Friday, July 9, 2010

Hmmm.... PC trumps academic freedom.... Interesting

Via Big GovernmentAn adjunct professor at the University of Illinois was fired for....  get this... telling students in an email that in Catholic doctrine, there is the belief that homosexuality is immoral.  The professor in question, being Catholic (apparently one who isn't a Sunday-only type of Catholic), also told his students that he agrees with the church's teachings. 

So one of the little PC cops handed the email to the the religion department head who then fired him (note that the little snowflake didn't even have the intestinal fortitude to do so him/herself--s/he went through an intermediary).   Coward.  Gutless wonder.

One of the associate deans of the College of LIBERAL Arts and Sciences (apparently well named--no hiding their ideology) said that the firing was justified because his statement of his beliefs violated "university standards of inclusivity".  I'm pretty sure that she doesn't understand that firing someone for stating their beliefs is hardly being inclusive.

So, another strike against free speech within the university system.  If what you have to say does not toe the ideological line set up by the liberal eliterati, then they'll just can you.  Dissent will not be tolerated.  I wonder if the reaction had been the same if it had been a Dianic Wiccan telling the students that she agrees that men should not be included in rituals to 'correct the imbalance caused by 2000 years of patriarchical rule'. 

Doubt it.