George Mason University’s assistant director of admissions, Andrew Bunting, has publicly referred to conservatives as “worthless pieces of trash”. Bunting is outraged about the group, National organization for Marriage, which supports traditional marriage and was excited about Trump’s win. From Bunting’s Facebook page,
Yes, Andrew Bunting is hysterical because there are people who support traditional marriage and Donald Trump. And he’s quoting the Southern Poverty Law Center, a hate group, to make his point!
Bunting also believes that we now live in a world that is less safe because Donald Trump has been elected President. His statements are absurd, insulting, and just plain wrong:
Bunting represents George Mason University among prospective students and their parents. From his LinkedIn page, his position at Mason “requires a strong ethical temperament to ensure the best service is provided to prospective and future students, and their families”. Seriously? He sees himself as has having a ‘strong ethical temperament’ as he insults those who disagree with him?
His Linkedin page proclaims Bunting’s specialities to be: “Student Recruitment & Counseling, Marketing/ Communications and Branding, Customer Service, Volunteer/ Alumni Relations, Visitor Experience/ Tours”. In other words, Bunting is the face of the University! And we’re paying his salary with our tax dollars.
Meanwhile GMU president Angel Cabrera issued the following statement:
Let me be clear:
If you are Muslim or Jewish or Christian, you belong at Mason.
If you grew up in Mexico City, Islamabad, or Roanoke, you belong at Mason.
If you are part of the LGBT community, you belong at Mason.
If you are Black or Brown or White, you belong at Mason.
If you voted for Clinton or for Trump or anyone else, you belong at Mason.
Yes, all are welcome at George Mason but should Andrew Bunting be deciding who is admitted and who is not? Who is recruited to attend and who is not? Who gets scholarships and who doesn’t? Does your conservative son or daughter have the same chance of being admitted to GMU as a Young Democrat? If your child worked to help elect Trump, what do you think his/her odds are of being admitted to George Mason by Andrew Bunting? Conservatives, Republicans, and Trump supporters need not apply.
If you have concerns about this employee of a public university, and his extremely prejudice views, contact your elected officials in Richmond.
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