Freedom Folks

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Yay Tolerance!

Source: alliance defense fund
Missouri State U. quickly settles lawsuit with student punished for opposing homosexual adoption

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Officials at Missouri State University have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of MSU student Emily Brooker, represented by attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund’s Center for Academic Freedom. Brooker had been punished by school officials for her religious beliefs regarding homosexual adoption. *snip*

Brooker, a student in the university’s School of Social Work, had been assigned by a professor, Frank Kauffman, to write a letter to the Missouri Legislature expressing support for homosexual adoption. She refused to do so because of her religious objections and was charged with a “Level 3 Grievance,” the most serious charge possible, and faced the possibility of having her degree withheld (www.telladf.org/news/story.aspx?cid=3904).

In addition, Brooker faced a 2 1/2 hour interrogation from an “ethics” committee, which asked her personally invasive questions such as “Do you think gays and lesbians are sinners?” and “Do you think I am a sinner?”

In response to the lawsuit, the school has purged the grievance from her academic record and has forced Kauffman to resign from his administrative duties. He was also put on non-teaching leave for the rest of the semester.
So this is that much vaunted "tolerance" we keep hearing so much about? For institutions "committed" to tolerance and understanding those things certainly appear to be in short supply on our nation's colleges.

H/T Vdare

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