Gawker shouldn't mess with Texas

Those smarmy elitists at Gawker.com have outdone themselves in an article belittling a bill just passed by the Texas state legislature. It seems that Texans, through their elected representatives, have decided that any state-funded university that has a student center promoting alternative sexual lifestyles must also have a center devoted to promote "traditional values." That would seem pretty even-handed to most observers.

But not to the sneering leftists at Gawker! To Hamilton Nolan and the editorial staff there, the passage of this bill is an outrage to their delicate sensibilities. Mr. Nolan's parenthetical description of what might constitute traditional values in Texas: (beer, barbecue, date-rape,(and) cow-f***ing) is as insensitive and bigoted as one could imagine from the dark underbelly of our media elite.

Why is it anymore absurd to establish a student center for traditional American values than it is to have publicly funded centers for lifestyles most Americans consider to be immoral? Especially with reports indicating that homosexuals really only constitute somewhere between 2 and 3% of the American population.

We should be giving thanks to the Texas legislature for helping to lead academia back toward American mainstream values.


Ralph Alter is a regular contributor to American Thinker. He blogs at www.rightot.blogspot.com


Those smarmy elitists at Gawker.com have outdone themselves in an article belittling a bill just passed by the Texas state legislature. It seems that Texans, through their elected representatives, have decided that any state-funded university that has a student center promoting alternative sexual lifestyles must also have a center devoted to promote "traditional values." That would seem pretty even-handed to most observers.

But not to the sneering leftists at Gawker! To Hamilton Nolan and the editorial staff there, the passage of this bill is an outrage to their delicate sensibilities. Mr. Nolan's parenthetical description of what might constitute traditional values in Texas: (beer, barbecue, date-rape,(and) cow-f***ing) is as insensitive and bigoted as one could imagine from the dark underbelly of our media elite.

Why is it anymore absurd to establish a student center for traditional American values than it is to have publicly funded centers for lifestyles most Americans consider to be immoral? Especially with reports indicating that homosexuals really only constitute somewhere between 2 and 3% of the American population.

We should be giving thanks to the Texas legislature for helping to lead academia back toward American mainstream values.


Ralph Alter is a regular contributor to American Thinker. He blogs at www.rightot.blogspot.com


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