Editor's gay-sex-is-perverted letter prompts resignations

Harvard Crimson

The editor of Harvard's conservative newspaper, the Salient, said in a letter to the Crimson that the school should discipline students for certain sexual behaviors. Gladden J. Pappin wrote: "Such punishments would apply to heterosexuals, of course, but even more so to homosexuals, whose activities are not merely immoral but perverted and unnatural." His letter was a response to last week's Crimson editorial criticizing a 1920 secret court of Harvard administrators that investigated campus homosexual activity. Two Salient editors -- both Pappin roommates -- resigned over the letter, which has sparked heated campus e-mail discussions.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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