Five Reasons Why You Should Take a Stand at Liberty University

First, the Liberty University direct action supports Liberty University students who are suffering silently in closets of fear. In going to Liberty we say to those closeted students, "you are made in the image of God and loved by God, exactly as you are, without reservation."

Second, the Liberty University direct action creates a forum where GLBT issues can be discussed and debated by all Liberty students. The action brings academic freedom to a school that has traditionally prevented their students from hearing from all perspectives on GLBT issues. In going to Liberty we are saying to the student body, "you deserve to at least have the chance to hear what we have to say to you."

Third, the Liberty University direct action continues a dialogue with the administrators of Liberty. In going to Liberty we say to Liberty University administrators, "your policies create hardship and your intolerance causes suffering." Hopefully, the administration will hear our case, but even if they do not, we will have shown them the problem as it exists and a better direction to take.

Fourth, the Liberty University action will raise the public awareness of the suffering that Liberty University’s intolerance creates. The action will give light to the stories of students who live in closets of fear, as well as, the stories of students who have been kicked out of Liberty because of their sexual orientation. In going to Liberty we say to the media and the greater community, "there is a problem at Liberty University that you need to understand."

Fifth, the Liberty University action will make preeminent why GLBT equality is morally just. The action stands for the important principal that the humanity of GLBT people will not go undefended. By going to Liberty University we say to ourselves, "we will not let our humanity be questioned without our protest."

 

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