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University of Illinois Instructor Fired Over Catholic Beliefs
Fox News ^ | July 09, 2010 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/09/2010 3:05:57 PM PDT by Eagles6

The University of Illinois has fired an adjunct professor who taught courses on Catholicism after a student accused the instructor of engaging in hate speech by saying he agrees with the church's teaching that homosexual sex is immoral.

The professor, Ken Howell of Champaign, said his firing violates his academic freedom. He also lost his job at an on-campus Catholic center.

Howell, who taught Introduction to Catholicism and Modern Catholic Thought, says he was fired at the end of the spring semester after sending an e-mail explaining some Catholic beliefs to his students preparing for an exam.

"Natural Moral Law says that Morality must be a response to REALITY," he wrote in the e-mail. "In other words, sexual acts are only appropriate for people who are complementary, not the same."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic; drkenhowell
And so it continues...
1 posted on 07/09/2010 3:06:00 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Eagles6
Holder will be taking up the defense of this Professor shortly.......
2 posted on 07/09/2010 3:09:27 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: Eagles6

This is the logical conclusion of the homosexual agenda; if you embrace sodomy you reject Christianity, period.


3 posted on 07/09/2010 3:10:07 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Eagles6

Hmmmm...gee, I wonder if the university would fire a Muslim professor for holdng the same view.


4 posted on 07/09/2010 3:10:29 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: Eagles6

I fully expect that one day a bunch of faggots will beat down my door and kill me, or someone who thinks/speaks/looks like me. ‘Course, I’ll mow down six of them on the way, and so there’s a good side to the story.


5 posted on 07/09/2010 3:13:33 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Eagles6
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..."

No longer a rule of law. This evil despotism.

6 posted on 07/09/2010 3:15:56 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Eagles6
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..."

No longer a rule of law. This evil despotism.

7 posted on 07/09/2010 3:16:04 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Eagles6

So, evidently, no Catholic, no Christian of any kind will be allowed to teach a course on Catholicism.


8 posted on 07/09/2010 3:17:30 PM PDT by marron
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To: Eagles6

Bookmark.


9 posted on 07/09/2010 3:27:51 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: Eagles6
The powers that be would insist that Professor Ken Howell still has the Freedom to Worship™. The exercise of religion goes against the foundation of Cultural Marxism, hence the firing.

™ Trademark, the Oceanian Society of Etatism Double Speak

10 posted on 07/09/2010 3:28:16 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Eagles6

How dare this man try and teach the truth..


11 posted on 07/09/2010 3:51:10 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Eagles6
Posted here as well ...
12 posted on 07/09/2010 3:52:49 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Eagles6

Well what do you expect from the University system that hired Ayres and Obama?


13 posted on 07/09/2010 3:56:25 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Eagles6

This is essentially make it illegal on the basis of “hate speech” and “hate crimes” to be Catholic.


14 posted on 07/09/2010 4:04:16 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: Eagles6

Let me see if I understand this. The University of Illinois hired an instructor to teach Catholic doctrine, but when he taught Catholic doctrine, he was fired for teaching Catholic doctrine. The Peter Principle is alive and well.


15 posted on 07/09/2010 4:34:13 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Eagles6
Kenneth Howell

So that's what happened to him. On the "'religious' 'studies'" department of a state university as relentlessly secular as they come.

16 posted on 07/09/2010 4:43:41 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("What is your only comfort, in life and death?" "That I an not my own, but belong, body and soul...")
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To: Eagles6

OOps - I posted this article about 10 minutes after you did.

Sorry!

Should they be merged or anything?

Here’s mine, I pinged both lists to it:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2549896/posts


17 posted on 07/09/2010 5:13:50 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Eagles6

Persecution of Catholics and Christians is alive and well, isn’t it?


18 posted on 07/09/2010 6:50:26 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Nosterrex

I’m not quite buying this story. Feels like something is missing here, and certainly the email contents are missing.
This story as printed wouldn’t hold up in court and the prof isn’t raising much of a fuss.


19 posted on 07/09/2010 10:08:44 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Eagles6

Alumni money speaks volumes.
The alumni need to know about this.
For example, my wallet remains slammed shut to Penn State for several reasons, including its coddling of “global warming” scammer Michael Mann, and its throwing out the red carpet at every turn for the gerbil crowd.


20 posted on 07/10/2010 10:17:28 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Eagles6
It's clear that this professor was confusing the students. How dare he encourage alternate thoughts on Catholicism! /s

There are four courses with the word Catholic offered this fall in the Religious Studies dept. at UIUC, here are two of them -
RLST 227 US Catholic Experience
Studies the unique and sometimes problematic roles played by U.S. Catholics in the history and contemporary experience of U.S. culture emphasizing the problem of difference and acceptance that has characterized the Catholic Church in the United States.

And the new
RLST 447 Modern Catholic Thought
Traces the history of Catholicism in its interaction with the modern world from the sixteenth century to the present, concentrating on the uneasy relationships that Catholicism has sustained with the modern world. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

21 posted on 07/10/2010 10:42:42 AM PDT by Varda
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