Skip to comments.Anti-religious hate speech at the University of Louisville
Posted on 12/09/2004 6:35:32 AM PST by ProfPhDCPACMA
I am providing a link to an article about a sociology professor at the University of Louisville who reportedly said shortly after the election that It was the religious zealots who say they are voting on morals. I think we should all buy AK47s and shoot them all! Thats what I would suggest, if it were allowed.
I sent the following e-mail to University administrators shortly after the article was published.
The Louisville Patriot reported that a U of L sociology professor, Dr. John McTighe, stated to his class: It was the religious zealots who say they are voting on morals. I think we should all buy AK47s and shoot them all! Thats what I would suggest, if it were allowed. Even with sarcasm, I cannot imagine any University employee making similar comments about African-Americans, GLBT persons, women, or members of any other minority groups. That is a prime example of why we need a Conservative Values Support Center on campus to help politically moderate and conservative students deal with bigotry and resultant stress encountered here.
Benjamin P. Foster Professor of Accountancy
I hope you find this information interesting.
Sincerely, Ben Foster, Professor of Accountancy
My brother is a undergrad at UofL. After the election, he was surrounded and accosted by faculty after being singled out as a Bush supporter. I'll have to ask him about this guy.
Welcome to Free Republic, Professor!
We in Kentucky are as appalled as you are. Think there's any chance of the local Gannett affiliate (AKA the Courier-Journal) printing this as well?
People usually respond to the TRUTH in one of 2 ways... By getting angry or by getting right.
Bless his angry heart.
It was hilarious when the kkk showed up on campus to demanded equal time (and pay) for their own racial spew.
Liberals - they always become what they hate.
What do you mean "become?"
They've always been what they hate. It's just now coming out plainly for all to see. Honestly, statements like this professor's are exactly the same that empower dictatorial regimes. That was Hitler's solution; shoot (kill) everyone with whom he disagreed or didn't like.
On one hand it's scary how these people are getting realizing that if they ever gained enough critical mass we'd have a social terror on our hands.
I actually know Brian Yates, haven't talked to him in quite a while though. Glad to see he's enjoying himself at UofL. The Louisville Patriot is a student-run independent conservative newspaper that started on campus a couple of years ago. They really riled some people up when they first started. Glad to see they're still going after the libs on campus!
Why is this parasite still on the payroll?
And where is the state attorney general and possibly the U.S. attorney general's representative???
hate speech is still hate speech no matter who it is directed to...
any of you U of Louisville alums have telephone numbers for the Dean?
Click here for the link to the University of Louisville Office of the President
Office of the President
University of Louisville
Louisville KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-5417
Fax: (502) 852-7226
That might work if the paper weren't "The Louisville Communist Journal".
looks like I've got some calls to make this a.m.
I hope you Louisville alums will join me!
Liberals are only "liberal" until they get power. Then, the "respect for diverging opinions" mask that they wear when then are in the minority comes off, and they reveal what they truly are.
Thank you for the link
again, I hope the U of Louisville alums will rattle some cages this a.m.
nothing makes bureaucrats more nervous than alums who threaten to cut the university off of their donation list for Christmas and/or out of their wills. LOL
Will pass the word. This outrage must be addressed.
The C-J would probably publish a well written letter of protest. I sent one in on the evils of exporting abortion overseas and they actually published it.
response to me email to U of L.
Thank you for contacting the University of Louisville with your concerns
about a story discussed in an opinion column that appeared in a student
publication. I appreciate your interest and concern about this report.
When a statement like that is attributed to a university professor --
even if not true or taken out of context - I can understand that you
would be concerned.
While individual personnel matters are confidential, I can assure you
that we take concerns raised about faculty conduct seriously.
When an issue about a faculty member's classroom conduct comes to our
attention, an appropriate administrator, typically a dean or department
chair, looks into it. Based on the findings of the investigation,
disciplinary action may be taken. We encourage students who have
concerns about faculty behavior to notify the university directly so we
can gather facts and address problems.
In regard to the specific incident you mention in your note, you should
know that the author of the column was not present in the classroom (but
heard about the statement from someone else). As we have looked into
this specific report, we have received versions of the discussion
distinctly different from the one reported by the columnist. University
policy prohibits us from discussing specific personnel matters, but
based upon the information we have, we do not believe that any serious
threats were made to any individual or group. If we receive additional
information from any individual in the classroom, we will investigate
Beyond this individual question, however, we are taking the opportunity
to remind all faculty of our academic policies and standards. The
university's "Statement of Academic Freedom," located in our governing
document, speaks to the rights and responsibilities of students and
faculty. Students, for example, have a "right to express their own
views on matters of opinion" . . . "without fear of arbitrary reaction."
Faculty have the responsibility to "be thoroughly prepared and well
informed in their fields of knowledge and to be scrupulous in
distinguishing between personal and professional judgments. . .." You
can find the full policy at
The university also accepts the professional standards set by the
American Association of University Professors, a professional
organization that concerns itself with faculty rights and
responsibilities. The AAUP guidelines state that "teachers are entitled
to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subject, but they should
be careful not to introduce into their teaching controversial matter
which has no relation to their subject."
AAUP standards also state that students should have protection against
improper academic evaluation. This theme is echoed in U of L's own
student code of rights and responsibilities, which states that students
"shall be evaluated on demonstrated knowledge and academic performance
and not on the basis of personal or political beliefs." Students who
have concerns may attempt to resolve the issue informally with the
faculty member, chair, dean or another university official. They may
also pursue a formal grievance through the academic department and
I hope this information is helpful. We do not take student concerns
lightly, and we do have standards that address faculty conduct and
student rights. Our goal is to ensure that the university respects the
deep diversity of ideas and values among all members of our community.
Shirley C. Willihnganz
Professor Nancy Cade at Pikeville College once referred to me as "Hitler's wet-dream" because I have blonde hair and blue eyes. True story.
Of course, my retort to her was that, being of German ancestry, she wasn't because he was fat and ugly.
Laughter and applause filled the room.
But, this is more serious, because of the 'hate speech'.
Let's hope the University fires him for these comments.
But, this further confirms what I believe will happen in the coming decades...the open persecution of Christians. Maybe even outright murder.
The author of the article wrote this:
McTighe never responded to me at all. He told the university that he did comment on religious zealots and that his reference to guns came in a student generated class discussion of the election in general and of the connections between religious beliefs and gun ownership. He also told Blaine Hudson that he qualified his remarks by saying he was being sarcastic. The girl who was in the class said that it was all BS; that he never said anything about being sarcastic and that the only talk of weapons was when he made the shooting zealots comment.
Brian Yates sent me this message today:
Thanks. Someone forwarded me that message yesterday and it seems pretty typical of the way they respond to things. Immediately place the blame elsewhere. They handled Souljah the same way...saying that "the columnist was not present." The interesting thing here is that they ask students to come to them first, but this e-mail implies that KC is a liar. So what student is going to feel comfortable with that?
I don't know if you've seen the article in the CJ this morning, but here's a link.
Apparently they've gotten 1,600 e-mails over McTighe.