FROM THE CLOSET: Gay students talk about life at Harding University.

  • FROM THE CLOSET: Gay students talk about life at Harding University.

Interesting reading has arrived:

At this attachment, you’ll find a “zine” described as containing perspectives from current and former gay and lesbian students at Harding University. Here’s a website with more.

Harding, the Church of Christ institution in Searcy, hews to church teaching on homosexuality (disapproving) and participants say they have written anonymously for fear of fallout. As the website said: “It is part storytelling, part religious and political critique, and partly a manifesto of hope for Harding’s future.” Take a look.

Advertisement

I’ve sought comment from Harding officials.

UPDATE: The group moved up activation of its website. It had been originally set for 9 p.m. tonight. But news began leaking out and the site was activated. Not long afterward, access to it was blocked at Harding.

hardinglbock.jpg

UPDATE II: Harding responds on blocking the website.

UPDATE III: See video from Harding president David Burks reading a statement about the website and zine, and see how the story has spread across the blogosphere and on social media in the first Arkansas Times Storify.