More fallout at Abilene Christian, coverage by KTXS
ABILENE, Texas — Bullying based on sexual orientation is getting a lot of attention lately, and one student says Abilene Christian University won’t let her publicize anti-bullying events.
“I thought a letter to the editor might work,” Ruth Riggan said. Her letter to the editor of ACU’s student newspaper expressed her difficulties in organizing a gay and straight alliance on campus and her disappointment in not being able to publicize “Ally Week,” a national program devoted to preventing gay student bullying.
“It’s really important for all the students not just the gay ones,” said Riggan.
“We’re certainly not shying away from conversation around the issue of homosexuality,” said ACU’s Dean of Students Dr. Jean-Noel Thompson.