Thursday, May 7, 2009

"College Suspends Student for Working in Gay Pornography"

The student was suspended by Grove City College, a self-described "Authentically Christian" institution north of Pittsburgh. According to the article in the Chronicle, a statement from Grove City said that, "Throughout this process, his sexual orientation was not a factor in the decision." The suspended student told a local newspaper that he had been working in the porn industry for two years, "to pay his tuition." He was quoted as saying, "When I first came to Grove City, I was pressed for money, and I worked four jobs trying to make ends meet."

Here's a link to the full article in the Chronicle.

The incident raises at least a couple of questions:

  1. Would the student have been suspended if he had been working in straight pornography? Notice that the GCC statement says that his sexual orientation was not a factor, but could it be that the type of porn he made was a factor?
  2. Grove City is one of a handful of colleges in the country that has chosen not to participate in the federal Title IV financial aid programs. It has chosen to do this so that it does not have to comply with Title IX of the 1972 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965, which outlaws discrimination based on gender. If federal grants and loans were available at Grove City, would this student have had to resort to making porn videos - gay or otherwise - to pay for college?

Given that this is a very family-friendly blog, I passed up the opportunity to post many of the other images of the student available on the web.


  1. unbelievable. I have a lot of thoughts about this one and no time to write..gotta set up for our studio sale.

  2. Try this one on for size: BYU refused him his diploma for making a calendar with shirtless men.

  3. Charles -- good luck with the sale!
    Christian -- I had heard about Chad Hardy, pretty amazing. When I read the story, I thought about David going around shirtless in Thunder Bay in the middle of winter ;)