Search This Blog

Thursday, October 1, 2015

OSU student who confronted anti-gay church goes off to law school

Oregon State University student Matt Enloe in Gazette-Times, Jun. 8, 2015

PHOTO: Oregon State University student Matt Enloe is profiled in the professional Corvallis, Oregon newspaper story by Bennett Hall, "Peaceful warrior: Matt Enloe has earned a reputation for defusing conflict at OSU," posted Jun. 8, 2015. The article describes how he organized on Facebook a response to the Westboro Baptist Church's protest at a memorial service for Philomath soldier Cody Patterson at OSU's LaSells Stewart Center in October 2013. On Facebook, he invited members of the community to help form a human wall to shield the Patterson family from the Westboro protesters, who have used military funerals as a platform for promoting a virulent anti-gay agenda. On the day of the funeral, more than 5,000 showed up to support the Patterson family. The Westboro Baptist Church was conspicuously absent. The newspaper's follow-up story says that Matt Enloe graduated with a Bachelor's in philosophy with a minor in psychology, and plans to go to University of Chicago Law School.

In my opinion, Matt Enloe should be a good fit for law school, especially after having been the President of the OSU student Advocates for Freethought and Skepticism and the OSU Philosophy Club. I wish him well in his future career at obtaining justice for all!

Listed below are some unrelated links for my personal notes:

Photo of OSU students streaking on Halloween night on the front page of The Barometer Nov. 3, 1975

PHOTO: OSU students streaking on Halloween night in 1975 as shown on the front page of the student newspaper The Barometer Nov. 3, 1975. (See previous posts OSU naked streaking in 1975 vs. nearly naked run in 2011 (6/26/11) and OSU students on Jetsons, gay marriage and streaking in the 21st Century (6/2/14))

Nudity by itself in Oregon is not illegal, but "public indecency" is illegal. For example, see the newspaper stories by:

Oregon has always had a reputation for being liberal to marijuana smoking, but now it is legal for recreational use, in addition to the previously legalize medical uses: