Off To College? Are You Ashamed? (Part 1)

Maybe you are packing suitcases right now, or helping your teenager to pack, while planning the big drop off on campus in the next few weeks. You might be unaware of the religious intolerance you may face as part of your new community. As a student on one of these campuses or an employee or faculty or even just a tax-payer in the same state you have much to be concerned about.

The number of colleges and universities officially filing, or already have successfully filed, for Title IX exemptions in order to legally discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students has grown to a whopping 75.

CampusPrideShameList

You can view Campus Pride’s “Shame List” to understand the contempt of law and civility these so-called institutions of higher learning are revealing to our young people.

“Families and young people deserve to know that this list of schools are not loving, welcoming, safe spaces to live, learn and grow – and taxpayers should definitely not have to pay for a private college to openly discriminate against anyone.”
Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride Executive Director

A short course in Freedom of Religion

Freedom of religion includes freedom from religion. An atheist is an equal in all matters pertaining to government and law. Belief in any religion is a private matter, nor should any religious activity be given special treatment. Even Jesus said something like, “Have you faith? have it to yourself before God.” Your personal religion has nothing to do with anyone else, period.

Since this country’s founding, our lawmakers have chosen to make certain exceptions, such as making houses of worship tax-exempt. But that applies equally to all religions. What these christianists are demanding now goes much further, asking to be singled out to legally discriminate against anyone who their doctrines dictate unworthy. These people are not real Christians, just people who exploit Christianity. That’s why we call them christianists, rather than Christians.

This is what Christian Sharia looks like, folks, and why the separation of church and state is so crucial to our democracy.

Check out Part 2, tomorrow, that shows exactly why you, everyone, straight or LGBT, parent, student, employee, or taxpayer should be very concerned about this; and includes what one state is doing, and what you can do, to curtail this abuse.

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Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner is co-founder of VenusPlusX, and writes frequently on global sexual freedom, American fundamentalists exporting hate and homophobia, and grassroots activism.
Alison Gardner