We’ve been covering the cases of six homeschooling students at Oregon State University, aptly nicknamed Oregon State Bullyversity, who are being discriminated against. These students have been denied scholarships, financial aid, admittance to courses required for their degree, and access to university services based on their religion. They were also harassed by student advisors (Felix Olivieros), the Assistant Dean of the Liberal Arts College, Louis Bottaro (aka Louie Bottaro), employees in the Financial Aid Department (Regan Kaplan and Patti Brady Glassman), and employees in the Office of Student Life (Noni Scherer). This harassment goes beyond depriving these students of their constitutional rights. They were also threatened by OSU employees and it was done openly. Several of these students notified President Ed Ray of this harassment and were ignored. There’s a reason for that. President Ed Ray has a long record of discrimination against Christian students at Oregon State University. In fact, he was found guilty of violating the federal rights of several students back in October 2012. Specifically, President Ray and two other OSU employees were found guilty of violating the constitutional rights to free speech, equal protection, and due process.
The case is OSU Student Alliance v. Ed Ray, Mark McCambridge, Larry Roper, and Vincent Martorello and President Ed Ray was found guilty by the Oregon Appellate Court on October 23, 2012. Larry Roper was found innocent, having merely been cc’d one email that the three conspirators sent him while coming up with rationalizations for discriminating against a Christian newspaper on campus.
That President Ray was not fired is disturbing to everyone here at Homeschool 101. This is a state university, which receives public funding.