Sunday, September 17, 2006

Too Much Tolerance at MSU

One of Matt Blunt's goals when he took office was to elevate Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) to a "separate but equal to Mizzou" status within the Missouri system of public universities. Now that he has accomplished that goal, he is furious at his handiwork, because MSU is starting to act like a real University.

This past week, the Board of Governors clarified their non-discrimination policy to include the following:
In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.
Unfortunately, this clear statement of tolerance sent Baby Blunt into a hissy fit. Apparently, he thought that the whole point of elevating SWMSU to MSU status was that he could have his own Redneck U., right there in his hometown.

Gov. Matt Blunt called the clarification of Missouri State University's non-discrimination policy "unnecessary and bad." His spokesman, Spence Jackson, added that any time spent on a non-discrimination policy protecting gays and lesbians is "too much time." No, I'm not making that up. He really said that.

As for the gay community in Springfield, they are ready and eager to welcome 18,000 new bears.


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