To the editor:
How wonderful that the University of Rhode Island, in order to “celebrate the diversity that’s part of our community” (the words of URI President David M. Dooley) will be building a $2.1 million LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) center. Three cheers for diversity.
Next year will URI, again in the name of diversity, build another multi-million center for students who are anti-abortion, supporters of traditional marriage (one man, one woman), and believers in the old-fashioned ideal of chastity?
I hope URI’s approval of “diversity” is not limited to the kinds of diversity favored by the left. But I suspect it is.
David R. Carlin
The writer, a former R.I. Senate majority leader, is a professor of sociology and philosophy at the Community College of Rhode Island.