A pledge has been uncovered which The University of Kansas “Safe Zone Program” has recommended that students adopt, in which they are to declare, “I believe nobody is wrong, they are only different.”
Ironically, the pledge also states, “I believe we only live life once, but if we live it right, one time is all we’ll need.”
Students adopting the pledge state, “I will label bottles, not people. I will grow antennas not horns. I will get to know who you are rather than what you are. I will transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness.”
Another line of the pledge says, “I challenge you to live your life as a revolution and not just as a process of evolution.”
In an opinion editorial by Emily Jashinsky of the Washington Examiner, it is noted that the voluntary training is facilitated by KU’s Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. On its website, the university describes “Safe Zone” as “an educational program that will help educate both the campus and greater Lawrence community in order to create a safer, more civil community for all individuals, particularly those of sexuality and/or gender minorities.”
The university states, “The purpose of this program is to reduce homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on our campus to make KU a safer and freer environment for all members of our community, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”
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