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Montana Tech students, profs irked over Gianfortes as speakers; Some plan to skip commencement ceremony over religious, social views

August 18, 2015View for printing

Greg and Susan Gianforte are also known for their involvement with an affiliate of Focus on the Family, and with the Heritage Foundation, a conservative political think tank in Washington, D.C.

The Gianforte Family Foundation made a donation in 2009 to the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum, which presents a faith-based view that the world was created only a few thousand years ago and that humans coexisted with dinosaurs.

And Susan Gianforte recently testified against an ordinance proposed in Bozeman that would bar discriminating against people because of their sexual orientation, a measure based on a similar law passed in Butte last month.

By Kelley Christensen

Full Story: http://mtstandard.com/news/local/stu ... cf887a.html

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Right-wing billionaires, creationism and pseudo-science: Why is a wingnut giving commencement speech at Montana’s best tech college?

Uproar at Montana Tech as a conservative funder of creationist museums is asked to speak at top engineering school

Eric Stern

Full Story: http://www.salon.com/2014/03/27/righ ... ch_college/
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