University Moves to Fire Professor Over Conservative Views
The website of Marquette University proudly proclaims the school to be Catholic and Jesuit.
A Catholic and Jesuit education at Marquette is marked by the active intersection of the Gospel with culture and the intellect, as well as a deep commitment to the well-being of the whole human family.
Evidently, they took a wrong turn at the intersection of Gospel and culture.
In the fall of 2014, junior faculty member Cheryl Abbate told a student, who secretly recorded the exchange, that his defense of man-woman marriage was an unacceptable topic in her ethics class and compared his views to racism. She said, “You can have whatever opinions you want but I can tell you right now, in this class homophobic comments, racist comments, and sexist comments will not be tolerated.” And then she told the student he should drop the class.
On this very popular blog, Professor McAdams outed the incident and charged the teaching assistant with “using a tactic typical among liberals now. Opinions with which they disagree are not merely wrong, and are not to be argued against on their merits, but are deemed ‘offensive’ and need to be shut up.”
A firestorm ensued that pitted the academic freedom of McAdams against the leftist pieties of the officially “Catholic” institution.
The teaching assistant is said to have gotten mean emails, though she was hailed as a liberal hero and went on to a tenure track position at another university. McAdams was brought up on charges.
The new pope seems to have a lot of opinions. One wonders if he is aware of the new journey teaching institutions proclaiming to be Roman Catholic are forcing their students to take? Looks like the only part of the Roman tradition being faithfully practiced is when they file their tax returns.
It is important to remember these things when we decide how and where to spend our money. It is, after all, bound by our directives (except that part about death and taxes.)
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