Hello everyone! I am a straight male living in the south, and have many gay and lesbian friends. I am obviously tolerant of those friends of mine, and through our experiences my wife has become more tolerant in all areas of her life as well.
My main reason for posting is this: I have a fundemental problem with the Equality Ride. I truly feel that a university has the right to teach their own stated values to the student body, fundementalist or not. I attended a church-based college that discouraged homosexuality, and I made my opposition known. But, I also knew that I had the option of not attending, and after graduating I decided not to support my alma mater until their mission was re-stated to be more tolerant (which has happened, more or less).
Please correct me if anyone thinks I'm misunderstanding the situation, I don't see any difference between what these universities are trying to accomplish and an all male or all female college are trying to do. Are single sex colleges inherently sexist becuase of their admission policies and the courses they teach?
I understand that colleges such as Bob Jones University have policies that most consider racist, but that is their right as a public college. I would NEVER attend the school, would NEVER send my daughter their, nor support it with my tax dollars. Eventually, they will realize they are out of step, people will stop attending, and eventually they will go under. Market based education, I guess
Please let me know if anyone agrees or if I'm wrong about something.