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Free but unofficial

Here's an interesting juxtaposition for you.

An unofficial lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group is seeking official recognition from St. Francis University. The schools is using a double standard, the LGBT group says, since one of the school's high-ranking staff members is a lesbian. (In a display of intellectual thuggery, the group also names the staff member in one of its fliers.) Other universities, such as IPFW, recognize LGBT groups, the flier says, but St. Francis' president says that is beside the point:

Sister M. Elise Kriss, president of the university, said she was confused when she received the flier because she thought the issue of recognition had been resolved last year.

“We just cannot formally recognize this as a student club


Tue, 12/08/2009 - 6:16pm

Your "public/private" distinction has been tried before.
Privately owned restaurants in the South insisted they had the right to refuse service to black people.
Discrimination is discrimination. Do you think gay people choose to be gay? Did you make a decision to be straight? Was it tough?
The school is a public accommodation. Nonreligious students are admitted. They are simply being bigots.