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.
Wasn’t she in a German scat film?
I’m pretty sure most of the students don’t care and have probably opted to have roommates whom their parents might not approve of. thankfully I don’t have this with mine, but I’d choose to surround myself with people from extremely different backgrounds.
I love the part where she says they lost the election because they did not have ENOUGH adds to express their point of view. No bitch, you lost the election because your “white knight” Karl Rove spent so much money to drive the same points of insanity home day after day, night after night that people actually bothered to get out and vote and they voted against your message of hate. The more you spend to promote your message of hate, the more it pisses people off.
Also, dorm life should be about teaching everyone about respect. If your “good” Catholic girl does not want to learn respect for all people, then I do not want her serving as a RA. What happens when she encounters a lesbian resident with a problem. Does her “good” Catholic values teach her that that student is automatically in the wrong?
I’m glad that even some Catholic institutions are moving away from this kind of insanity, even at the disdain of their own priests and bishops.
Ruth Institute. Ruth is the Bible heroine who followed a man to a party, waited until he was passed out drunk, then undressed him and got in bed with him. When he woke up, she suggested he might marry her. Not a strategy I’d recommend to today’s female freshmen.
It’s hard to imagine Morse et al descending into self-parody even more than they already have, but the Ruth Institute’s videos are looking more and more like an SNL skit with each subsequent video.
I love how secular and “hip” the Ruth Institute’s website tries to pass itself off as, with the tagline: “Making marriage cool”. Morse claims that the goal of the Ruth Institute is to market a healthy “marriage culture” to college students, when it’s really just a NOM-funded anti-equality group. It’s also an excuse for Morse to give lectures in front of (and take pictures with) young people, to give the impression that the anti-equality movement actually has something it doesn’t, which is the support of the under-30 crowd.
If the “no marriage for the gays” talking points weren’t bad enough, you click on the videos and watch as the repressed “Dr. J” rants and raves about no-fault divorce and “cohabitation” and generally parties like it’s 1971.
Seriously? Cohabitation? Has anyone met a married (straight) couple in their lives who DIDN’T live together prior to marrying? And does “Dr. J” want to go back to the days when a wife actually had to legally prove her husband was beating her? But Morse speaks of NFD as if it was the beginning of the end of “marriage culture”, whatever that is.
And like most church mouse types, “Dr. J” also decries the “hookup culture” and says that hooking up on college campuses is so out of control that college boys in their twenties are getting treated for erectile dysfunction, something that usually affects men decades older, because: a) They’re hooking up so much; b) All the girls they’re hooking up with are “talking”, causing those poor college studs to get a size complex. …..No I’m not making this up. That’s all almost verbatim from Morse’s so-called “lectures”.
As for gay RA’
THIS is why NOM et al lost. Besides the fact they’re on the wrong side of history, their message (NFD, cohabitation, hooking up, gayness = bad) is so horrifically out of touch and has absolutely NO appeal to ANYONE outside of the devoutly religious and devoutly homophobic.
The Morses and the Maggies of the world talk a big game but when it comes down to it they’re giving speeches at empty rallies. Pretty good metaphor for the way the anti-equality movement is going, if you ask me.
@Chris-MI: LOLOL! You are spot on the mark! Thanks for my first laugh of the day!
Dakotahgeo, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain
They’re calling her “Dr. J” now. How does a PhD in Economics make one an expert in theology or human sexuality? I’ll tell you what – they’re not feeding them too well at NOM because Morse and Gallagher are looking pretty puffy and pale these days. More veggies and fiber girls, less Ding Dongs and Ho Ho’s.
@niles: YEAH! She was the SCAT
I had one at my school, he was smart, had all stuff together and now has a good job. I wish I was more like him.
I had two gay RA’s at my very catholic university. One used to let me blow him whenever I was horny (sometime more than once a day) and the other, two years later, used to fuck me whenever he got drunk. They were great, and I loved them a lot. Several of us had sex with them, and everyone was pretty hot on them. There were also a couple of hot young jesuits, and yes, they did share their dicks too. But mostly as horny undergrads, we just sucked and fucked each other all the time, and I mean ALL the time! It was really hot. Every once in a while someone would pick up a local and bring them back to the dorm and all hell would break out giving them the orgy of their life. Best time of my life and hotter than any bath, backroom or dark room since cause some of the guys always were up for it and just wanted the sex and got it. Especially the horny jocks who were royally serviced!
Thanks, Evon. Very necessary and appropriate.
@Chris-MI: Ah, but you know your bible far better than they do: studies show atheists are on better terms with the bible than Christians. When they go on about how evil were the Sodomites, I ask, how evil is Lot, impregnating his own daughters after a good, omnipotent God turned poor Lot’s wife into a pillar of salt. (Not bad, saves going to the flats for seasoning.)
A “good Catholic girl” in a dorm with a male RA?????
What’s a good girl doing living in a dorm with men anyway??
Does Ms (?) Morse approve of “living in sin” under the same roof with a member of the opposite sex? Hypocrite!!!
NOM actually stands for Never (have) Orgasms Morons.
One of the schools I am looking at for grad school is actually actively looking for LGBTQ people who have worked with youth ministries to be their Residential Ministers. Which is basically a job where you do the same thing as RA’s but you only take care of students when they need help with their faith. Most of my friends who currently work as RM’s say half of it is people coming out as queer and the other half of it are people who said promised to themselves that they would wait till marriage freaking out over the sheer amount of sex they are having, and then they forget about your existance after the first month of school. But free room and board, $2000 a month, and 20% off tuition sounds fantastic for dealing with such things.
So, some guy wants this girl to attend a drag party and she doesn’t want to go, for whatever reason, and this is now some sort of B.S. recruitment fallacy? Do these people even watch their own videos?
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