Wednesday, April 22, 2009

U of L spends money lobbying for gay agenda AND raises tuition again

The C-J reported today that U of L just announced that they intend to raise tuition next year by the maximum allowed by the state - 5%. This annual increase comes on the heels of 9% increases every year for the past several years and leaves parents wondering what costs so much.

In a case of terrible timing by the university's newspaper, The Louisville Cardinal printed a story this week highlighting the well-paid executive director of U of L's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) services, Brian Buford, and his political lobbying efforts against SB68 that would prohibit gay, bisexual, and trasgender couples from fostering and adopting children in the state's care.

Would most taxpayers, parents who pay exhorbitant tuition, and donors to the university appreciate their money being spent on LGBTQ political action?

This pattern is nothing new for U of L President James Ramsey, who has defended spending money on domestic partner benefits, $1 million of Bucks for Brains money on Drag-Queen Studies, and university funds on the LGBTQ center and its paid director. He is quoted in the C-J saying, "We know that this will create hardship for some of our students."

But this hardship is apparently not moving him to rein in spending on political activism that most taxpayers don't agree with.

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