Marquette prof. fired for post supporting free expression

freespeech1More and more, American colleges are becoming hotbeds of Marxism that increasingly spurn the notion of free speech.  The latest episode comes from Marquette University which, according to Twitchy, suspended a professor who dared to write a post suggesting that students who oppose gay marriage or gay adoption be permitted to exercise their constitutional right to express their views.

Twitchy added:

It’s important to note that McAdams didn’t take a policy position in his post. He simply made the suggestion that – gasp! – students should have the freedom to voice their opinions in an academic setting. Sadly, as McAdams accurately points out in his post, “Of course, only certain groups have the privilege of shutting up debate.”

The university said it would reinstate him in 2017 if he issues a public apology and acknowledges his “guilt,” Twitchy added.

“Guilt?” For what?

Here’s his response:

He reportedly has two weeks to consider his options and admit his guilt.

“This is reminiscent of the Inquisition, or the Stalinist show trials of the 1930’s,” he said.

McAdams says he has no intention of admitting guilt, and plans to pursue a lawsuit against the college.

“They’re a private university, but they say in their statutes that I have the same rights that are incorporated in the First Amendment,” he added. “Every faculty member has a contract incorporating those statutes.”

McAdams said he believes he would win, but, he added, “lawsuits can take a long time, and I think Marquette is willing to spend to fight me.”

“I would expect a major lawsuit would be well into six figures for them, but they’re probably willing to spend it,” he told Campus reform.  “My lawyers, on the other hand, are working pro bono.”

Note to parents considering Marquette: The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) listed Marquette as one of the 10 worst colleges in the country for free speech.


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