Thanks for the responses! I'm glad you enjoyed the article. You're right about the fact that they felt compelled to write an opposing article- the editor said that they couldn't print mine without an opposing opinion, however, the 'opposition' wasn't completely anti-gay either.... I'm no completely sure he knew what he was talking about. It's not as bad as it could have been. I've been stopped on campus numerous times since the article came out in print and people have said that they liked it. I love to write, but don't do it very often, unless I really feel compelled to, as I did in this case. People wondered about my involvement and my position, but instead of asking me my opinions themselves were talking- which is fine, I knew they would.. but I wanted to explain myself, and let people know that we need to step up to the plate and speak out.
And yes, BruceChris, my name is MarySue
I haven't posted my name on the forum before because I wanted to keep things quiet around campus- but seems I've stepped out of that mold now! I've become a tad bit vocal. Walking onto campus with Equality Riders Cait and Alex kinda ruined any chance I had in staying out of the administration's eye, haha.
Petrese- As for our mascot being the Choctaw.. We have a close relationship with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The 2008 Choctaw Indian Princess is actually a student here. They've allowed us to keep our mascot, and we take heed to respect them. We don't say things that could be derogatory like 'go chocs'- as they did in the past... anywho... yeah. just wanted to clear that up a bit