In his book The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University,” Brown University student Kevin Roose writes about his semester as transfer at Liberty University, the Virginia university founded by Jerry Falwell. In an article about that student and this book, AP’s Eric Tucker reports that “A roommate he depicts as aggressively anti-gay â€” all names are changed in the book is an outcast on the hall, not a role model.”
Even students at Liberty University, like patrons at a New Jersey sports bar, they have no truck for loud-mouthed anti-gay attitudes. Not all young people may support gay marriage, but it does seem that the overwhelming majority are remarkably tolerant of their gay peers, even in socially conservative institutions.
We really have made a lot of progress in the last forty years. And it’s important that we acknowledge it.
Bashing gay people is no longer a parth to gaining favor with one’s peers. It’s just not cool. And that, my friends, is something to cheer.