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Montrose Voice, No. 529, December 14, 1990 - File 007. 1990-12-14. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 1, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1349/show/1338.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 529, December 14, 1990
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date December 14, 1990
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 007
Transcript 6 MONTROSE VOICE / FRIDAY. DECEMBER Calif. legislature urged to allow same sex marriage SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—The San Francisco Board ot Supervisors urged California legislators to end discrimination against gay people by changing state law to allow marriages of The board's action Monday. Dec. 10, made it the first government body in the nation to call for the legalization ot gay marriage, said Supervisor Richard Hongisto. Existing marriage laws are "antiquated and hurtful" to lesbians and gay men, said Hongisto. author of the resolution advocating the change. "The Board of Supervisors abhors discrimination ot any kind and finds the present California law on marriage to discrimit CEMBER1A, 1990 Students say professor using classroom as pulpit CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—An semester, he teaches undergrade the American Civil Liberties Un- Martin's teaching methods, say- dent for academic a Austin PeHvStdtellniveraitvDro- ate mursea in theorv of nernnnali- ion. n "Denr Ahhv" rnlumn nnnns- inutuhnH nnt.nt.tt.nrf*J i\.a-rr.f_,a. "Tto M.«™i» a .r.n_rt gay rr CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-An Austin Peay State University feasor uses his classroom as a pulpit to preach against homosexuality and promote his own religious beliefs, some students say. A handout from a psychology course taught by John D. Martin reads: "Plagues are sent from God because of evil. AIDS is a plague sent from God because of homosexuality. Homosexuality is an Martin says the topics are pertinent and that "wholesome, health- y, heterosexual students don't have a problem" with hie teachings. His supporters characterize him as a caring teacher who makes some young people uncomfortable because he challenges their be- Martin joined APSU's faculty in 1966 and is the senior member of the psychology department. This semester, he teaches undergrade ty, psychology of adulthood and aging and psychology of adjustment. He also leads graduate-level classes in counseling and psychotherapy. The Leaf-Chronicle reported that some students said the professor frequently discusses the sinfulness of homosexuality and other unrelated religious topics in his classes and insults students who offer differing opinions. "He doesn't teach," said junior Heather Kaser, a former student who denounced Martin in a letter to the campus newspaper. "He just preaches." Other students who asked not to named said Martin constantly quotes the Bible and presents distorted views that don't relate to the class. Some of Martin's class handouts include a pamphlet decrying the American Civil Liberties Un- "DearAbby" column opposing sex outside marriage and an article by writer Cal Thomas criticizing sex education. Martin said those sheets outline syllogisms, logic exercises he shares with the students, but that they also present his views. 'They are my personal beliefs— absolutely," he said. "Part of my job is to get students to think, and many of our students just don't want to think." He defends classroom presentations and assignments about homosexuality—which include a film about a homosexual who renounces that lifestyle and a book criticizing gay rights—saying that most psychological experts view homosexuality as a sickness. Dr. Stuart B. Bonnington, chairperson of the psychology department, declined to comment about Martin's teaching methods, saying he had not attended the professor's classes. He did say the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the American Psychiatric Association handbook used by mental health professionals, does not list homosexuality as a psychological disorder. Martin admitted he has little patience for those who disagree with him and said his detractors represent a minority of "sick, immoral students." He does have strong supporters. "He is a nice, warm, gracious individual who loves and cares about his students," said graduate student Dwight Bond. "Honestly, I believe people come into his classroom and disagree with him. When he challenges their beliefs, they're uncomfortable with that" In a statement released Friday, Dec. 7, John L. Butler, vice presi dent for academic affairs, said, De Martin is a longtime member of the faculty who holds strong personal views, some of which may not be in keeping with the times in which we live. "Unfortunately, the expression of his old-time views and style of speaking to class members may have offended members of his classes," the statement continued. Butler said he is aware of student concerns about Martin but had been approached personally by only one student. He said the university will take internal action against the professor but declined to specify. ' Martin, who holds a doctorate from North Texas State University and master's and bachelor's degrees from Baylor University in Texas, said heplans to retire at the end of the school year. "I'm getting to be that age;' he couples substantial legal, economic and social benefits and obligations that accompany marriage,'' the resolution stated. Various studies show that about halt of gay people are in "primary relationships" that often last as long as their heterosexual counterparts, the resolution Currently, r in Denmark ■riage o Song promotes awareness, Ryan White legacy INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Jeanne White says a new song about hei sons fatal struggle with AIDS is helping her survive the holidays Ryan While's courage in his five- year battle with acquired e deficiency syndrome. Some parish officials allow 'symbolic' marriages of gays HONOLULU (AP)—It remains illegal in Hawaii for gay couples to be legally married in a church, but some parish officials 8 wing s juples hold "symbolic" marriages in their churches. While some gay and lesbian couples plan to legally challenge the state ban on church marriages, many are permitted to get married in church so they can be wed in "spirit." Rev. Shoji Matsumoto of Honpa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple says marriage is a social matter as well as a personal died in April nited u t age 1 Olfic getting together. m not going to ra atone, sne said, gesturing toward her mother and teen-age daughter, Andrea. "We decorated the grave this morning. It was really rough." she said Thursday. Dec. 6, which would have been Ryan's 19th birthday. Keeping alive Ryan's legacy and his crusade for compassion toward people with AIOS is the goal of "Colors," project organizers said. enthusiastic about encouraging gay couples to marry In their churches, with officials of the Roman Catholic and Southern Baptist Conference churches saying such same-sex marriages are prohibited by church policy. Rev. Frank Chong of the United Church ot Christ says he hasn't been asked to perform a gay marriage, but would evaluate each request separately, basing his decision on talks with the couple. 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During After Hours HAPPY HOURS Morning: 7am-Noon $1.50 Well 8 Afternoon: 5-9pm $1.75 Well. $1.50 Domestic Beer, $1 Schnapps Always
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