Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Opinion "Anita Bryant Blasts UR Student"

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Opinion "Anita Bryant Blasts UR Student"

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In this opinion piece, appearing in the University of Richmond’s newspaper The Collegian’s Forum, Christian pop singer and anti-gay activist Anita Bryant responds to backlash concerning her impending visit to the University of Richmond. In particular, she responds to an article titled “To Anita Bryant: Moderation, Please” written on October 6. Bryant claims that although she considers homosexuality a “sin,” she does not care how those people live privately. She also responds to a Collegian Forum piece written by Francis Kinsey (’78) who is appalled and disgusted by the University’s decision to host Anita Bryant. In response, Bryant refers to the University of Richmond as a “Christian college,” thus it should be concerned with the teaching of homosexuality as a sin. In support of her homophobic argument, she further attempts to justify her fight against the Dade County ordinance in Miami, an ordinance that banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. It is worth noting that Anita Bryant led the coalition “Save Our Children, Inc.” against the Dade County ordinance in 1977.

Source

Green, Anita Bryant. "Anita Bryant Blasts UR Student." The University of Richmond Collegian 65, no. 11, (December 1, 1997): 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19771201.2.15&srpos=3&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1997-12-01

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English

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Collegian65.11.4-19971201.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Green, Anita Bryant, “Opinion "Anita Bryant Blasts UR Student",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 13, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3409.