Jake Statom Must Resign as SGA President

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Isabelle Wilbanks
Jul 2, 2021
lgbtq+ rights are human rights.

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Kiran Reyes
Jul 1, 2021
Jake Statom's actions, as well as those rallying behind him, are absolutely appalling. It hurts so much that the petition protecting Statom's "freedom of speech" (aka homophobia, transphobia, you name it) has double the signatures that this petition does. I try to think of Florence as a progressive place to live, but clearly there is more work to be done. Our voices will be heard. Whether you're LGBTQIA+ like me, or an ally, we will keep fighting for equality. We will not leave room for hate.

UNA. Do better.

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Juliana Reeves
Jun 29, 2021
As someone with this role and responsibility, this behavior can not be accepted.

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Jason Garner
Jun 27, 2021
Bigotry is not acceptable at any level, but coming from the head of a D1 University it is morally reprehensible. Never should any student feel that the people responsible for their health and well being do not, in fact, regard them as being accepted as other students. It is simple unacceptable.

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Donald Cherry
Jun 27, 2021
Homophobia, racism, transphobia, and any other bigoted views do not belong anywhere in today's world. Let's band together to stamp out such shortsighted and narrowminded hatred!

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Melanie Hyatt
Jun 26, 2021
A president of anything -- any school, any company, any organization -- cannot be so small minded. This kid has a lot to learn, and I hope he will.

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Andy Beckman
Jun 26, 2021
It's not 1950

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Evan Lott
Jun 25, 2021
It is absolutely shameful to hear that this kind of behavior is coming from my alma mater.

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Jonathan Boatright
Jun 25, 2021
Alumni member here; Jake you need to step down. I dealt with homophobia at that university during my undergrad and graduate studies from 2000-2007. Don’t be the reason people feel unsafe or targeted.

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Ciera Fitzgibbons
Jun 25, 2021
I'm a UNA student and this is terrible. He shouldn't be president of anything.