Admissions officer at George Mason calls supporters of National Organization for Marriage “worthless pieces of trash”

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Admissions officer at George Mason calls supporters of National Organization for Marriage “worthless pieces of trash”

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Admissions officer at George Mason calls supporters of National Organization for Marriage “worthless pieces of trash”

College campuses ought to be places where freedom of thought and expression is encouraged and nurtured. However, unfortunately on many college campuses across the country, conservative thought is not welcome and in some cases prohibited. As we recently reported, students at Iowa State University are now required to sign away their First Amendment rights in order to graduate. But at least the students in question at Iowa State were admitted. 

Unfortunately, conservative applicants to George Mason University may never get fair consideration for admission. Recent comments by George Mason’s Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Andrew Bunting are incredibly troubling.

On Facebook, Bunting stated that the National Organization for Marriage was a hate group and that conservatives who believe in marriage between a man and a woman are “worthless pieces of trash.”

Join us in petitioning George Mason to unequivocally denounce these biased, hateful comments.

Admissions officers to prestigious liberal arts colleges hold tremendous power. Admission or rejection from a top university can change the course of a student’s career trajectory.

A college campus, of all places, is supposed to be a marketplace of ideas—a place of freethinking and deep learning. A university that only permits a certain kind of thought is no university at all. Refusing to admit students who disagree with the liberal orthodoxy will only further entrench deep divides in our country—not to mention disrespect the First Amendment legacy of our Founders. An admissions officer who declares conservatives who believe in traditional marriage “worthless pieces of trash” does not deserve to be an admissions officer.

Please join me in asking the administration at George Mason University to publically rebuke Blunting for his hateful comments towards supporters of marriage between a man and a woman. As an admissions officer at a publically funded university, Blunting must lay aside his biases when reviewing applications. Please sign this petition urging George Mason to ensure its admission’s office operates in a professional and unbiased manner towards prospective students.

Further Resources:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2016/11/11/gmu-admissions-director-calls-conservatives-trash-n2244380

http://www.fpiw.org/blog/2016/11/22/are-we-worthless-pieces-of-trash/

http://www.mrctv.org/blog/exclusive-gmu-admissions-director-calls-conservatives-worthless-pieces-trash

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Troubled by the recent comments

Dear George Mason University,

I am very troubled by the recent comments made by Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Andrew Bunting on social media. Mr. Bunting stated that the National Organization for Marriage was a hate group and that conservatives who believe in marriage between a man and a woman are “worthless pieces of trash.”

These comments are incredibly hateful, biased, and (given that they’re from an admission’s officer) disturbing. Your admissions officers hold tremendous power. Admission or rejection from a top university such as yours can change the course of a student’s career trajectory. 

I strongly believe that a college campus, of all places, is supposed to be a marketplace of ideas—a place of freethinking and deep learning. A university that only permits a certain kind of thought is no university at all. And an admissions officer who declares conservatives who believe in traditional marriage “worthless pieces of trash” must be rebuked.

I ask that you publically denounce Mr. Bunting’s statements and ensure that your admissions office operates in a professional and unbiased manner towards prospective students. 

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Admissions officer at George Mason calls supporters of National Organization for Marriage “worthless pieces of trash”

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