Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Press Release: Family Foundation suggest U of L campus makeover

LEXINGTON, KY--The Family Foundation today called for a campus makeover at the University of Louisville in the wake of reports that the university was considering ejecting Chick-fil-A from its campus cafeteria because of the views of the restaurant chain's president who thinks marriage is between a man and a woman.

"We think U of L should rename Grawemeyer Hall, its administration building, 'The Ministry of Truth," said Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky. "If President James Ramsey and Provost Shirley Willilnganz really want to create an environment of intolerance and ideological uniformity, then we think a more pronounced Orwellian theme would be appropriate for campus buildings."

Cothran wondered whether Ramsey and Willinganz might arrange for an inscription on the building, similar to that in George Orwell's book, 1984. In 1984, the inscription on the front edifice of the Ministry of Truth read, "WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. "We think something along the lines of 'DIVERSITY IS UNIFORMITY, EQUALITY IS FAVORITISM, TOLERANCE IS BIGOTRY' would fit the new ideological regime that is being established on U of L's campus."

"Then, anyone found eating politically incorrect chicken, could be hauled to the building and into Ms. Willinganz's office in the Ministry of Love--which, by the way, we think should be called 'Room 101.'"

Cothran suggested other changes as well, such as changing the university's fight song to "Oceana 'tis of Thee."

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