University of Kentucky
Dear Lexington Herald-Leader Editor:
Your July 2 editorial “Academic Witch Hunt” condemns the Family Foundation for exposing six University of Kentucky professors who specialize in teaching queer theory and researching gay couples. It quotes UK President Lee Todd, Jr. as defending this curriculum by championing “free and open academic inquiry” at institutions of higher learning like UK. The editorial urges readers to value education by “asking questions that can make us uncomfortable.”
We couldn’t agree more. Too bad UK doesn’t. When we asked UK to include our ex-gay literature in its Testing Center and links to ex-gay organizations on its website, they refused, although they readily display gay, lesbian, transgender, transvestite, bisexual, etc., links and literature. When the ex-gay ministry on campus asked to be kept informed of planning meetings for the proposed GLBTQ Center (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Center) at UK, the administration failed to do so, although other campus groups making the same request were not left out.
UK won’t give us a reason as to why it is violating its own sexual orientation non-discrimination policies by refusing to accept and display information by the ex-gay community. Does UK’s anti-discrimination policy only protect homosexuals and not heterosexuals? What happened to full diversity and inclusion? Does it stop at the door of heterophobia? We are still waiting for an answer.
Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays
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