity,” but the administrators use them all as control devices. The very policies designed to protect LGBT people are tools to victimize all employees, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Tolerance policies have become equal-opportunity abuse.

Work-at-Will /Right-to-Work legislation means that pro-homosexual policies can justify gay-bashing at all levels of the university hierarchy. None of us, gay, straight, female, male, black, white, have any rights or protections the moment we become “employees.”

Ed Cutting

| October 14, 2011 - 3:48 AM

IF there is a serious concern about students who feel “really isolated and alienated” then the concern ought to focus on the socially and politically conservative students.  Kids who sorta want to know the other person’s last name *before* having sexual intercourse with the other individual, who kinda don’t wish to see the US government overthrown, who are generally inclined to believe in the principles of the Western Christian Liberal Enlightenment. 

Yes, I am being a tad sarcastic, but only slightly.  Conservative students are “really isolated and alienated” in almost any academic setting today, and if we wish to be inclusive, THEY are the folk we need to be worried about!