(April 18) The Campus: "College policy protects discussion, not hatred"
This op/ed is a direct response to David Upham's article written a week prior in the April 11 issue of The Campus. Moss responds to Upham's opinions about the new sexual harassment policy (which included harassment based on sexuality for the first time) and states that the policy isn't "extremist," it is Upham who is homophobic and falsely claiming that the tenants of Roman Catholicism are being oppressed. Moss also points out the incredible lack of awareness in Mr. Upham's analogy to oppression based on eye-color, stating, "For some reason, though, no one seems to object that their first amendment rights are infringed upon because they cannot abuse blue-eyed people." Most importantly, Moss walks us through the history of oppression, showing that the Roman Catholic position on homosexuality has actually varied over time. Moss demonstrates that in the scripture, homosexuality is condemned along with hypocrisy, greed, wearing wigs, shaving, and much more, so clearly "the scriptures are adhered to selectively." Moss then points to bishops and kings who were allowed to have openly homosexual relationships. Finally, he addresses that fact that homosexuality as a mental disorder is no longer up for discussion, and was a result of oppression, and not science, to begin with. Here is the article from The Campus' archives, as well as photos of the article as it was originally printed.
Kevin Moss (Instructor in the Russian Department and an advisor to MGLBA)
April 18, 1991
Kevin Moss (Instructor in the Russian Department and an advisor to MGLBA), “(April 18) The Campus: "College policy protects discussion, not hatred",” Archives of Dissent, accessed December 1, 2023, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/archives_of_dissent/items/show/184.
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