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Are Eagle Scouts Acceptable to Syracuse University?

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 11:11 pm - August 2, 2005.
Filed under: Liberals

The “Home News Tribune” in Middlesex County, NJ reports that “Eagle Scouts are a rare breed.”

Gaining More By Giving – Home News Tribune

Indeed they are.

But someone better tell poor Ken Stigner, Jr (profiled in the article) that he won’t be welcome at his college-to-be.

“”Being an Eagle Scout will help me with my life goals,” said Stigner, a 2005 Monroe Township High School graduate who plans to study television production at Syracuse University in the fall. “The things I learned during my project will stay with me forever.”

You see, Ken…. Syracuse University doesn’t really want your kind.

Boy Scouts and Orangemen Don’t Mix – GayPatriot archives

In fact, a few weeks ago I contacted the Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs whose stated mission is:

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) provides the necessary support and guidance needed to encourage students to become members of a community respectful of differences. OMA assists students to grow into individuals willing to take a proactive stance against oppression in all its forms.

OMA offers one-on-one support for students of color at Syracuse University. OMA reaches out to students of all colors who are struggling with mixed messages they may receive in dealing with the issues of race and diversity in their own communities.

So I asked the head of OMA what policies are in place to deal with the discrimination faced by conservative students and faculty. After all, conservatives are discriminated against across America’s campuses.

My response was a non-answer. But what else would I expect from the University that bans the Boy Scouts?

-Bruce (GayPatriot) – gaypatriot2004@aol.com

Random Tuesday Evening Thought

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 10:37 pm - August 2, 2005.
Filed under: Gay Politics

Since as a gay conservative, I’m constantly labeled as a “self-loathing gay”… well, it got me thinking.

Since nearly all of the gay community’s leadership and activists are aligned with pacifist, anti-military, anti-religious, pro-abortion, and anti-capitalist causes…..

Wouldn’t that make Gay Leftists “self-loathing Mainstream Americans”?

-Bruce (GayPatriot) – gaypatriot2004@aol.com

Deliberate Misunderstandings of our mission in Iraq

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 8:22 pm - August 2, 2005.
Filed under: Liberals

As screenwriters go, David Koepp is among the best. Not only did he write help write the scripts for two entertaining films in the 1990s, Jurassic Park and Mission: Impossible, but he also wrote two of the smartest films of 2002, Spider-Man and Panic Room). Most recently, he helped write the script for Steven Spielberg‘s remake of War of the Worlds which both Bruce and I thoroughly enjoyed. My blog-league described it as “a good, nail-biting movie that truly captures America after September 11th.

And yet while the actions of the main characters in the film did seem to, as Bruce put it, “represent an interesting cross-section of Americans in the hours after the Towers fell, Koepp, who helped pen the script, claimed “the Martian attackers in the film represent the American military, while the Americans being slaughtered at random represent Iraqi civilians.” In other words, he suggests that our troops invaded Iraq with the express purpose of killing the Iraqi people. But, he’s not the only Administration critic who misunderstands what we’re doing in Iraq. Hilary Rosen, the former First Lady of the Human Rights Campaign has found “another word for ‘insurgents’ in Iraq, and that’s ‘residents.’” (via Polipundit).

It seems that instead of describing the situation in Iraq for what it is, these two individuals, like so many other critics of the Administration’s policy there, deliberately misrepresent the situation in order to better criticize the war and attack the president. Mr. Koepp’s words notwithstanding, it’s not the Americans who are targeting Iraqi civilians, but the very “insurgents,” Ms. Rosen thinks represent Iraqi residents. According to the Middle East Times, “on average 33 Iraqis die every day, executed by Iraqis and foreign jihadis and suicide bombers, not by US or British soldiers.” (Emphasis added.)
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