Firing follows anonymous "hate" speech complaint (OneNewsNow.com)
"A professor in Illinois has been relieved of his duties for telling students in his Catholicism class that he agrees with the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality. The University of Illinois has fired adjunct professor Dr. Ken Howell, who taught courses on Catholicism, after a student anonymously accused the instructor of engaging in "hate speech" by saying he agrees with the church's teaching that homosexuality is immoral. Howell, who has taught at the university for nine years, says his firing violates his academic freedom."
This Professor, teaching a course in Roman Catholicism, espouses his agreement with a basic, Biblical Roman Catholic teaching and is fired for "hate speech".
I have no doubt that this ruling against the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America will eventually be tossed but much damage will be done along the way.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be wasted in the ensuing legal battle. The battle to protect religious freedom and free speech must be waged however, to prevent ground from being gained in the spiritual war against righteousness and to push back against the slippery slope of tolerance. It's ironic that all these rulings to protect homosexuals from "hate speech" violate the fundamental principals set forth in the Constitution protecting the right of our citizens to speak their mind without fear of prosecution or practice religion of choice without persecution.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." ~ First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, submitted to the states for ratification on September 25, 1789 and adopted on December 15, 1791.