Earl Hall, VP campus administration as noted in video
warning riders of non-forgiveness of trespass against them.
Im thrilled that it seems to be over, said Earl Hall, PHC Vice President for Campus Administration, watching as the last of the protesters crossed over to their awaiting bus. From a security standpoint, it was fairly low-key throughout the day.
Big accomplishment. You kept your students from thinking for themselves.
This is what really bugs me though, I explored it in the post above.
Apparently they are so proud of their Chancellor's press statement that they have posted it on their website:
By Michael P. Farris, Chancellor
Their ultimate objective is to drown out the voice of God in their own hearts.
there are no circumstances under which they can silence the voice of their God-given conscience.
What sickens me most about this kind of statement is that the man unabashedly speaks for the hearts of the Equality Riders, their consciences themselves literally from behind closed doors.
It's not only unfair in the strictest of senses, it's inexcusable, and I am tempted to say unforgivable.
Personally (me, Emproph), I walk this oh-so fine line of "knowing" the hearts of others when I post online, and am ever-tempted to cross it. I make every attempt to qualify what I say with evidence, partly because I know I often fail in this endeavor in my own mind.
By speaking for the hearts and minds of the Equality Riders in such a fundamentally disparaging way at a PRESS conference is not only to bear false witness, but to do so with the motive of spreading that false witness. It is a witness as to just how politically motivated that school is (and by "political" I mean dishonest).
Furthermore, by speaking for the "God-given conscience[s]" of the Equlity Riders (and by default, every GLBT person of faith), Michael P. Farris claims witness to what ONLY God could possibly know. And by so doing, Michael P. Farris, Chancellor of PHC, attempts to speak for God's relationship with us. The ultimate heresy, the ultimate blasphemy, the ultimate idolatry.
More importantly and most irresponsibly
, he does so without any attempt to engage the Equality Riders in order to ensure that his perceptions are accurate.
There's just something within me that says there's nothing more vile.