May 24, 2016

It’s a Sin: University President Denounces Action as ‘Morally Wrong’


There’s been a fair amount of disturbing activity in Oklahoma’s higher education system lately, but sometimes things reach a point where a leader has no choice but to speak out. So it was that University of Oklahoma president David Boren recently told reporters that a certain activity is “morally wrong”—even going so far as to suggest it is a “sin.” In today’s quiz, you the reader must identify which one of the following two-dozen items sparked Mr. Boren’s moral indignation.
  1. After becoming aware of a hip-hop artist whose lyrical stylings include “f*ck the police,” “you went to jail as a b*tch, came home as a dyke,” “these niggas was robbing your sh*t,” and lyrics much, much worse than that, OU agreed to pay him $40,000 to perform on campus.
  2. Oklahoma State University recently held its annual “Dragonfly” drag show in which students competed for best drag queen and drag king. The show “is adult in nature,” OSU has warned, “and is not recommended for those under the age of 18.”
  3. Before finally (after months of bad PR) reaching a settlement with a Holocaust victim, OU obstinately displayed in its art museum a painting stolen by the Nazis—all the while using expensive lawyers and complex legal arguments to prevent the victim from getting her family’s painting back. As one attorney, himself a self-described admirer of OU’s president, acknowledged: “Frankly, it is revolting to see our university perpetuate crimes against humanity committed by Hitler.”
  4. The student newspaper at the University of Central Oklahoma recently reported that UCO “will not deny access” to men wanting to use the ladies’ room.
  5. When the clock ran out on a student representing OU in a national college debate tournament, he refused to yield the floor, yelling: “F*ck the time!”
  6. UCO launched a new program geared toward “bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, intersex, asexual, queer, questioning, and allied students.”
  7. The OU student newspaper reported that some students are committing acts of sodomy in the library.
  8. OU has hired a new diversity czar at an eye-popping $220,000 a year to, among other things, oversee mandatory “diversity training” for new students, covering things like sexual identity, white privilege, and implicit bias. His office has created a “bias hotline” so students can anonymously inform on their neighbors.
  9. A young man who has threatened to “blow your brains out. You a f**k, n***a” enthusiastically performed for members of OU’s SAE fraternity. (And you thought hostile, racist, threatening chants weren’t allowed!)
  10. OU staffers set up a table in the student union to teach students about “safer sex” and provide free condoms for students.
  11. OU hosted a conference on “how to promote reproductive justice in red states.”
  12. “A night full of food and sex is a way some Oklahoma State students relax,” the student newspaper reports, so OSU brought in a sex educator to discuss the matter with students.
  13. OU is continuing its partnership with a hostile foreign power whose cyber-thieves routinely steal the designs of America's fighter jets, missiles, and more.
  14. OU's “Assistant Director for LGBTQ and Health Programs” (yes, that's an actual job title) recently announced the opening of a separate-but-equal “LGBTQ lounge” on campus.
  15. An English professor at Langston University told an “evil” GOP lawmaker “f*ck you” over the lawmaker’s criticism of Obamacare.
  16. OU hosted a “YouTube star and sexual education activist” to give a speech devoted to “dispelling myths around basic human sexuality and removing the social taboos that lead to harmful understandings of sexual matters.”
  17. The Oklahoman reports that one OU employee "is complaining in a lawsuit that she has been discriminated against at work because she is black, a woman, and disabled" and that a former OU employee has filed a lawsuit against a university regent "accusing him of gender bias and using his influence to interfere with her employment." 
  18. OSU hosted a “trans homoeroticism” lecture and slideshow.
  19. OU broke the law just to avoid bad publicity, as a law professor points out in USA Today.
  20. Oklahoma taxpayers are being forced to pay for “social justice” activism via an “Activist-in-Residence” program at OU.
  21. The OU student newspaper distributed 11,000 latex condoms by attaching them to the front of the newspapers.
  22. “At OU, minority and female faculty members are outnumbered and receive less pay on average than their white male coworkers,” the student newspaper reports.
  23. UCO hosted a production of “The Vagina Monologues.” As the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute points out, “the vulgar messages inherent in this production glorify social deviancy, sexual perversion, and lesbian sexual assaults—all while condemning men!”
  24. Some Oklahomans believe that government subsidies to higher education should be reduced.
[Cross-posted at SeeThruEdu]

1 comment:

  1. Obviously Number 24. The heresy of such a statement.(TFIC)

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