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Feb 11 2013

Indiana high schoolers want to ban gays from prom

It seems like not much has changed since I was an Indiana high school student: A team of Valley high schoolers and parents rally for a separate prom that bans gays. NBC 2′s Paige Preusse reports how Sullivan High School says there’s nothing legally they can do to allow it… several students and parents are taking matters into …

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Dec 21 2012

Movin’ on up

My boyfriend and I were reading the news, and we happened to be reading an interesting pair of articles at the same time: Boyfriend: *reading title* University of Washington research ranks fourth among world universities. Me: *reading title* Purdue ranks second in FBI hate crime report. Boyfriend: Well, at least it wasn’t first. We’re number …

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Aug 03 2012

Purdue welcomes new students with a dose of religious privilege

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Going off to college is an exciting time. For many students, it’s the first time in their life that they’ll be far away from friends and family. That independence is awesome, but it also means you’re trying to awkwardly adapt to your new home, make new friends, and fit in. Universities often try to make …

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Jun 19 2012

Sources claim Purdue’s next President is Mitch Daniels

As a liberal Purdue alumna, this is terrible news: Purdue University officials plan to vote on a candidate for the school’s next president this week – and WISH-TV has learned Gov. Mitch Daniels is the candidate in question. The Purdue Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in Steward Center’s Loeb Playhouse to …

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May 27 2012

Church economic development controversy strikes West Lafayette, IN

Jen says: The following is a guest post by my friends Anna, Mike, and Mario. Anna is the president of the Society of Non-Theists at Purdue and “isn’t cool enough for a blog.” Mike blogs at Politics and Pucks. Mario blogs at An Episcopalian in Planet Earth. West Lafayette, IN is home to Purdue University, my old stomping ground, so I’m still interested …

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Apr 09 2012

Indiana gets a gold medal in Raping Teen Girls

My home state is number one in the nation for rape of young women, with 17.3% of Indiana girls in grade 9 through 12 having been raped. And Indiana also leads the nation in number of abortion restrictions. What a lovely combination! That’s what happens when misogyny runs rampant in a state. And they wonder …

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Apr 04 2012

One Indiana resident’s message to GLBT youth

In summary: “GTFO” Dear Editor, Many of us are getting a bit tired of hearing about the demands of Purdue’s so-called gay and lesbian community. I suspect that many of those most vocal are probably out-of-state students. I have to ask why did they apply to Purdue in the first place, if all they are …

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Mar 23 2012

This hilariously awkward run-in made my Reason Rally trip worthwhile

I was sitting in the Indianapolis airport waiting for my flight to DC when I ran into Reba Wooden, director of the Center for Inquiry Indy (where I just spoke on Monday). In a funny coincidence, she was on my flight! We started talking about the rally, and the couple sitting next to me said …

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Mar 20 2012

The Indiana Theocracy (video)

I spoke at the Center for Inquiry: Indiana last night in Indianapolis about The Indiana Theocracy. And they already have the talk online! So efficient. Check it out: Remember, I’m giving the same talk tonight at Purdue Calumet in Hammond, and on Thursday at Purdue in West Lafayette. So don’t watch it if you’re going …

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Feb 21 2012

Only in Indiana are Girl Scouts “radical”

Indiana was attempting to pass a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. But State Rep. Bob Morris (R, of course) took issue with the resolution (emphasis mine): State Rep. Bob Morris (R) wants to kill a resolution honoring the Girl Scouts because they are a “radicalized organization” that promotes “homosexual lifestyles” and funds …

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