Thursday, July 05, 2007
Yep, we're back to the old, "If you don't toe the party line, we're gonna axe you!" motif so common in American academia.

Only this time, it's from Christians. Yes, that's right...Christians attempting to limit free speech in an academic setting... Who woulda thunk it?

Here is the post where I discovered the story; here is the text of the article at Conservativenet. (Original article is at the Chronicle of Higher Education, but that requires a subscription).

I generally tend to support the idea that private organizations have the right and freedom to choose who they associate with (e.g., a plumbing company which is privately owned by a Christian is not obligated to hire a gay plumber [insert crass joke here]), but at the same time, the university in question accepted grant funds from the Anthem Foundation. That seems to be a classic case of the university speaking out of both sides of its mouth.
posted by Kepler at 10:04 |


At 7/11/2007 03:24:00 PM, Blogger solarblogger

Well, it's one thing to ask what they should legally be allowed to do, and another to ask whether their behavior is right.

They were clearly wanting to have it both ways.


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