campus life

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.