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Texas A&M University lets students opt out of funding LGBT centre

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  1. Ian Bower 4 Apr 2013, 6:50pm

    Homophobia?
    Of course not. It’s my religion.
    Oh – that’s just fine then.

  2. That There Other David 4 Apr 2013, 6:54pm

    And the chance of this surviving a court challenge brought by those wishing to exempt funding to other societies?

  3. Paula Thomas 4 Apr 2013, 6:59pm

    OK, I want to go to Texas A&M but I don’t want to pay money that funds any religious activity, can I do that?

    1. Or anything to do with hetrosexuals

  4. And are they allowed to opt out of funding for centres for people with different colour skin to theirs? I’m sure they could flick through the Bible and find some justification for that too.

    This idea is just as bad – discriminatory, petty and hateful.

    1. What if educating girls is against your religion. Any savings to be had there. What about handicapped people, if they were really Christian, wouldn’t they all be healed? Shouldn’t have to support their resources either. And obese people–which I know don’t exist in fat assed Texas; isn’t their a scripture saying you should slice your throat rather than be a glutton?

  5. Michael H 4 Apr 2013, 7:21pm

    Conservatives are only destroying religion by using it so flippantly. I say let them. They are on the wrong side of history – on every issue. It doesn’t matter to them that gay people are forced to fund faith-based programs that discriminate against lgbt, hypocrisy is the middle name of conservative hooligans.

  6. So you can’t withhold money from religious groups?

    How convenient, I have to pay to be abused.

  7. friday jones 4 Apr 2013, 10:33pm

    Apparently the 14th Amendment is not upheld in Texas.

  8. Okay, selective discrimination, students with religious affiliations can opt out of their tuition monies going to ONE and only one selective group, but cannot target another group?? HELLO DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT, ACLU will be there in 20 mins.

  9. Bigotry in the name of religion is still bigotry.

  10. Shameful and petty.

  11. The final version of the University’s Senate bill (bill 70, 65th session) reads differently allowing religious AND moral opt outs for a whole range of issues. The interesting question now is whether the same students who object to funding the LGBT Centre will also now object to and withold financing of the university’s large military cadet programme – the existence & ethos of which of course goes against the teachings of Jesus. More more about this un-Christian corps see: http://corps.tamu.edu/

    1. On the other hand 5 Apr 2013, 1:06pm

      OMG, it’s a slippery slope!

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