Fight erupts over university's censorship of student speech (homosexuality)
Fight erupts over university's censorship of student speech
Marquette challenged for suspending prof who advocated for academic freedom
By Michael F. Haverluck
The censorship of student speech at Marquette University has drawn the attention of several outside organizations, with one legal team demanding the reinstatement of a professor who blogged about an argument in which a teacher allegedly warned a student that any criticism of same-sex “marriage” and its related issues was banned.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, or WILL, has written a letter demanding that the school reinstate professor John McAdams to his tenured position because the university’s suspension over his advocacy for academic freedom violated the school’s own commitment to that cause, as well the professor’s contract.
WILL’s letter noted that because of the extremely narrow confines of freedom of speech on campus, the university itself would be considered guilty of harassment.
“On this narrow view of what can and cannot be said, the statement released by the university on December 17 might itself constitute a ‘harassing’ or ‘disrespectful’ statement,” the group said in its recent letter to university officials.
“The statement connects the investigation of Dr. McAdams to Dr. Lovell’s statement that the university ‘deplores hatred and abuse directed at a member of our community in any format.’ Dr. McAdams’ differing view on the scope of academic freedom can hardly be called an express of hate or abuse. To say otherwise could certainly be characterized as an attack on a member of the university community. Indeed, the university’s suggestion that Dr. McAdams has engaged in some expression of ‘hate or abuse’ is false and defamatory, and has aggravated the injury to him.”
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