Mission America’s Linda Harvey interviewed fellow anti-LGBTQ activist Robert Oscar Lopez on her radio program last weekend, where Lopez asserted that colleges and universities that have a women’s studies or queer studies department should be stripped of their nonprofit status and denied access to federal funding.
Lopez said that Congress should pass laws banning tenure and “set up a RICO investigation office just for higher education” to monitor schools in order to prevent faculty and staff from “making donations to a political party” that then allocates federal grants and funding to those schools.
“It’s a conflict of interest,” he said.
Lopez would also like to see this office investigate whenever allegations arise that a conservative faculty member has been fired under “very shady personnel decisions” and strip schools of their nonprofit status as punishment.
“I think also we should have some kind of provision,” he continued, “that if a university has a department that is completely lopsided, like women’s studies or something, then they should lose their status because if you have a department like that—like women’s studies or queer studies—they get seats on the faculty senate and they’re going to be exercising all of this power … and those departments often have huge power over the rest of the faculty.”