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The Star, No. 13, May 11, 1984 - File 002. 1984-05-11. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/207/show/199.

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Title The Star, No. 13, May 11, 1984
Contributor
  • Hyde, Robert
Date May 11, 1984
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 783846406
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
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Transcript Falwell to Join Antigay Event at SF Democratic Convention By Larry Bush New Christian Right leaders will be joined by Reagan Administration officials in a special conference on the "threat of homosexuality" to be held in San Francisco on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Christian Right activists announced early this month. Confirmed speakers at the event, cos- ponsored by the Moral Majority, include Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell, anti-ERA crusader Phyllis Schlafly, television evangelist Pat Robertson, as well as the Reagan Administration's Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Justice Department's director of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Also to appear at the forum will be Father Enrique Rueda, author of The Homosexual Network, which claims to document the gay rights movement. The San Francisco sessions, set for July 12 and 13, were set "concurrently with the platform hearings of the Democratic" national convention, Christian Right Leaders announced. The Democratic National Convention begins full sessions July 16, when it is expected to approve platform committee proposals likely to strongly support gay civil rights protections. "The theme for 1984 is 'I Am My Brother's Keeper!'" the Christian Right group announced. "Tending to the needs of our fellow man is not just'the charitable thing to do'—it is a Divine imperative!" The sessions, which are designed to bring "pro-family" activists together, are called "Family Forum III." "The timing of the Forum—just as the national parties are gearing up to launch their fall campaigns—is one of the exciting elements," potential registrants were told. "Family Fomm will be the most important pro-family conference in 1984." Each of the announced speakers has publicly opposed gay civil rights measures and sought to portray gay activists as a threat to families. William Bennett, National Endowment for the Humanities chairman, was the author of an article on gay teachers suggesting that teachers be required to stay in the closet if they are to retain their jobs, and arguing that visible gay people "flaunt" their lifestyles in a manner that makes persecution understandable. Alfred Regnery, head of the Justice Department's Juvenile Justice programs. recently has been criticized by Congress for dispensing grants to New Right- affiliated researchers who propose to elim- inate homosexuality by imposing censorship programs on pornography. One $800,000 grant will be spent to study the "biophysiological" and "chemical" links between reading magazines such as Playboy and Hustler and incidences of divorce, incest and homosexuality. Rueda, a controversial Catholic priest, is best known for his book, The Homosexual Network, which he claimed was heavily researched to show that taxpayers were contributing upwards of $250 million to run gay organizations at the local, state and national level. Gay leaders have derided those estimates. At a Washington press conference, Rueda would not deny that he occasionally posed as a homosexual in his researches. Schlafly, who rose to national fame as a strong supporter of Barry Goldwater in 1964, was the leader ofthe anti-ERA forces that keep the constitutional amendment on women's rights from being ratified. Most recently she has circulated a pamphlet seeking to tie the Equal Rights Amendment to incidents of Aquired Immune Deficiency, and proposed legislation banning gays from any jobs handling food or requiring contact with nongays. SMU's Gay Group Back to Square One Despite action April 17 on part of South- em Methodist University's student senate to grant limited recognition to its Gay and Lesbian Support Organization, University President L. Donald Shields squashed that move, apparently due to pressure brought on by former Texas Governor William P, Clements, Jr., chairman of the school's governing board. According to the Dallas Times Herald. Shields and two student body leaders received a letter from Clements stating the GLSSO's existence is inconsistent with the "goals, purposes, philosophy and religious heritage" of the university. The limited recognition status granted by the student Senate would have permitted GLSSO the use of university center meeting rooms if the rooms were not needed by fully recognized student groups. Austi r-i/S.£ar-i Anton i o Gay Gonr\ nm i_j r~i ity THEtSTAR ivmy 11, 1984 Issue .13 Published Every Other Friday Splash Day in Austin Photos Below & Inside by Ed Martinez
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