Kind of grossed out by all the “OMG redneck North Carolina!!” comments I’m seeing all over the place. Homophobia and discrimination against LGBTQ folks isn’t specific to the South, California and Maine also passed similar measures. Until we address this as a national problem, how can anything change?
There is nothing inherently political about providing safe spaces to all members of the Berry College community; however, using the college as an ideological prop to promote a religious and cultural agenda without the direct consent of the community is indubitably a result of the influence of outside politics on our college’s affairs. Indifference and apathy to the suffering and abuse of others merely for the sake of presenting a pristine quasi-Christian image is unjustifiable.