Skip to comments.Mirecki hospitalized after beating (KU Relig. prof. who mocked religion)
Posted on 12/05/2005 8:13:08 PM PST by Will_Zurmacht
Mirecki hospitalized after beating
By Ron Knox, Eric Weslander (Contact)
Originally published 05:37 p.m., December 5, 2005 Updated 06:31 p.m., December 5, 2005
Douglas County sheriffs deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists.
Kansas University religious studies professor Paul Mirecki reported he was beaten by two men about 6:40 a.m. today on a roadside in rural Douglas County. In a series of interviews late this afternoon, Mirecki said the men who beat him were making references to the controversy that has propelled him into the headlines in recent weeks. Mirecki
I didnt know them, but Im sure they knew me, he said.
Mirecki said he was driving to breakfast when he noticed the men tailgating him in a pickup truck.
I just pulled over hoping they would pass, and then they pulled up real close behind, he said. They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out.
He said the men beat him about the upper body with their fists, and he said he thinks they struck him with a metal object. He was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Im mostly shaken up, and I got some bruises and sore spots, he said.
Douglas County Sheriffs Officials are classifying the case as an aggravated battery. They wouldnt say exactly where the incident happened, citing the ongoing investigation
The sheriffs department is looking for the suspects, described as two white males between ages 30 and 40, one wearing a red visor and wool gloves, and both wearing jeans. They were last seen in a large pickup truck.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS or the sheriffs office at 841-0007.
Mirecki recently wrote online that he planned to teach intelligent design as mythology in an upcoming course. He wrote it would be a nice slap in the big fat face of fundamentalists.
The remarks caused an uproar, Mirecki apologized, and KU announced last week the class would be canceled.
My standards are not as low as yours.
He only stepped down as chairman. However, Paul Mirecki remains as a tenured professor there.
From what I read, he stepped down after all the controversy over the past few weeks, so the department could get on with its teaching/research function.
A man. He was attacked. He thought something that others did not agree with. So he was attacked. How is that acceptable?
Ah, well the local report only said he resigned, it was in the midst of their coverage of school/college etc., closings and traffic update.
Those interested in this story should check out two newer developments:
If I decided to start a class that talked about economics, and the effect of interest rates, then stated that it was to 'slap the 'kikes' in the face', I would expect that there would be very little sympathy for the reaction to the statement and the intent of the class.
Those are what are known as 'fighting words'. Freedom of speech extends to a certain point. While people are free to be bigots, Mirecki was definitely walking on the wrong side of that line. I don't condone the violence, but if the story he tells is true, I'm not surprised.
Couldn't be. Remember the first rule of Fight Club.
"A man. He was attacked. He thought something that others did not agree with. So he was attacked. How is that acceptable?"
Because he's a godless heathen! Praise Jesus!
Sounds bogus to me. If guys in an unknown pickup truck are obviously following me, my first instinct is to get out of the truck if they pull up behind. Yeah, right!
No color in the description of the large pickup truck? Hmmm, that sends up a flag.
And he didn't even see what color the truck is?
Cops: "Can you describe the two men who hit you?"
Mirecki: "He look like a man..."
Given his resignation, it really looks like another fake liberal 'victim of fascism' has been exposed.
Do you believe this story and how the way the events happen??
It has been known that some disturb beings in the pass have staged their own events!
Funny my got reaction too it was staged!
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