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When College Newspapers Run Out of Homophobic Students, They Turn to Hate Groups

The College of DuPage, an Illinois community college, this week handed over their student newspaper to the group Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment (one thesis: “Legal homosexual acts are bad legal and moral precedents”), which argued in an op-ed “Homosexuality is Not a Human Right” that Don’t Ask Don’t tell remain in place because of third-grade logic. (Homosexuality being immoral has been “‘forgotten’ in these backward political times.”) Though I almost appreciate a college newspaper being completely upfront with its homophobia, versus Rutgers’ The Daily Targum pretending it doesn’t harbor any.

By:           JD
On:           Nov 3, 2010
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  • 20 Comments
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Anyone wanna lay odds that you can find that scumbag author at the local cruise area getting barebacked on any given night????

      Nov 3, 2010 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin2
      tallskin2

      Jeez my knees! An article containing this level of hate directed against gays here in the UK would only be from religiously fuelled nutjobs. I therefore assume that likewise the heady fuel for such a vitriolic hatred comes from religion.

      Once again religion proves itself unfit to be allowed a place at the adult’s table. Our societies have a perfect right to step in and control hate ideology and prosecute people who are preaching hate, whether christian, islamic or jewish hate being vomited from the bully pulpit.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin2
      tallskin2

      Jeez my knees! An article containing this level of hate directed against gays here in the UK would only be from religiously fuelled nutjobs. I therefore assume that likewise the heady fuel for such a vitriolic hatred comes from religion.

      Once again religion proves itself unfit to be allowed a place at the adults’ table. Our societies have a perfect right to step in and control hate ideology and prosecute people who are preaching hate, whether christian, islamic or jewish hate being vomited from the bully pulpit.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kelehe
      kelehe

      Feel free to check out this individuals “website”, home60515.com and send him your comments @ home60515@yahoo.com

      Nov 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • uu
      uu

      This is unequivocally the dumbest text I’ve encountered in months. The amount of bullshit per word is simply mind-blowing. I mean the way he enshrouds hypocrisy in stupidity … it is reminiscent of masters like Wilde, who, on the other hand, was being ironic.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cindy
      Cindy

      I’m still trying to figure out the homosexual mind in a heterosexual body part. What in the world is that supposed to mean?

      Nov 3, 2010 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M
      M

      When I read that this group was called Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment, I really really wished that their name was something like Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Option or Heterosexuals Organized with a Moral Opinion or anything that would make their organization acronym “HOMO”

      Nov 3, 2010 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Merlyn
      Merlyn

      @Cindy:

      It means that twits like this believe that we are all born heterosexual but that somehow the brain ends up being a “homoseual brain@.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      Easiest thing to do is call into the staff and express your disapproval:

      Vikaas Shanker
      (630) 942-2683
      editor@cod.edu

      Editor in Chief

      Nov 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      I don’t find this that surprising. I went to a very small, very conservative Catholic university in Ohio. I was out and while not loud, I was obviously a presence there. There was an editorial written specifically about me there encouraging students to “drive the evil presence out” of campus. It was ridiculous.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blah
      Blah

      It’s weird that he doesn’t list any reasons for why it’s a “hard truth” that homosexuality is immoral (or for anything else he says). You’d think a statement like that would have to have some sort of proof to back it up.

      Oh, well, my brain is screwed up anyway, so I might as well just trust that he’s right.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 7:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • A former college newspaper editor
      A former college newspaper editor

      The comments in question are clearly marked as a letter to the editor. They do not necessarily represent the opinions of the newspaper staff. Most college newspapers I have seen will print almost any letters they receive, space permitting. Does that mean even one staff member agrees with it, let alone the entire staff? No. Does it mean they solicited that letter specifically? No.

      Perhaps if you could find evidence that the newspaper editors repeatedly denied publication to opposing opinions, then you would have a point. But this does not appear to be the case.

      To accuse the newspaper or its editors of being homophobic or “handing over” the newspaper to a group based on one letter to the editor is ridiculous, and this shows that the Queerty staff member who wrote this story obviously has no concept of what the free press means. They also obviously didn’t take time to properly research this post.

      Please word your posts more clearly to place blame where it belongs, on the individual who wrote the letter, instead of making baseless accusations about college newspaper staff.

      And in response to “Kevin” above – while I’m sure most newspaper editors would welcome any feedback – calling and complaining may be easy, but it’s not going to get anywhere. If you really have an issue with comments printed in a paper, the best way to voice your opinions is to write a well-worded letter to the editor.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vman455
      Vman455

      Nice to see the author is an independent thinker (several passages are lifted verbatim from the HOME website). After visiting that site, I wonder what would happen if we changed a few words:

      “For centuries, the position of ‘traditional value’ people re left-handedness essentially boils down to this: left-handed activity is a negative deviation from the reasonable right-handed norm; and if we condone left-handed deviations then we must fairly allow other aberrant people their own particular deviations.’

      Their argument sounds as inane as it is when you substitute some other “disorder” that fits the same criteria as homosexuality–except for being condemned by some unknown Jewish nomad several thousand years ago.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • T
      T

      Homosexuality is not a Human right… I am Human! Up to 1 in 10 of us are LGBT. We are as we were born.

      People may disagree with my right to marry, question the health of a same sex household, even debate equal benefits. When you cross the line to deny me the same rights you have it becomes inhumane.

      It is a slippery slope people walk on when they try to deny equality. Maybe they should remember the history of societies that do so. For I can tell you once you start denying equality it will eventually come to you and someone will judge your worthiness.

      Disagree all you want. It is your right. But do not deny me mine!

      Nov 3, 2010 at 11:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 11 ยท Blah wrote, “It’s weird that he doesn’t list any reasons for why it’s a ‘hard truth’ that homosexuality is immoral.”

      The “hard truth” is probably what is going on between his legs when he sees a sexy guy, and trying to suppress it turns him on even more.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 1:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy
      randy

      Former college editor: So you mean if I write up a racist screed about blacks being inferior, a college newspaper will print it? Or if I write up a letter on how women should be barefoot and pregnant, and shouldn’t go to college, they would run it?

      I don’t think so. The fact that they would run this garbage means that homophobia isn’t really a bad thing.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • d00d
      d00d

      i feel like this is satire.

      it must be.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 12:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KiomainNY
      KiomainNY

      Any individual who reads of this story and does not contact the contact info above of the editor in chief has some serious soul searching to do. Please let our voices be heard. Our kids of our community are killing themselves….it’s almost 2011. There is something sincerely wrong with that picture, but it’s our job to reverse that.
      The timming of this piece being published on a school campus, community college at that which attracts a demographic of 17-19 year old teenagers amidst recent tragic headlines is beyond frightening…it’s pure hate.
      Stand up, speak up and support what is right, otherwise homophobia spread like evil.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 5:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      What do you expect from a generation brought up on Eminem and homophobic black rappers? The really sad thing is that the American gay community has refused to criticize the music industry and MTV in particular. Due to gay political correctness and MTV’s clever good cop, bad cop tactics in relation to gay rights, groups like GLAAD and HRC have generally been reluctant to criticize it.

      It’s time to call out the music industry and MTV in particular.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 7:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Egelbert
      Egelbert

      I think the author misses the point a bit, is it really a question of homosexuality being a right, or a question of a person’s right to privacy, peace and happiness?

      Nov 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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