Skip to comments.Prof to student: Keep the Faith, lose the grade
Posted on 04/14/2008 7:56:23 AM PDT by no dems
A community college in New York has been presented with a demand letter from the American Center for Law and Justice to halt a professor's classroom practices that allegedly have damaged at least one student so far.
The letter from the ACLJ targets Suffolk County Community College and will be the prelude to a federal lawsuit if the issue isn't resolved, the organization said.
At issue is a professor's demand that students "change their own personal viewpoints or state that they are unsure of whether their own personal beliefs are correct" on religious issues, according to the letter.
That is an expression of hostility to religion, the letter explains.
The ACLJ said it is representing Gina DeLuca, a student who has been punished with lower grades and has been labeled "closed-minded" by a professor, who remained unidentified in the letter, because he demands that students acknowledge the possibility that God does not exist in order to participate in his philosophy class, which is required for graduation.
"The ACLJ has sent a letter demanding that the school end its discriminatory actions against DeLuca or face a federal lawsuit," the organization's announcement said.
The school now has a deadline of April 14 to meet the requirements of the letter, the ACLJ said.
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If true, this is WORSE than politically correct.
Ping for later
Good old 50’s. Like to sig some of my parochial school nuns after this so called professor....
What gets me about this is that calling someone ‘intolerant and closed minded’ and demanding they switch to your world view is nothing more than a forced conversion to their system of moral beliefs, which is exactly what liberals supposedly hate as supposedly ‘intolerant and closed minded.’ Especially if Christians do it.
This isn’t just discrimination against religion, it’s outright hypocrisy, doing the very thing you are accusing someone else of. Which of course is the very foundation of Marxist atheism.
I fail to see how one must renounce any religious belief is required to successfully complete a course on philosophy of any sort.
"Politically Correct" aka, Speech Control - for Whitey - is the "Stealth Weapon" of the the Far Left, Muzzies and Black Liberationists.
It's meant, and indeed does, shut down dissent and two way debate of/with White Conservatives.
We allow it to continue at our peril.
Almost makes you believe there are Satanic influences afoot...
I’m not so sure about this. As I read it, the professor was insisting that the students admit that their views might be wrong. If you state that you are absolutely certain about some religious matter, that you could not be wrong, then you have left faith (and humility) behind. If you insist that it is not even possible that you might be wrong, then you are closed minded.
Scripture warned us the globalists would make this and worse not just a goal but a reality.
Weren’t some of the greatest philosophers in history devout Christians? Who in the hell does this guy think he is?
What’s with almost?
It’s brazenly obviously grossly neon-light EVIDENT!
In keeping, in beliefs and attitude with
And a cast of millions of others.
I suppose you are still tentative about . . . gravity?
The need to breathe air and drink water?
Who does he think he is?
His own god.
From what the article says, it appears the professor doesn’t mind if students are close-minded so long as they hold views he agrees with. They have to “change their views or admit their views might be wrong.” If they change their views, that is, agree with the professor, they’re allowed to be close-minded.
Besides, since when is not being close-minded a graduation requirement? Every graduate has to be unsure of everything? No graduate can hold any truth as absolute, such as “It would be wrong for me to force my view on other people”? or “I was born a female”?
Key question here: Does the professor similarly demand that all students must admit the possibility that God DOES exist?
If his insistence is one-way-only, then HE is closed minded
You don’t make sense. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1) It is faith, through the Holy Spirit, that says that there is a God, and there is no possibility of being wrong. If we allow faith to be wrong on something like the exsistance of God, then we have no assurance of hope, and thus no assurance of salvation. Without salvation, religion is useless.
Isn't there a way to go after the professors personal assets? This is horrible.