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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:31 AM

University shrugs off student who burst into LGBTQ Studies class to distribute antigay pamphlets

University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi says the school has “much work to do” when it comes to making LGBTQ students feel safe on campus after a student burst into an LGBTQ Studies class and began handing out antigay literature… Just don’t ask her to do any of that work. It’s not in her $900,000 job description.

The disturbing incident happened last week. Associate professor Kaila Story was in the middle of a lecture during her Introduction to LGBTQ Studies class when the student, who was not enrolled in the course, waltzed into the room and began distributing pamphlets.

“Perhaps you believe you are gay, or maybe you are sympathetic toward homosexuality and you think that what people do sexually is their own business,” the 36-page handout, published by the Christian group Living Waters Publications, read.

“Whatever the case, I want to convince you that you are sitting in a car on a railroad track with a train coming, and you don’t know it.”

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Reply University shrugs off student who burst into LGBTQ Studies class to distribute antigay pamphlets (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Feb 10 OP
exboyfil Feb 10 #1
murielm99 Feb 10 #2
Demovictory9 Feb 10 #3
CurtEastPoint Feb 10 #4
d_r Feb 10 #5
Blue_Tires Feb 10 #6
gratuitous Feb 10 #8
LaelthsDaughter Feb 10 #7

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:14 AM

1. Recently the cops were called on a student

by the professor when the student refused to move to a closer desk when one came open.

It seems that a disruption of a class should involve a bit more of a penalty.

Lots of Christian groups meet on campus. I wonder if the LGBTQ community should start attending those meetings and handing out literature?

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:17 AM

2. They would have to be brave to attend those meetings.

But it is a great idea!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:21 AM

3. $900K? the chancellor of huge ucla doesnt make that much

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:24 AM

4. U of L is a PUBLIC school. She is GROSSLY overpaid. And doesn't do the job, either!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:23 AM

5. A 36- page handout?

Universities have to work harder on student mental health. Thank goodness this person only had a handout. We have to support free speech, however in this time and age security of the other students has to be paramount.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:31 AM

6. I've never heard of someone

just waltzing into a classroom and doing whatever when class was in session... Professors usually throw assholes out instantly?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:35 PM

8. That was my take

This isn't "free speech" from what I can see. The disruptive student wanted to hand out his little pamphlets and scurry away without engaging in any kind of dialog. That's bullying and harassment. Not a hard call at all, unless you're being deliberately obtuse.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:22 PM

7. Thank you for the PSA

Thank you for making this info public! I appreciate that your making this public concern!

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