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Student president cites personal morality in rejecting funding for gay event

“I do not believe in the message and agenda that this club advocates for. I do not believe this event is beneficial to our campus … and I believe our student fees could be put to better use. … I am by no means a bigot or discriminatory toward anyone. I have, for my entire life, been guided by a moral compass that disagrees with the lifestyle and message preached by Spectrum.”

David Williams, student body president at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, explaining his rejection of funding for a National Coming Out Day event. The student senate which had approved a $2,100 request. Supporters of Spectrum, the campus gay group, are outraged over Williams actions, but he claims he never meant to hurt anyone’s feelings. (Colorado Springs Gazette)

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