Thursday, October 2, 2008

Update regarding Pepperdine and Prop 8

I just received the following email from Pepperdine's administration regarding the Prop 8 commercial starring Professor Peterson:

From the Department of Public Relations

Dear Pepperdine Alumnus:

Many members of the Pepperdine community have voiced opinions over a TV ad regarding Proposition 8. The ad features a Pepperdine professor and currently includes reference to his affiliation with the University.

We’d like to stress that the professor does not represent a Pepperdine University-endorsed position, as the University does not advocate for/against political candidates or ballot propositions.

The professor in the ad was not advocating a Pepperdine position, but his own personal position.
We have received confirmation that our request to have the reference to Pepperdine University deleted from the ad will be honored. We have been assured that the ad will be revised, perhaps by today.

Jerry DerloshonExecutive DirectorPublic RelationsPepperdine University

Pepperdine UniversityLeading Lives of Purpose, Service, and Leadership24255 Pacific Coast HighwayMalibu, CA 90263Phone: (310) 506-4000E-mail:
I'm glad to see that the administration has done something about that ridiculous ad! Maybe Chemerinsky will come out with an ad giving counter-arguments to Prof Peterson's scare-tactic type statements.

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