George Will - Diversity's compulsory ...

George Will - Diversity's compulsory conformity

There are 9 comments on the story from Nov 6, 2011, titled George Will - Diversity's compulsory conformity. In it, reports that:

Illustrating an intellectual confusion common on campuses, Vanderbilt University says: To ensure "diversity of thought and opinion" we require certain student groups, including five religious ones, to conform to the university's policy that forbids the groups from protecting their characteristics that contribute to diversity.

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“WOOF !”

Since: Jul 11


#1 Nov 6, 2011
Orwellian doublespeak. (Also known as liberal hipocrisy.)


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#2 Nov 6, 2011
Fred ABQ wrote:
Orwellian doublespeak.(Also known as liberal hipocrisy.)
The "doublespeak" is all George Will's.

Contrary to his claim, no one or group has been denied a right to "expressive association" or the right to espouse a "particular viewpoint".

They are perfectly free to join in voluntary association and express their viewpoints all they wish on their own dime. They just aren't free to take public or general student funds or receive the imprimatur of the school and turn around and deny other students the right to join their groups.

Using Will's logic, a KKK or white supremacist group should be given school or student funding for their group's desire for "expressive association."


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#3 Nov 6, 2011
Fred ABQ wrote:
Orwellian doublespeak.(Also known as liberal hipocrisy.)
Will's hypocrisy (or outright lie) is also in his claim that a student was expelled for his "sexual practices."

In the original online piece, the Washington Post linked to the InsideVandy student news source as saying that the student was "not sexually active."

"(Wigger asked if I) was... sexually active or just attracted to men? I told him that I was not sexually active," the 2010 alumnus told the Hustler. "He insisted that this information would stay between the two of us. Ten days later Greg told me that I had been deactivated. I was never given the option of entering the BYX alumni association early."

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Nov 6, 2011
What a douche bag. Mr. Will wants to proclaim the right of conservative institutions to freedom of association. But he wants to deny the liberal institution (Vanderbilt) freedom of association, by forcing THEM to support people who, in their opinion, are bigots. This is the hypocrisy that runs through all conservatives: They believe in freedom of association only for people who think like them. All others are an affront to their freedom to pretend nobody else exists.
Oral Roberts s 69

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Nov 6, 2011
I feel so sorry for the homophobic bigots.

How many have been bullied to the point of suicide just this month? sniffle

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#6 Nov 7, 2011
George Will always wanted to be the next Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#7 Nov 7, 2011
Well, if George Will's intellect was as great as his ego, he'd have a good chance.


Since: Dec 06

Tampa, FL

#8 Nov 7, 2011
I love how "sexual practices" was the wording he chose in his article. YOu see, it's homophobes like George Will who REFUSE to accept the fact that 2 people of the same gender can fall in LOVE and establish a long-term, monogamous relationship - one worthy of being recognized by the government.

It's so much easier to use words like "sexual" and "practices" to villify gay people. Why are people like George Will (and so many others) so darned focused on ANAL SEX? They seem obsessed with what happens in gay peoples bedrooms.

The bottom line, George, is you seem to love to cite examples in your article about schools and groups as indications of progressiveism - yet you pass on things like the Civle Rights Act and the SCOTUS rulines on inter-racial marriage and the protections that came as a result of those ruling.

Clearly we can draw from his article that even HE is conceding the reality that gay marriage will be a reality - sooner than later.

Remember, the hotter the rhetoric, the closer we are to real change, acceptance and equality!

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#9 Nov 7, 2011

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Our opposition obsesses about erotic play.


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