Not everyone from Chapman University likes the fact that their school’s law professor John Eastman has become the National Organization for Marriage’s new president. In fact one alumnus has started a campaign asking Chapman students to contact the school’s Dean, Chancellors, and President to decry Eastman’s affiliation with the school.
The website’s creator sent us an e-mail saying:
I’m outraged that my alma mater is affiliating itself with a bigoted and close-minded group like NOM. I’ve had my problems with Chapman but the school’s community is very open, accepting, and gay-friendly– but only because people have worked to make it that way. I’m attempting to organize a letter-writing campaign to Chapman’s Dean, Chancellors and President about Eastman’s new role as the head of NOM. I don’t want my college forever linked to this hateful organization.
The actual site asks:
“Did you go to Chapman? Do you remember the “Citizens of the World” mantra they told you? The lip service to equality, inclusiveness, and diversity? Chapman is a school very concerned about its image and prestige. This will be an embarrassment if we make it an embarrassment. Write an email. Contact someone.”
Heck. We wanna write a letter and we didn’t even attend. Maybe someone at Yale should start a similar campaign against Michael Medved.
University President Jim Doti emailed me after I started this campaign and said he’ll be releasing a statement about Eastman’s position at NOM– it kills me that Eastman teaches at Chapman, but this at least is a step in the right direction. I just wonder how long it’ll take from taking this to press statement to completely cleaving the school from an SPLC-certified hate group.
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