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Here is the text of my e-mail to TCU:

To: Victor Boschini, Chancellor

Congratulations on a first class football year. You deserved a playoff slot. Alas, you got a bowl invitation.

My whole life has been close to TCU. I grew up on Highview, about a block north of  Amon Carter Stadium. I have memories of many hours swooping around the stadium on skates or bicycle. This was long before you put up fences and barriers.

TCU is also the University that I attended.

When I was a student, I got the impression that TCU wanted me to learn how to be a better person. Your university taught morality, not just facts, and not just hypotheses.I was a student who happens to be gay, and I always felt safe at TCU. Jim Corder taught me the craft of writing, and I’ve been blessed to have several dozen books in print. I grumbled that a university would force me to take a religion class, but I took it. Many years later, I added to that freshman coursework by completing a doctorate program in religion at a seminaryseminary
➤ (n) a private place of education for the young
➤ (n) a theological school for training ministers or priests or rabbis
on the East Coast.

But when you accepted that invitation to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, you slapped every lesbian / gay / transgender person who ever went to TCU. You do know you have had gay students, right?

Chick-fil-A is the most homophobic company in the country. Feel free to use Google to double check that. I am personally devastated by your choice, and it isn’t like the Hate Bowl was your only choice.

I have instructed my attorney to remove the donation to TCU from my Last Will. I won’t give you any money after you showed this aggressive disrespect to so many students (past and present).

Shame on TCU.

Berkleley Riots 2014

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