Spread the word! New Politico Article features REAP Plaintiff Story



We’re excited to share Politico’s latest “Friday Read” featuring REAP class-action plaintiff Andrew Hartzler’s experience with Oral Roberts University’s flagrant anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination.

Journalist Sarah Posner’s article includes powerful quotes from Andrew, REAP Director Paul Southwick, and former REAP fellow Josiah Robinson and describes how our case intersects with racial and reproductive justice.


“ORU wasn’t Andrew Hartzler’s first choice for college. But his father, who had raised him in a deeply conservative Christian environment, told him it was the only university he would pay for his son to attend. At home, church, and the Christian schools he attended, he was consistently taught that homosexuality was sinful, and that gay people were ungodly and even criminal.”


Help REAP get the word out so LGBTQ+ students everywhere know we’re fighting for them!


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Thank you,


Paul Carlos Southwick

Director, REAP


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