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

December 12, 2002
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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.