Sorority Apologizes for Congratulating Amy Coney Barrett

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by Ben Zeisloft

 

The Kappa Delta sorority deleted and apologized for a congratulatory message for Amy Coney Barrett, who was a member of the sorority during her time at Rhodes College.

The sorority tweeted an image of a statement, saying “KD alumna Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. While we do not take a stand on political appointments, we recognize Judge Coney Barrett’s significant accomplishment. We acknowledge our members have a variety of views and a right to their own beliefs.”

The next day, the sorority deleted the tweet and posted an apology statement.

The organization stated that it was “deeply sorry” for the “hurtful” original statement.

“Our approach was disappointing and hurtful to many,” said the new statement. “We did not intend to enter a political debate, take a stand on the Supreme Court nomination, cause division among our sisters, or alienate any of our members.”

The sorority also recalled its new “intentional journey” to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“Thank you for holding us accountable,” it concluded.

However, many on Twitter expressed disappointment in the apology.

“Don’t let the internet bully you,” said one user. “It’s an amazing accomplishment that one of our sisters was nominated to the highest court in the land! Regardless of politics or not. Also, judges judge based off the constitution and law, not opinions and politics.”

“What’s disappointing is that you let yourself be bullied and showed that ‘once a KD always a KD’ isn’t true. Amy Coney Barrett, regardless of her political affiliation, is a Kappa Delta sister. She deserves acknowledgement for her achievement from her sorority. Disgraceful,” said another.

Alumni also launched a petition titled “Kappa Deltas Against Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” which alleges that Barrett “does not intend to defend the rights of marginalized peoples,” including “BIPOC and LGBQT+ communities.”

The petition has garnered more than 11,500 signatures.

Eli Dueker, a Kappa Delta alum, professor at Bard College, and self-professed transgender man, wrote an op-ed denouncing Barrett’s potential influence on the Supreme Court. Dueker recalled Barrett as “a dedicated new sister, whip-smart, and incredibly kind,” but expressed concern that “access to healthcare and abortion” for “women, men, non-binary people — whether queer, trans, or straight” would be threatened if Barrett is confirmed.

“I reject the idea of a Judge Coney Barrett, whose views undermine the health and safety of others, having a lifetime sway on the Supreme Court stage,” said Dueker.

Bard College promoted Dueker’s letter on its official website.

Campus Reform reached out to Kappa Delta for comment and will update this article accordingly.

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Benjamin Zeisloft is a Pennsylvania Senior Campus Correspondent, reporting on liberal bias and abuse for Campus Reform. He is studying Finance and Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Benjamin also writes for The UPenn Statesman and the Wharton International Business Review.
Photo “Amy Coney Barrett” by Rachel Malehorn CC BY 3.0. Background Photo “Kappa Delta Apology” by Kappa Delta Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Appeared at and reprinted from campusreform.org

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17 Thoughts to “Sorority Apologizes for Congratulating Amy Coney Barrett”

  1. Lynette Rogers Taylor, Beta Delta 1961

    Kappa Delta meant everything to me when I began university life. I was welcomed warmly and learned that KDs support one another in all circumstances, so I am appalled to read that the sorority recinded a simple, appropriate, and well-deserved congratulations to the new Justice of the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. SHAME ON YOU for knuckling under to the radical left who complains, whines, and finds offense over everything and everyone who does not agree with their agenda. Any group in a university setting that cannot find room for all opinions, honest dialogue, and true pride for individual success of members is weak and cowardly. Grow a spine. Whatever happened to AOT?

  2. Nancy Williams Gardner

    When I was initiated into Beta Theta chapter of Kappa Delta, one of the promises made was that we would always support each other as sisters. The cowardice of the leadership of Kappa Delta in apologizing for acknowledging the honor Justice Barrett has brought to all of us makes me ashamed to be a KD.

  3. Janet

    Then you support someone who slept her way up the ladder…

  4. Bobbie Lieggi

    Apology for what? People are so pathetic these days, you are afraid to be proud of someone that achieved a spot in the highest court in the land. I am ashamed of all of you losers and I am sure our new Supreme Court Justice has no time for hurt feelings, but she will and I hope you all pay for being so sad and gross.

  5. FDJ

    I’m so sick of those who preach tolerance being the most intolerant! KappaDelta should be ashamed for their apology, NOT the original tweet!

  6. Mary Puglisi

    That Apology is rediculous and a reflection on the society we live in today.

  7. Lucy

    Cowards. Only being swayed by greed and insecurities. Sounds about right for a sorority.

  8. Patty P

    I was under the impression that sororities were there so the members could support, encourage and applaud each other’s successes. I guess I was wrong. I have four daughters, I will be sure to let them know how the sisters of Kappa Delta treat their sister upon achieving the highest seat a judge can have in this country. A highly successful, brilliant lawyer who graduated at the top of her class, is also a Catholic mother of 7 and adopted 2 children and was nominated to the Supreme Court as the 5th female jurist. She’s too good for her so called, ‘sisters’ who can’t see past politics. Shame. on. you. My daughters who are in the National Honor Society will never join Kappa Delta.

  9. Sally Reutebuch

    This is disgusting and you should be ashamed!!!
    No respect. Disgraceful

  10. PAUL

    If you can’t applaud a sister achieving a seat on the highest court in the land, what can you applaud?

  11. Diana Holt

    Where is the support from women for another woman? To get that support must we be in agreement? I think our differences is what makes us strong Why can’t we respect her for all of her accomplishments. We say that we want to be equal to men. Men can respect each others differences and move on.

  12. Roger Yaste

    Justice Barrett’s acceptance speech summed up concisely the dichotomy of the task confronting a politician and that of a judge.
    The speech should be presented to every law school entrant to be studied for complete understanding and memorization.

  13. Penry Gustafson

    I am a Kappa Delta and we always supported what is highest, honorable, and beautiful. That original tweet was wonderful and very appropriate. Disappointed and shocked that such a statement would be rescinded. Where are our KD leaders standing up for a job well done??? Penn Brady Gustafson, Class of 1992, KD from Delta Mu Chapter at Newberry College in Newberry, SC.

    1. Cynthia J Crossland

      LOSERS…Sorry you are affiliated with those “things”

  14. Deplorable Bay Stater

    Words cannot express the utter contempt and disgust I feel toward the Kappa Delta sorority, Eli Dueker, and Bard College. These imbeciles seem to be incapable of understanding the concept of “separation of powers” as specified by the Constitution. They seem to think that achieving their leftist/Marxist/Communist agenda is all that matters, and it doesn’t matter how they accomplish that objective. The idea that acknowledging the accomplishments of a sorority sister is somehow “hurtful”, and something you need to apologize for, is an indication of just how depraved they are.

    1. DeLane S.

      Well said and I would agree 100%!! Organizations, like fraternal organizations are made up of many humans with many different political and social beliefs. Whatever happened to sisterhood or brotherhood? We can applaud each other’s accomplishments even when we don’t agree on everything. I know I have done that. This is a sad and slippery slope. Maybe it’s time for our Greek organizations, of which I am a member, to either take a step back and support everyone, or just fade into the sunset. If being a “sister” to someone who has a different opinion is not acceptable, what’s the point in the first place!

    2. Frances Rogers

      Amen, Deplorable Bay Stater!

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