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Community college professor allegedly tells students: support gay rights or else
dailycaller.com ^ | 6-19-2013 | Eric Owens

Posted on 06/19/2013 6:21:11 AM PDT by servo1969

A professor at a community college in Tennessee allegedly ordered students in her general psychology class to wear “Rainbow Coalition” ribbons for an entire day to advertise support for the advancement of gay and lesbian political causes.

The professor, Linda Brunton, informed her students at Columbia State Community College that opponents of gay marriage are “uneducated bigots” who “attack homosexuals with hate,” reports Fox News Radio.

Travis Barham, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian legal organization, has sent a letter to Columbia State’s president on behalf of several students in Brunton’s class.

The letter seeks an apology to those students because, Barham claims, Brunton violated their First Amendment rights by forcing them to promote a specific political agenda. The letter also calls for the two-year community college to punish Brunton.

Alliance Defending Freedom claims that Brunton instructed students to write a paper describing how they suffered discrimination because they support gay rights. The professor allegedly told students who objected because of their religious convictions that their personal opinions didn’t matter.

“When students objected to how she was pushing her personal views on the class, she explained that it is her job ‘to educate the ignorant and uneducated elements of society,’” Barham told Fox News.

The professor reportedly prohibited any discussion of the morality of homosexuality, rejecting such lines of reasoning as “throwing Bible verses.”

“Dr. Brunton essentially turned her general psychology class into a semester-long clinic on the demands of the homosexual movement,” Barham added.

A representative from Columbia State heard about the kerfuffle from Fox News and promised to find out more. Brunton has not yet commented.

Brunton holds two degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and a doctor of education from Tennessee State University. She is a member of the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Educators Network.

The directional university alumna lists AIDS awareness and education as well as diversity issues among her professional interests.

Brunton’s other interests include “vacationing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!” and “swimming with wild dolphins!” (The exclamation points are Brunton’s, not The Daily Caller’s!)

The alleged incident is reasonably similar to an incident involving a math professor at Brevard Community College in Florida who forced her students to sign pledges that they would vote for President Barack Obama last November. The school’s president eventually recommended that the professor, Sharon Sweet, be sacked.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: college; columbia; community; gay; glbt; lesbian; lgbt; professor; state
Hmm...

Let's see here...

http://www.columbiastate.edu/aboutus

"Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. Feel free to browse ColumbiaState.edu for more information."

Ahh, now we're getting somewhere...

http://www.columbiastate.edu/psychology

"Welcome.
The Psychology Department at Columbia State is dedicated to providing all learners with a quality education in the psychological sciences. If learners have questions about the psychology program at Columbia State, please contact Dr. Linda Brunton, Lead Faculty for the Psychology Department, or feel free to contact any of the psychology faculty members."

Jackpot!

http://www.columbiastate.edu/lbrunton

Professor of Psychology

Office: Clement 121
Phone: 931-540-2759
Email: lbrunton@columbiastate.edu

http://www.columbiastate.edu/lbrunton/faculty/linda-brunton-instructor-information

Dr. Linda Brunton
Professor of Psychology

Education

B.S. Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University
M.A. Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University
Ed.D. Psychology, Tennessee State University

Professional Organizations:

American Psychological Association
Nashville Area Association
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Educators Network (GLSEN)
Board Member of Columbia CARES

Professional Publications

Zentall, Sydney S.; Falkenberg, Stephen D.; & Smith, Linda B. (1985). Effects of color stimulation and information on the copying performance of attention-problem adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 13, 501-511.

Professional Interests

AIDS Awareness and Education
Diversity Issues

Other Interests

Vacationing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!
Movies, creating art, and swimming with wild dolphins!







I guess she forgot to add "and violating people's rights!" along with a little smiley face.


1 posted on 06/19/2013 6:21:11 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
It is the deviants who are the bullies.
2 posted on 06/19/2013 6:22:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (People with religious faith in government are far crazier than people with religious faith in God.)
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To: servo1969


3 posted on 06/19/2013 6:24:04 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: servo1969
Vacationing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

She likes to vacation in Mexico? Well she won't have a very long life.

4 posted on 06/19/2013 6:25:54 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: servo1969

Any suggestions as to what we should say to her or the college, if we wish to send emails?


5 posted on 06/19/2013 6:26:53 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

When even community colleges are now hiring perverts with mental illness who are recruiting in their classes, you know Satan is loose.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 6:27:13 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I swear college in the late 70’s - 80’s was boring. All there was to do was classes and chase girls. I never had one professor try and force me to do anything or voice any opinion at all other than my political science prof and that was his job (albeit he was a lib and when Reagan got elected he was not happy).


7 posted on 06/19/2013 6:29:23 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: servo1969

Daniel 3
4 Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: 5 As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6 Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”


8 posted on 06/19/2013 6:29:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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9 posted on 06/19/2013 6:30:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: servo1969

A psychologist who encourages mental illness.

Soon they will define us as mentally ill.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 6:30:30 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: NEMDF

#5

Here’s a comment from the site that might help:

anonymous_economist -

“Check out the district Chancellor, the college President, the Board of Trustees and the Dean of the Social Science department and you’ll get your answer as to why her job is pretty secure, regardless of preferential hiring status, tenure or what. All this information should be on-line in the college catalogue.

Read the description of the class in the catalogue to see if there is a specific performance problem that the instructor is in violation of. If so, the instructor cannot claim academic freedom as protection. The students can go to a local court and get a “decree of specific performance” themselves and the court will order the instructor and the college to teach the course as described in the catalog.”


11 posted on 06/19/2013 6:30:47 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I eagerly await 1) the lawsuit, and 2) the students telling this ignorant sl*t to shove her ignorance up her very smelly Obama.

Folks, take actions to get rid of these jerks.

Harass them, show them to be the ill-educated couldn’t hold real job muffins that they really are.

Use Alinsky techniques on them for a change.

Make their life h*ll.

Do it.

Now.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 6:31:40 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: servo1969

Life is not Fair
Fairness, in this World is an Illusion

Love thy Neighbor as Thyself however
is the Second Great Command

If She asked the Students to the
complexity of the above statement,
She actually might get some insightful answers,
as well as perhaps learn a little Herself


13 posted on 06/19/2013 6:32:25 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: servo1969

i had a teacher like this in one class. i filed a complaint based upon professional ethics. found out that i wasn’t alone, and she was reprimanded, and suspended for a year.

when i pay $500/credit, the last thing i’m interested in is the political bias of the instructor


14 posted on 06/19/2013 6:33:03 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Da Coyote

Oh, and I just realized that the ignorant sl*t has a docterate in “eddikation”.

Figures and fits.

She’s right in the intellectual “class” of Bill Ayers.

Again, don’t put up with it.

Shove it in their faces.


15 posted on 06/19/2013 6:33:43 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: servo1969

intolerance and bigotry on display by the homostapo crowd yet again


16 posted on 06/19/2013 6:33:46 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

agree and correct me if I am wrong but in the first amendment it states freedom of religion meaning one can follow their religion without persecution.

Funny I have never seen a right under constitutional law so therefore she violated peoples constitutional right and free speech and therefore should be charged with a hate crime


17 posted on 06/19/2013 6:35:38 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
What's "constitutional law?"

:>|

18 posted on 06/19/2013 6:36:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I had no clue if mine were married, what thye thought etc , now these people violate peoples constitutional rights and force their views onto us and sadly some have to go along with this crap because they know the teacher what ever will grade their papers


19 posted on 06/19/2013 6:38:53 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

got a point there, the constitution to these people uis just an old piece of paper written by old racist men and is out of date.

Course they think that because like bozo the fairy said The constitution prohibits us from passing our agenda


20 posted on 06/19/2013 6:41:13 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: servo1969

Just another one of those “educated” but not “smart” indoctrinators that the education establishment seems to crank out in droves...


21 posted on 06/19/2013 6:41:38 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: servo1969

Gays hate themselves and are disgusted by what they are. The only way they can get some sort of relief in their tortured lives is to have others constantly affirm their twisted lifestyle is actually acceptable.

This why they are so in your face over promoting their deviancy, almost daring anyone to not publically champion their behavior


22 posted on 06/19/2013 6:43:07 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: servo1969
Lets see by hiring her you get three check boxes on the affirmative action list.

Female

Lesbian (Yeah I am pretty sure looking at the picture)

Mentally challenged.

23 posted on 06/19/2013 6:44:55 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: servo1969

is she a lesbo?


24 posted on 06/19/2013 6:46:32 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

#24

If not, she sure has missed her calling.


25 posted on 06/19/2013 6:50:51 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: NEMDF

She is a state employee. The governor should fire her.


26 posted on 06/19/2013 7:02:08 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: servo1969

Whenever a liberal gains any power or authority they immediately begin to abuse it and missuse it to force their agenda on others.

We see it in action every day from liberals at all levels - from President Obama, IRS bureaucrats, Community College professors and even grade school teachers.


27 posted on 06/19/2013 7:18:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Free Stuff, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: servo1969
...Linda Brunton, informed her students at Columbia State Community College that opponents of gay marriage are “uneducated bigots”...

Not me
I'm an Educated Bigot!
I used to be somewhat tolerant...
But I've been so forced to accept all that I am now a Bigot.

28 posted on 06/19/2013 7:32:52 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: servo1969

Back at the last Ice Age when I was in college (1966, and it was a four-year institution), I did not know the political philosophy of any professor with one exception and his was well-disguised. The college had strict rules on this, as it should be that way. They taught the course as outlined.

Since it was Alabama and a different era one could assume that they were all conservatives with a few “moderates” mixed in.


29 posted on 06/19/2013 8:11:15 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

She is a member of the APA. To cause her great grief file an “ethics complaint” against her with that organization. She will be uncomfortable for some time.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 8:34:48 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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