If we were going to warn prospective college students of the perils of living on campus, we’d probably tell them to never go into the showers without flip-flops, never do more than two shots of Jäger, and never pass out in the lounge (unless you want genitalia scribbled on your face).
But according to Jennifer Roback Morse, lead spokescuckoo for the National Organization for Marriage’s Ruth Institute, college kids really need to keep their radar up for those dangerous gay resident advisors.
In a special Thanksgiving message, Morse told parents to interrogate kids home on break:
…The other side has RAs in the dorm where your young people are going to school. There’s no TV message that is going to do the job of countering that type of influence. Somebody’s got to be there talking to young people, one at a time, in the places where they’re hanging out and doing the things that they’re doing. There is no mass-media strategy by itself that will solve this problem.
This holiday season, when your young people come home from college, ask them about this. Ask them if they have a gay RA in their dorms, because as I’ve talked to other people about this, a lot of them have said, “Gosh, now that you mention it, my daughter was in a dorm, even at a Christian college, where she had a gay RA.”
It’s unconscionable that dorm advisors might be pressuring students into treating LGBT people respectfully. They should be using their influence to encourage more acceptable behavior—y’know, like binge drinking and promiscuous heterosexual sex.