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Hold Princeton Accountable For Enabling A Major Political Gay Basher

by Scott Rose on October 14, 2011

in Bigotry Watch,Marriage,News,Scott Rose

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It is way past time for all truly decent Americans to hold Princeton University accountable for its enabling of the monster anti-LGBT bigot Professor Robert P. George.

George’s vile anti-gay hate speech has been widely reported elsewhere and should not be dignified by repeating it in order to rebut it. George has used against gay human beings “natural law” arguments, which historically also have been used to justify slavery. The so-called “natural law” arguments used to demonize gay human beings run counter to everything that major medical associations, including the American Medical Association say about human sexuality generally and homosexuality in particular. It should not be ignored that the AMA states that the kind of hate-mongering against gay human beings that George does is harmful to gay people’s health.

If Professor George were defending his anti-gay hate speech in a Ph.D. oral exam, the only way he would pass the exam would be if all of the examiners too were malicious anti-gay bigots. It is for that reason that all truly decent human beings must pressure Princeton University to take a stand against Professor George’s nasty and mean-spirited anti-gay bigotry.

In its enabling of George’s anti-gay hate speech and political gay-bashing, Princeton University is doing to LGBT Americans the equivalent of having a professor give an imprimatur of academic respectability to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and concurrently networking around the country and the world to keep Jews as second-class citizens and even to see them persecuted in worse ways than that.

Professor George founded the so-called National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which incessantly promulgates documentable untruths about gay human beings intended to demonize them in a political context.  He was one of the authors of the notoriously anti-gay “Manhattan Declaration.” From the tweedy confines of his Princeton University office, Professor George is a main instigator of a huge quantity of malicious anti-gay-rights propagandizing and political gay-bashing. He is the founder of the American Principles Project. That site’s “Innocence” tab includes links to articles that contain statements like this:

The “Health Literacy” section raises still more questions.  It introduces concepts and skills on “violence,” “bullying,” and “safety.”  Such approaches are often subterfuges to encourage affirmation (and even promotion) of LGBT lifestyles.

Have you got that? Princeton University Professor Robert George promotes the idea that gay students and those perceived to be gay should not be given anti-bullying protections, because giving them such protections are “subterfuges” to encourage affirmation blah blah blah. The American Principles Project site also links to the “Maggie Report” which is connected with the Tea Party, whose member Dr. Rich Swier has said that anti-gay bullying is a “healthy” form of peer pressure.

Princeton University’s Professor Robert George is an anti-gay bully and political gay-basher being enabled in his bullying by one of the country’s leading universities. Were he today doing the same things against Jews, Princeton University would be held accountable for its enabling of him. It is way past time for all truly decent human beings to demand that Princeton take a stand against Professor George’s ignorance-fueled anti-gay bigotry protected without merit behind ivy-covered walls.

I recommend 1) raising awareness of George’s anti-gay hate and political influence, with a mind towards influencing young people not to attend Princeton; 2) organizing divestiture campaigns against Princeton University; 3) writing to Princeton University officials to voice disgust over the institution’s enabling of Professor George’s anti-gay hate speech; (Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman’s email address)  4) encouraging current Princeton University students to organize “Occupy Equality”-style events at Princeton to demand an end to the University’s enabling of a monster political gay basher.

 

New York City-​based novelist and freelance writer Scott Rose’s LGBT-​interest by-​line has appeared on Advocate​.com, PoliticusUSA​.com, The New York Blade, Queerty​.com, Girlfriends and in numerous additional venues. Among his other interests are the arts, boating and yachting, wine and food, travel, poker and dogs. His “Mr. David Cooper’s Happy Suicide” is about a New York City advertising executive assigned to a condom account.

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