THE NUTTY PROFESSORS
Freshmen required to undergo homosexual indoctrination
Mandatory 'diversity seminar' at university where profs
'banned' 'Marketing of Evil'
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
With last week's stunning revelations that the entire
faculty of a Midwestern university campus voted without
dissent to investigate a Christian librarian for "sexual
harassment" simply because he recommended the
bestselling book "The Marketing of Evil," many are
asking why not a single faculty member stood up for the
The question is especially compelling in light of the
decision reported Wednesday that the entire faculty had
essentially overstepped their own written policies and
had wrongly accused the librarian.
The lock-step faculty support for the two openly
homosexual professors who led the charge against the
librarian might have something to do with the fact that
freshmen at the small Mansfield campus of Ohio State
University are required, during their first quarter, to
undergo what the university calls a "diversity seminar."
But critics say the type of "tolerance re-education" OSU
mandates uses tactics reminiscent of those of Chinese
communist revolutionary leader Mao Tse-Tung.
Battle over the freshmen
As WND first reported, Scott Savage, a devout Quaker,
is head of Reference and Instructional Services at the
Bromfield Library on Ohio State University's Mansfield
campus. As a member of the university's First Year
Reading Experience Committee, Savage had suggested four
books be considered as required reading for incoming
freshmen: "The Marketing of Evil" by David Kupelian,
"The Professors" by David Horowitz, "Eurabia: The
Euro-Arab Axis" by Bat Ye'or, and "It Takes a Family" by
Sen. Rick Santorum. Savage made the recommendations
after other committee members had suggested a series of
books with a left-wing perspective, by authors such as
Jimmy Carter and Maria Shriver.
However, three professors two of them openly
homosexual filed a complaint of discrimination and
harassment, contending Kupelian's book was "hate
literature" which "threatened" them and made them feel
"unsafe" on campus. After a 21-0 faculty vote (with 9
abstentions) on March 13, the school's Office of Human
Resources put Savage under "investigation." The
full-faculty vote was rescinded two days later for legal
reasons, and the three offended professors filed the
The three professors behind the complaint against
Savage are Hannibal Hamlin, Norman Jones and J.K.
Buckley. Jones teaches courses in lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender literature, and Buckley has
written "The Social Critic: The Rise of Queer
Performance Within the Demise of Transcendentalism" as
well as "articles on sexual orientation in Hemingway and
In a March 9 e-mail to the faculty regarding Savage's
suggestion of "The Marketing of Evil" as required
freshman reading, Buckley wrote: "
I am not shocked,
only deeply saddened and THREATENED that such
mindless folks are on this great campus.
You have made
me fearful and uneasy being a gay man on this campus. I
am, in fact, notifying the OSU-M campus, and Ohio State
University in general, that I no longer feel safe doing
my job. I am being harassed."
Stepping up to defend Savage has been the
Arizona-based public-interest law firm, the Alliance
Despite a "Cease and Desist" letter the Alliance
Defense Fund sent to OSU Mansfield officials in Savage's
defense March 28, the investigation went forward, with
the university insisting it takes "any allegation of
sexual harassment seriously."
Finally, since WorldNetDaily, Sean Hannity, MSNBC,
Fox News' Brit Hume, the New York Post, Human Events,
and dozens of bloggers brought the case to national
attention, Ohio State University has reversed course and
notified Savage the charges had been dropped.
Why no dissenters?
For many, the most disconcerting part of the case is
that no faculty members dissented from what eventually
was ruled to be an unfair allegation brought by two
"The fact that there are one or two unhinged
professors out there that's not news," said David
French, the lead ADF attorney defending Savage. "But the
fact that by a 21-0 vote, with 9 abstentions, the
faculty would classify a book recommendation as sexual
harassment that show's there's an illness that has
infected the academy."
What some, like French, might call an "illness" is,
to others, just a high degree of "tolerance" for
differences. Yet, notes French, the only "difference"
not tolerated on campus is the belief that there is
anything wrong with homosexuality. Indeed, on many
campuses across the nation, opposing homosexuality on
moral grounds is considered every bit as hateful and
intolerable as being a racist, anti-Semitic member of
the Ku Klux Klan.
As OSU-Mansfield Professor Hannibal Hamlin said in a
March 9 e-mail to Savage, copied to the faculty: "Re
Kupelian's book, would you advocate a book that was
racist or antisemitic [sic], or are you arguing that
homosexuals are not in the same category and that
homophobia is not therefore a matter of discrimination
but of rational argument?"
Freshman diversity education
Students at OSU-Mansfield are required to take a
"diversity seminar" soon after they begin their freshman
To prepare for the seminar, students are invited to
search online a "dictionary of terms related to
diversity," to "Test your knowledge of Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT)" and to "Take a test at
Project Implicits website."
"Even though we believe we see and treat people as
equals, hidden biases may still influence our
perceptions and actions," explains the OSU website.
"Psychologists at Harvard, the University of Virginia
and the University of Washington created 'Project
Implicit' to develop Hidden Bias Tests. After taking a
test, read Tolerance.orgs tutorial to learn more about
stereotypes and prejudice and the societal effects of
One current freshman, whose name is being withheld
for privacy reasons, attended OSU-Mansfield's mandatory
diversity seminar last fall. After he told his father
about it, the father sat in as an observer for a
subsequent seminar session.
"It is required that incoming freshman must
attend a diversity seminar," he told WND, "where the
homosexual lifestyle is celebrated, and the students are
put on a 'guilt trip' for having negative feelings
and/or moral judgments about the behavior of these
The two- to three-hour seminar, he explained,
included "some group-type exercises, where they tried to
say you can't judge a person by looking at them." Four
facilitators conducted the group exercises, he said,
asking the students questions like, "Who do you think I
am?" "Am I married?" "What kind of car do I drive"? and
"Do I have children?"
At the very end of the seminar, the facilitators
revealed for the first time that three out of four were
homosexual. The message, said the OSU student's father,
was "We're not bad people."
Other exercises consisted of pairing off the youths
and "asking them what someone did to you to make you
feel bad at some time in your life, playing on
psychology," he said.
"At the end of the meeting, everyone stands in a
circle and they ask questions of the group. If it's
true, you step out. Other students stepped out, trying
to get you to accept this nonsense in a public setting."
According to a report in World magazine by Lynn
Vincent, such "diversity seminars" are very common on
college campuses today.
"Freshman orientation used to be about teaching new
students how to find their classes, the cafeteria, and
the campus bookstore," said the report. "But today,
left-liberal 'diversity' trainers have found in
orientation programs a ready-made crop of captive and
impressionable audiences ripe for reeducation on issues
of sex, race, and gender. The basic messages: People of
color are victims; whites are their tormentors.
Homosexuality is normal; abhorring the behavior is
Using the Milwaukee School of Engineering, or MSOE,
as an example, the World report identifies the
"exercise" the OSU dad described. It's called "Across
the Line" or "Crossing the Line," "a diversity-awareness
exercise that has also been used at Stanford University
and Loyola University of Chicago," says the report:
Groups of about 25 students line up
shoulder-to-shoulder along a line on the floor. A
facilitator then reads a series of about 50 statements.
Every student who feels a statement is true of him or
her is supposed to step "across the line," leaving the
group behind. Statements start off mildly enough: "You
are from a large city or town." Then they get personal:
"You have participated in racial, sexual, or cultural
"You are pro-choice."
"You would feel comfortable entering into a
relationship with a person of a different race."
"You feel comfortable around persons with a gay,
lesbian, or bisexual orientation."
While such introspection is certainly not
inappropriate for college-age students, "Across the
Line" forces a public "outing" among strangers. The
exercise adds an unsubtle layer of group pressure to an
MSOE strategy that might well be described as "divide
and conquer." To ensure freshmen are isolated from any
friends they might have come to school with, orientation
personnel computer-sort them into random groups.
"Sometimes if students are hanging out with two or
three friends, they might feel their attitudes are not
so readily challenged," MSOE Director of Student
Activities Rick Gagliano told World. "This way they're
in a different environment, forced to expose themselves
to somebody else
This is done without parents around
sort of in a 'safer' environment." The strategy is not
new: Mao Tse-Tung used it "re-educate" Chinese
university students and pry them loose from their
parents' political moorings.
"What Ohio State University has been doing to Scott
Savage by attacking him as a sexual harasser and to a
far lesser degree doing to me by calling 'The Marketing
of Evil' 'hate literature' and so on is precisely what
I write about in my book," says Kupelian.
"It is literally the 'marketing of evil' in action.
First they desensitize these youngsters in highly
manipulative, emotionally charged re-education sessions.
If anybody challenges the pro-gay orthodoxy on campus,
they are subjected to merciless 'jamming,' as we see
with their threatening the reputation and livelihood of
the librarian, Scott Savage. For people who are
sufficiently confused, the college experience can bring
about a total conversion. I explain these three
devastating steps Desensitization, Jamming and
Conversion in detail in chapter one of 'The Marketing
Released in August, "The Marketing of Evil" has
become one of the nation's most talked-about books,
widely praised by Dr. Laura, David Limbaugh, Michelle
Malkin, D. James Kennedy and many others and garnering
over 100 five-star reader reviews on Amazon.com. For the
past week it has held down the top spot in Amazon's
"Current Events" bestseller list.
After a far-left professor publicly defended his
university for branding a Christian librarian a
sexual harasser simply for recommending incoming
freshmen read "The Marketing of Evil," the librarian
is now firing back.
"I'm starting to feel like the
cleanup crew that follows the horses in the parade,"
wrote Ohio State University librarian Scott Savage
in Saturday's Columbus Dispatch newspaper. "I trudge
along behind history professor Christopher Phelps as
he parades from forum to forum, and I shovel up the
humbug he leaves behind concerning my treatment at
Ohio State University-Mansfield for suggesting
conservative books in a committee."
Savage, head of Reference and Instructional
Services at the Bromfield Library on Ohio State
University's Mansfield campus, was condemned by a
21-0 faculty vote (with nine abstentions) on March
13 to be formally investigated for "sexual
harassment." Several professors, two of them openly
homosexual, had become extremely upset over Savage's
nomination for a freshman reading program of David
Kupelian's acclaimed but controversial book, "The
Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and
Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as
Freedom." Chapter one exposes the marketing
strategies and tactics of the "gay rights" movement.
One of the homosexual professors, J.F. Buckley,
in a March 9 e-mail, reacted this way to Savage's
recommendation of Kupelian's book: "As a gay man I
have long ago realized that the world is full of
homophobic, hate-mongers who, of course, say that
they are not. So I am not shocked, only deeply
saddened and THREATENED [sic] that such mindless
folks are on this great campus. ... You have made me
fearful and uneasy being a gay man on this campus. I
am, in fact, notifying the OSU-M campus, and Ohio
State University in general, that I no longer feel
safe doing my job. I am being harassed."
Under the glare of national media attention, and
with the threat of legal action on Savage's behalf
by the Alliance Defense Fund, OSU informed Savage
April 18 that the charges against the librarian had
Nevertheless, OSU-Mansfield Associate History
Professor Christopher Phelps recently jumped into
the fray, defending the university's actions,
claiming the faculty uphold the highest standards of
free speech and open academic inquiry and
condemned Kupelian's book as "unabashed bigotry."
Referring to "the ludicrousness of 'The Marketing
of Evil,'" Phelps wrote in the Columbus Dispatch:
"Quite apart from demonstrating its unabashed
this is a book wholly unsuited to the
purpose of introducing undergraduates to the life of
the mind. Why would a reference librarian, entrusted
with guiding students to the best possible sources,
recommend such a screed?"
In response to Phelps' defense of the professors
who filed charges against him, Savage has now
weighed in with the following, published in
I'm starting to feel like the
clean-up crew that follows the horses in the parade.
Dr. Phelps says the faculty "decided not to
request an investigation as a body," in response to
my suggesting a book, "The Marketing of Evil," as a
title for the campus-wide first-year-reading
experience. He claimed that the complaint wasn't
even about sexual harassment. In fact, during the
public faculty meeting on March 13th, even after
being warned by the campus dean that it would
violate my rights to even discuss the accusations,
faculty members repeatedly accused me of "sexual
harassment" due to the book suggestion.
The faculty debated and passed without dissent a
resolution to refer charges of "sexual harassment"
against me. A later meeting rescinded the resolution
for procedural reasons, but faculty members were
encouraged to file individual complaints against me
for "sexual harassment." Our human resources officer
told me I was being charged with "sexual
harassment." My attorneys' letter to OSU demanding
an end to the investigation was answered with the
statement that the University took charges of
"sexual harassment" seriously.
Professor Phelps believes it is university policy
to report what is clearly protected speech to OSU
authorities, and that "such a referral does not
imply judgment." This is a perfect mental
encapsulation of the reasoning prevalent on my
campus. I was publicly accused of a crime, and then
investigated, because I disagreed with faculty
members on a committee. The letter exonerating
me said that no complaint should even have been
filed. To suggest there was no implied judgment in
the accusations, never mind intimidation, hysteria,
or mob rule
excuse me whilst I employ my shovel.
Savage closes his statement with this:
Are the thoughts and speech of
everyone at OSU-Mansfield accountable to Christopher
Phelps and to Ohio State University diversity
policies? As a librarian, I have a reading
suggestion for the professor: The American
Association of University Professors' statement on
academic freedom, which begs to differ.
It says that, "Institutions of higher education
are conducted for the common good and not to further
the interest of either the individual teacher or the
institution as a whole. The common good depends upon
the free search for truth and its free exposition."
That really says it all.
While Savage is a devout and conservative Quaker,
Phelps describes himself on his personal homepage on
OSU's website as being politically "on the left of
the left," and posts a link to his lengthy ode to
the socialist magazine "Monthly Review," in which he
In 1996, while a professor at the University of
Oregon, Phelps ran for the U.S. Senate as a
socialist. On his "Christopher Phelps Socialist"
campaign website, Phelps advocated "increasing taxes
on the rich," "doubl[ing] the minimum wage and
"negotiate[ing] nuclear disarmament," as well as
establishing "Equality for women, gays and lesbians,
and people of color." Specifically, explained
Phelps, that meant:
Repudiate bigotry's claim to
"family values." Defend abortion rights. Increase
AIDS research. End HIV travel ban. Legalize gay
marriage. Increase battered women's shelter funding.
Save affirmative action. Abolish death penalty.
"These are strange times we live in," commented
Kupelian, "A Christian librarian and a Christian
author can be portrayed as wackos for championing
Western civilization's core values, but a rabid
socialist like Professor Phelps, who extols values
that have cost millions of lives in the last century
and left hundreds of millions in poverty and
despair, is considered mainstream and enlightened.
The inmates truly are running the asylum."
Released in August, "The Marketing of Evil" has
been widely praised by Dr. Laura, David Limbaugh,
Michelle Malkin, D. James Kennedy and many others
and garnered over 100 five-star reader reviews on
Amazon.com. Here are a few:
· "It will affect me forever.
This is perhaps the best and most freeing book I
have ever read on the popular culture at large. It
rings true at every level, and has changed the way I
view things in the most freeing and encouraging
way!! ... An absolute masterpiece!!"
· "Opening this book is like
turning on the Sun.
Mr. David Kupelian has written
a remarkable book that reveals how the American
public has been taken down the slippery slope of
· "I finished "The Marketing
of Evil" over a month ago. It absolutely changed my
· "Prepare to see your world
with new eyes!"
· "David Kupelian has authored
a masterpiece that belongs in every home in America
next to the Family Bible."
· "The socialists in this
country no doubt cannot stand that this book even
exists, however, thinking people will find the book
an eye opener!"
· "This book has put a
powerful voice to many things that truth-loving
people in America have felt in their spirits for a
long, long time.
I like my medicine straight and
my truth even straighter, and this book delivers,
with no apologies or flinching.
I for one am
· "This book may offend those
with a secular, humanistic, left-wing outlook but I
feel that it is required reading for our time.
Indeed, it is one of the best books that I have read
for some time."
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