Tennessee College Allows Teacher To Order Students To Support Gay Rights
"This college has effectively ordered students to promote gay rights and should lose its tax status and any federal funds since they violated a federal Hatch act prohibiting the use of federal funds for propaganda and brainwashing," said Eugene Delgaudio president of Public Advocate.
A Tennessee community college professor ordered her students to wear ribbons in support of gay rights and said those who supported the traditional definition of marriage are just "uneducated bigots" who "attack homosexuals with hate," according to a legal firm representing several of the students in the class.
Students in a general psychology class at Columbia State Community College were directed by their professor to wear "Rainbow Coalition" ribbons for an entire day and express their support for the homosexual community, said Travis Barham, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Barham is calling for the college to punish Dr. Linda Brunton and order her to apologize to the students whose constitutional rights he believes were violated, according to a letter he sent to the community college president.
"Dr. Brunton essentially turned her General Psychology class into a semester-long clinic on the demands of the homosexual movement," Barham said.