Skip to comments.9-11 professor sues over canceled speech (terror-praising Churchill claims rights violated)
Posted on 02/08/2005 3:26:48 PM PST by ViLaLuz
Ward Churchill, the University of Colorado professor who prompted a national furor by condemning 9-11 victims as "little Eichmanns" and praising the terrorists for their "gallant sacrifices," went to federal court today to challenge the school's cancellation of a speech he was scheduled to give tonight.
On Monday, CU administrators announced they had canceled Churchill's planned speech because of security concerns, reported the Denver Post. Earlier this month, Hamilton College in upstate New York canceled a speech by Churchill because of death threats against the professor and its administrators.
Regardless of what the judge decides, students of Churchill, an ethnics studies prof, say he'll speak on campus tonight at an alternative venue if the court does not clear the way.
In his filing, Churchill claimed the cancellation was "nothing but an effort to stifle me and not let me speak on a matter of public and personal concern."
Saying both his rights and those of the people who planned to listen to him were violated, Churchill said, "I was intending to explain my meaning to the audience, in particular the CU student body."
David Lane, an attorney for a pro-Churchill student group, told Denver station KDVR-TV: "The university ... is obligated to provide security for Ward Churchill. They simply can't put a gag in his mouth by telling him, 'Well, there are these violent wackos out there that want kill you so we're not going to let you give your speech.'"
School personnel told the Post they are prepared to provide appropriate security if the court rules the speech must go on. A hearing was scheduled for 4 p.m. Mountain time.
As WorldNetDaily reported, the controversy swirling around Churchill stems from an essay he wrote titled "Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens," written shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks. In it, he describes the thousands of American victims who died in the World Trade Center inferno as "little Eichmanns" (a reference to notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann) who were perpetuating America's "mighty engine of profit." They were destroyed, he added, thanks to the "gallant sacrifices" of "combat teams" that successfully targeted the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.
The American Civil Liberties Union has defended Churchill, calling on regents, legislators and the governor "to stop threatening Mr. Churchill's job because of the content of his opinions."
Churchill resigned his position as head of the Colorado University ethnic studies program but kept his $96,000 per year teaching post. He has steadfastly refused to apologize for his comments.
His buddies at the ACLU helping him?
His buddies at the ACLU helping him?
I am suprised the Anti-American Communist Losers Union is not all over this one. What a fine citizen, being persecuted for expressing his opinion....(frankly he is lucky to still be alive...)
Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) - http://www.alliancedefensefund.org
Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) - http://www.thomasmore.org
American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) - http://www.aclj.org
The Rutherford Institute - http://www.rutherford.org/
Stop the ACLU Coalition - http://www.stoptheaclu.org
Here are a few examples of how two of those organizations are fighting back:
Thomas More Law Center: Town of Palm Beach Pays $50,000 In Attorney Fees Apologizes To Women In Nativity Lawsuit
I have seen a headline floating around that he's going to speak anyway...
He's the last one who should be talking about having his rights violated...People gave him huge room to be a fraud in!
No one is stifling him. He's free to give his speech, off-campus. I agree, he has the right to speak out, but the university is under no obligation to sponser that right. He's such a big believer in free speech - let him go to the town square and make his speech.
It's one thing to stand under the protective umbrella of academia - but let's see how he slithers when he has to step into the public spotlight.
So, thats what they get for indoctrination these days..
Exposed as a Fraudulent Native American, Ward Churchill Embraces His Asian Female Heritage
2/8/5 | Ima Mamasan, Associated Press Typist
Posted on 02/08/2005 3:56:44 PM PST by dead
BOULDER, Colo. - Stung by recent revelations that left his decades-old American Indian persona in tatters, controversial University of Colorado professor, Ward Churchill announced today that he is no longer claiming to be a Native American man. Appearing in a flowery satin kimono and faux kabuki hairstyle, Churchill revealed to the world that he has always been a petite Asian girl.
For too long, I ran from my heritage, ashamed and outcast, Professor Churchill told a gathering of his rapt, semi-literate, trustafarian followers, The persecution I suffered, as an Asian woman, is a legacy of Eurocentric colonialism from which those of us who have endured it may never recover.
Newly Asian Professor, Ward Churchill
Asked if the sudden change in Churchills ethnic background and sex bothered him, one of his loyal students, David Rhone answered simply, Dude! while his chronically-unemployed friend, Jo-Jo, tunelessly plucked a Japanese koto in inappropriate accompaniment.
Shut up! You shut the f#ck up! He has a right to his free speech! added a supporter known only as Firefly, before she jumped off the second story balcony to protest allegedly environmentally-destructive US agricultural practices.
Why cant you just leave him alone, hater! Hes suffered enough! she moaned from the hood of the car she landed on. I think my spine is broken and I dont have healthcare, you fascists!
I just pray to Buddah that somebody will blow up a busload of school children so that those who are denied unending welfare payments can at last have the measure of retribution they so richly deserve, muttered the professor as he desperately searched for a television camera.
Subhuman filth. Stand him against a wall.
Just announced on Fox cable news that U. of Colorado buckled and will allow Churchill to speak anyway.
I still think the University should have countersued. Must be they are in cahoots with Churchill and the ACLU behind the scenes, and only banned him for appearances only.
"The American Civil Liberties Union has defended Churchill, calling on regents, legislators and the governor "to stop threatening Mr. Churchill's job because of the content of his opinions."
Ya think? Tell us conservatives all about it. It happens to us all the time, and with your full support probably.
It is a riot and goes along with your thread!
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