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St. Ben's senior Kirsten Flaten was not as pleased."He said a lot that wasn't
backed up. Some of his comments were intentionally offensive," she said.St.
John's senior Devin O'Brien also had qualms."Who's going to disagree with
freedom in the classroom?" O'Brien said. "He cites three examples and throws in
a few conservative one-liners to get the audience riled up."
Luke Hellier, an activist from St. John’s University, encouraged students to
start several conservative groups on campus, echoing a tactic used by the Left.
Thanks to Young America's Foundation, our event was a success, putting the
liberal students and professors on the defensive and introducing our classmates
to conservative ideas!
Luke Hellier, a St. John's senator and MAPCS representative said the SJS has
begun to, "reexamine our role in MAPCS, see if it's an organization we want to
be a part of." At issue, is the manner with which MAPCS handles its budget.MAPCS
receives funds through the dues that its member institutions pay; institutions
are required to pay dues to retain their status as a voting member. Hellier
said, the SJS is considering withholding future dues in protest unless MAPCS
makes changes in its fiscal policy.
"Personally I don't have a problem with it," said Luke Hellier of the College Republicans. "We have to figure out a way to pay for the damage KatrinaYears later, Katrina relief is still needed. The Budget Reconciliation Act may go down as one of the most fiscally irresponsible pieces of legislation from the 109th Congress.
caused. We had to do it some way."
I, apparently, made the mistake of sitting a few rows behind what I refer to as
“the rowdy boy section”. While this group is fun to sit near, as they often will
start many a rousing chant of “Let's Go Johnnies”, I was disappointed in their
behavior at this particular game. A SJS Senator and his friends began yelling at
the Tommies such phrases as: “You're a fag, #24!”, “You still suck dick!”, “I'm
going to stab you in the heart!”, and “I'm going to kill your family!” This is
appalling to me, as was it to the people sitting around me. There were at least
two known members of the GLBT community within earshot of this Senator who were disappointed with his comments, especially his homophobic remarks.
Response from the Senator I refered to in my piece:
Lisa, I think we both deserve the opportunity to clear the air about Saturday's game.
I read your letter to the editor and was surprised about some of the remarks. At no time do I recall that myself or any other Senator made any homophobic remarks. I agree that language is completely unacceptable. I understand of the negativity language such as that is uncalled for and should never be used. Those comments could have been made, but never were directed towards anyone in the GLBT community. In the heat of the moment things are said and possibly the homophobic remarks came from them, I would hope that would never happen again. Again, I want to apologize to you or anyone else that might have been offended by any of the
remarks at the game. Please let me know if there is anything else on your mind.
The kicker: he's the Community Relations Chair.
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