The Indiana University of Pennsylvania has begun investigating an unnamed professor of graduate business classes for allegedly calling lesbian student Christina Santiago “disgusting, unnatural, and abnormal.” Little did Santiago student know, her professor was just employing the latest trend in teaching—making gay students feel like crap.
When Santiago’s business class began discussing sex change operations, her professor allegedly brought the subject around to homosexuality, calling it “disgusting, unnatural, and abnormal.”
Santiago’s heart began racing as she raised her hand and asked, “Do you mean that homosexuals like myself are ‘disgusting, unnatural, and abnormal?’” He promptly replied yes and went on to say that God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Adam (um… it’s Adam and Steve, stewpid).
He then allegedly bitched about voluntary diversity training and blamed Santiago for forcing her homosexuality onto him. She felt “attacked, bullied, singled-out” and held back tears as her peers and professor began laughing at her.
Was this just a lesson on unorthodox negotiation strategies? Will this be on the mid-term?
Some of Santiago’s fellow students protested for tolerance this weekend and Santiago has since dropped out of the class. In response, The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties said that they support investigating the serious accusations yet also advocate faculty rights and due process.
While the Indiana University of Pennsylvania certainly wouldn’t be the first academic institution to hire a a bigot, when will educators start facing institutional penalties for actively persecuting LGBT students?
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