ARRA News Service: Be sure to note Jay Barth's own words below in red font.
Jay Barth's Objectives are Clear -- Are Yours?
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
In February, the
American Family Coalition blog
asked what is "Jay Barth's Objective." Previously, a
blog and the
Arkansas News identified Barth
as "one of the most liberal" in Arkansas politics and "openly gay." Dr. Jay
Barth is a professor at
Hendrix College in both the
Politics and Gender Studies departments and a faculty member of the
Clinton School of Public Service.
He is the faculty advisor for the Unity/LGBSA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Straight Alliance), Young Democrats, and Pre-Law Society and has been noted
Committee on Lesbian & Gay History
At the 2006 Arkansas Democrat State Convention, Barth chaired the platform committee that led in facilitating the removing of the "marriage plank" from the Arkansas Democrat Platform. The affirmative statement that "marriage is between a man and a woman" has been deleted! Barth's objectives are not unknown. He takes political and community actions that move Arkansas more to the "liberal" left. The days of the Arkansas conservative democrat may be are numbered.
To Barth's credit, his viewpoint and agenda are not hidden. He is totally "out" in both his lifestyle and beliefs. Read his publications and review his courses. He and others at Hendrix College have shifted their academic community closer to their worldview. To help understand Barth's vision for Arkansas' future, read what he wrote about Hendrix College on PlanetOut.com:
"I'm writing to nominate the place where I have taught for the last seven years. Hendrix may really be the most friendly and affirming school for GLBT students in the South. It truly is an island. There is a GLBT student group at Hendrix that is quite active, .... The GLB students at Hendrix tend to be incredibly well-integrated into the larger student body.... In recent years, the majority of student body presidents have been openly gay or lesbian and sexual orientation simply isn't an issue in most aspects of life at Hendrix where a large percentage of the student body is out. A few social events on campus are heterosexist, but that is really the exception. GLBT studies is part of a larger Gender Studies program. While the established course offerings on GLBT issues are not large (though I do teach a very popular Gender, Sexuality, and American Politics course), students do often set up independent studies related to GL issues. -- Dr. Jay Barth, Associate Professor, Department of Politics"
Go to this link on Arkanss Times and see all the hate messages toward those who oppose this appointment: http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/07/06/right-wingers-blast-jay-barth-appointment-to-state-board-of-education&cb=bd6e7b6f009d226f26288b4686a4fafd&sort=desc#readerComments