September 27, 2021
WASHINGTON D.C. — In another liberal attack on personal freedoms, Point Park University in Pittsburg, PA, has recently announced that “action could be taken” against students who do not respect the chosen pronouns of their peers. Through an email, the university informed the student body of its new “Misgendering, Pronoun Misuse, and Deadnaming Policy.” The email states, “While the University recognizes the aspect of intent versus impact, we must recognize that regardless of the intent, if an individual is impacted in a harmful way, action could be taken if a complaint is filed.” Point Park University has declined to announce what type of “action” they might take if students fail to comply to this new policy, but students at the school have already begun to speak out against the mandate, arguing that it ignores the moral and religious beliefs of many conservative students.
Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.theradiancefoundation.org), recently remarked on this new policy and the potential implications mandates such as these might have in reference to American rights. “Point Park University clearly forgot that the U.S. Constitution is deeply inclusive and applies to every American from coast to coast. Suppressing free speech or mandating speech is a blatant violation of our First Amendment rights. It’s a denial of basic biology. This is exactly why constitutional advocates speak of LGBT rights as ‘special rights.’ Neither the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nor any previous or subsequent civil rights legislation dictated which language one had to use to communicate to or about people of my complexion. Every human being has inherent dignity, but every human decision or behavior does not need a taxpayer-funded university or State entity to compel citizens to dignify it.”
The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.
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