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Anti-religious hate speech at the University of Louisville
The Louisville Patriot ^ | December 2004 | Brian Yates

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 AK47’s and shoot them all! That’s what I would suggest, if it were allowed.”

I sent the following e-mail to University administrators shortly after the article was published.

Dear Administrator:

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 AK47’s and shoot them all! That’s 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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: antireligious; electionresults; hatespeech; highereducation; johnmctighe; louisville; tenuredradicals; university
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1 posted on 12/09/2004 6:35:33 AM PST by ProfPhDCPACMA
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To: ProfPhDCPACMA

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.


2 posted on 12/09/2004 6:43:29 AM PST by Theophilus (Save Little Democrats, Stop Abortion)
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To: ProfPhDCPACMA; RonPaulLives; Republican Wildcat; TASMANIANRED

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?


3 posted on 12/09/2004 6:43:51 AM PST by Old Sarge (In for a penny, in for a pound, saddlin' up and Baghdad-bound!)
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To: ProfPhDCPACMA
why we need a Conservative Values Support Center on campus

Doesn't it seem a little P.C. to be setting up support centers over stuff like this. I think a couple well written letters to the editor in local papers quoting this guy would be enough to get an apology.
4 posted on 12/09/2004 6:44:36 AM PST by crail (Better lives have been lost on the gallows than have ever been enshrined in the halls of palaces.)
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To: ProfPhDCPACMA

People usually respond to the TRUTH in one of 2 ways... By getting angry or by getting right.

Bless his angry heart.


5 posted on 12/09/2004 6:48:18 AM PST by odoso (Millions for charity, but not one penny for tribute!)
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To: ProfPhDCPACMA
This is standard operating procedure at U of L. Last year they had the toxic racist Sister Soulja on campus calling white folks MFer's and saying they should be killed. Paid her 10 grand for it too.,

It was hilarious when the kkk showed up on campus to demanded equal time (and pay) for their own racial spew.

6 posted on 12/09/2004 6:54:25 AM PST by Quinton
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To: ProfPhDCPACMA
Liberal bigotry is nothing new on campus. I'm not at U of L, but I'm nearby. (Don't worry, we'll pay 'em back when the Cats beat 'em in basketball) I've already received flack from a teacher who believed (correctly) that I was related to an individual who authored a column and proceeded to cuss his name, and deride him. You should write to the administration, but I also suggest visiting ratemyprofessor.com (ha ha, I almost wrote "rape my professor"....dratted typos)and giving this guy the thumbs-down. I'm working on a website with the same guy who wrote the above column, where you can give horror stories about liberal professors. I talked to Sean Hannity about this on the air, and he said that if you tape any anti-Bush tirades that professors launch into, and send them the tape, they will play it on the air. Time to fight back. Stand up for yourself. (Unless you need the grade for something like law school or medical school) Keep track of ALL your grades, keep hard copies of all assignments you can legally keep, and be prepared to challenge your grade if you feel your teacher has unfairly graded you for your opinions.
7 posted on 12/09/2004 6:55:49 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Knight of Gondor)
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To: ProfPhDCPACMA

Liberals - they always become what they hate.


8 posted on 12/09/2004 6:58:47 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: crail
Sorry crail, but I don't see how support centers are PC and how a well written letter is superior. These professors need a taste of their own medicine. They should all be required to undergo a conservative sensitivity course. The course needs to be developed on campus by conservative students and the one token conservative professor on campus. The students need financial support from the university, they need official recognition by the university, and they need access to all campus services including office space, computer and printing services, etc. Unless that's what's in their letter, I'd counsel those students to skip the letter writing campaign.
9 posted on 12/09/2004 7:04:08 AM PST by Leonard210
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To: aimhigh
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.

10 posted on 12/09/2004 7:12:23 AM PST by Fruitbat
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To: AaronThompson; aCDNinUSA; AFMobster; alicewonders; all_american1; Amn. Seaman; anoldafvet; ...
U of L Graduate and BLUEGRASS PING
11 posted on 12/09/2004 7:18:58 AM PST by RonPaulLives
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To: RonPaulLives

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!


12 posted on 12/09/2004 7:22:28 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: ProfPhDCPACMA; All

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?


13 posted on 12/09/2004 7:38:55 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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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
Grawemeyer Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-5417
Fax: (502) 852-7226

14 posted on 12/09/2004 7:42:59 AM PST by RonPaulLives
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To: crail

That might work if the paper weren't "The Louisville Communist Journal".


15 posted on 12/09/2004 7:44:14 AM PST by anoldafvet (The NY Times is the journalistic equivalent of a toilet stall wall.)
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To: RonPaulLives

thanks...
looks like I've got some calls to make this a.m.
I hope you Louisville alums will join me!


16 posted on 12/09/2004 7:46:26 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: ProfPhDCPACMA; Fruitbat; kellynla; Bluegrass Conservative; Old Sarge; odoso; Quinton; aimhigh; ...

U of L CONTACT LIST

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:Ueucn2eVjD0J:www.kynsfepscor.org/contact.html


17 posted on 12/09/2004 7:48:11 AM PST by Liz
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To: aimhigh

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.


18 posted on 12/09/2004 7:51:32 AM PST by lady lawyer
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To: Liz

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


19 posted on 12/09/2004 7:53:10 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: kellynla

Will pass the word. This outrage must be addressed.


20 posted on 12/09/2004 8:36:11 AM PST by Liz
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