Leftwingers are constantly claiming that they are fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community. That's why it makes such little sense that they also defend Islam, even when it openly advocates for the persecution of LGBT members. Recently, a bisexual student student at the University of Texas at San Antonio learned the hard way that in the eyes of the left, Islam trumps the safety of the LGBTQ community...
Can you be called into a campus administrator’s office and chastised for telling peers that in some countries, gay people are executed in the name of Islam? Apparently, yes, yes you can.
At least, that’s what happen to grad student Alfred MacDonald within the philosophy department at University of Texas at San Antonio. MacDonald, who is bisexual, is telling his story now after transcribing an audio recording of a lengthy conversation he had with his superior last fall.
MacDonald told The College Fix in an interview this month that the incident occurred after he told peers during a campus conversation that as a bisexual he was bothered he could be killed in 10 Muslim countries.
After that, he was called into the philosophy department chair’s office and told making that statement was “derogatory” and won’t “be tolerated” and essentially threatened him with administrative discipline, according to a recording of the conversation.
MacDonald, who has since transferred out of UT San Antonio to study at another college, said the affair is indicative of a larger problem.
“In the philosophy department, there was an overwhelming sense that everyone wasn’t saying everything they were thinking. Very few people — students or faculty — were direct with their complaints about virtually anything,” he told The Fix. “… The graduate students were reserved to an unusual degree. … It felt like I was in high school again; people should be direct, straightforward, and transparent with each other to the extent that this is socially possible, and this was the opposite of what I experienced.”
This is particularly disturbing given the fact that what MacDonald was saying was absolutely true. The mainstream media conveniently ignores the fact that in Islamic countries in the Middle East, people are often publicly executed for being homosexual. Despite what leftists say, it definitely would not be safe to be an openly gay or bisexual person in a Muslim nation.
It makes little sense that the same socially liberal Americans who argue for feminism and open-mindedness for all sexualities would also be defending Islam. The reality is that in Muslim nations, women do not have the same rights as men, and gay people are forced to keep their sexualities hidden just to stay alive.
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