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"GALA Responses," December 10, 1991

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"GALA Responses," December 10, 1991


GALA's formation


Two students offer their perspectives on the GALA controversy.


Lora Hart, Ellie Stutzman


The Grizzly


Ursinus College


December 10, 1991

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Dear Editors:

Now that I no longer have to hide behind the solemn neutral mask of Grizzly Editor, I would like to address Mr. Ronning's attirude towards those who do not share his beliefs; an attitude that during my years at Ursinus, I longed to address but was unable to do so.

How unfortunate that GALA, like a babe on uncertain feet, should come toddling forward, risking a fall, seeking the warm arms of trust and understanding--only to be smacked in the face by the cruel hands of bigotry and hostility. How dare GALA seek acceptance? How dare they seek support? How dare they seek the same humane treatment that to which the rest of us hetersexuals are accustomed?

I am going to pray for you, Mr. Ronning. I will pray that God's message of love will sweep the dusty corners of your narrowminded soul and that he will open your eyes weighted down with the erroneous beliefs, and that God's hand will guide you into a world where a human being is a human being, no matter what his or her sexual persuasion may be.

Lora Hart
Class of '89


Dear Editor and fellow students,

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la!

Stop trying to show your folly, Fa la la la la la la la la!

Let's stop these battles for a few moments, Fa la la la la la la la la!

And think about our hurtful comments, Fa la la la la la la la la!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Ursinus. And while you're sipping on your eggnog and roasting yoru chestnuts on an open fire, take a minute to reflect upon all the spiteful commentaries that have been made over the past semester. I'd be willing to bet they're much harder to swallow than that last piece of fruitcake.

Sincerely yours,
Ellie Stutzman


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