Skip to comments.University of IL Professor Pays Price For Political Incorrectness Regarding "Gays"
Posted on 07/20/2010 7:13:19 PM PDT by Daniel T. Zanoza
Letter to the Editor by Beth Rogers
EDITOR'S NOTE: Beth Rogers is a frequent contributor to RFFM.org and a pro-family political activist. Rogers, who hails from Springfield, Illinois, is one of the most influential socially conservative leaders in the state.
Proponents of "gay" rights have said many times what others do in their bedroom doesn't affect anyone else and is no one's business. The recent circumstances at the University of Illinois prove otherwise as a university professor shared his beliefs on natural moral laws and then was fired for his opinion. Professor Kenneth Howell's firing is only one example of how others in society are affected by government recognition of the homosexual lifestyle and how laws, such as the recent passing of hate-crimes legislation, affect everyone in society and then become everyones business.
Hate-crimes legislation shouldnt even exist because it grants "special" protections, not constitutional equal protection. All citizens are already protected under the 14th Amendment as having equal protection under the law.
Professor Howell is allegedly being punished for his religious belief and view that sexuality is between a man and a woman. The professor, in his e-mail stated, "In other words, sexual acts are only appropriate for people who are complementary, not the same."
This is not hate speech as he was speaking truths related to natural law. Why would a university punish someone who, by his opinion, is also affirming longstanding Illinois law that declares sexuality in marriage as being between a man and a woman? If his opinion is aligned with these constitutional laws, then don't punish him for upholding those laws that are also aligned with natural law.
This recent action of the university is an example of individuals and groups being demonized for following a faith and moral tradition that has served civilization well for centuries. It is not hate to agree with God about sexuality and natural moral law as well as protecting members of our society, which includes homosexuals.
and Holder said we were cowards for not talking about race (sex, muslims). We are. Because we are all well aware that the First Amendment has been compromised.
If we had half the spine of the liberals, we’d have been harrassing the president of the university until this professor was reinstated.
I’m afraid we’re not in it to that degree.
THe university needs to feel a very strong push-back to even consider altering its approach. That ain’t happening.
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