Activitist says Crandall has no comfort for homosexual community

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To the Editor,

Crandall University President Bruce Fawcett makes it abundantly clear that his staff is decidedly heterosexual and therefore pure.

He, in his quest to heal the rift between the university and those who are born with their sexual orientation in place, (as many studies have concluded), and the enormous number of allies and advocates, nevertheless insists on separation and therefore discriminates.

If Crandall is a “caring and loving community,” then they falter in action. As I read it, it is not just about traditional marriage, but decidedly against the rights of gays to exist and not to be part of a religious community, such as this Baptist based university. 

I am convinced that as a single gay man, I would not be eligible for employment at Crandall, regardless of my marital status.

Dr. Fawcett’s invitation to visit the university would not be a comfort zone as it would indicate to me, in the strongest possible way, that I am simply an outsider who is a “sinner” in the eyes of Crandall’s policies.

No, Dr. Fawcett, I must decline your invitation. This is an unfortunate, homophobic and discriminatory attitude against a part of society that surely has a place in a peaceful, dignified and accepting world.

Gerard Veldhoven, New Glasgow

Organizations: Crandall University, Baptist based university

Geographic location: New Glasgow

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