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Thursday, 21 August 2008

"What people are doing in their personal life has nothing to do with what you're going to...."

You fill in the verb.
Rosemary Radford Ruether is out at the University of San Diego
It's not as if she was going to be presenting her views on, oh, say, geography.
To use everybody's favorite, (or least favorite) goblin, paedophilia - if people espouse the tenets of NAMBLA "in their private lives" would that really have nothing to do with what they would teach, if what they are teaching involves faith and morals?


Scott said...

It's sad and frightening when a university -- a place where a universe of ideas should be able to be heard, studied, and debated on their own merits -- is blocking speech. They may have the right to do this, but they can stop considering themselves a university.

Anonymous said...

Ox dung, Scott.
"Free speech" isn't being blocked, the ability of someone to present lies as the truth in a situation that would make it appear that the lies had university endorsement is being blocked.

Scott said...

The ox dung is yours, I'm afraid.