Skip to comments.Court Rules Public University May Discipline Professor for Religious Speech
Posted on 02/26/2014 10:42:52 AM PST by marshmallow
A federal district court has ruled that public universities may discipline professors for religious speech.
In 2009, a graduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi, referring to a law professor, complained that sometimes during conversations with Dr. [Thomas] Payne, religion or Bible verses are usually brought up by him in some way. This makes me and others very uncomfortable Dr. Payne made the statement that anyone who is not a Christian is going to hell.
Subsequently, Payne alleged that the university subjected him to various adverse employment actions
including, but not limited to, the denial of promotion, adverse annual performance reviews, the denial of permission to engage in outside employment, and the receipt of a notice that his contract would not be renewed, according to the court decision.
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Punish college professors for religious speech in private conversations?
He told these people they were moving to Detroit?
While I disagree with the professor’s statement, he certainly should have the right to express his views in private conversations. It sounds like there is something wrong with this report?
Not necessarily a private conversation:
a graduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi, referring to a law professor, complained that sometimes during conversations with Dr. [Thomas] Payne, religion or Bible verses are usually brought up by him in some way. This makes me and others very uncomfortableIf he's having these conversations with his grad students, people whose futures he controls, then it would be similar to a manager inserting religious points into employer/employee conversations.
Then all the members of the “religion of peace” have to be fired.
A Godless America will not survive, period. By Godless I do not mean Allah, or Mohammed.
If you don’t conduct your national affairs according to the bible, you’ll die by the scimitar.. My humble opinion.
The proliferation of godless Marxist speech emanating from our universities and public institutions makes me VERY uncomfortable.
Start quoting sura passages and shouting “all-ha be pressed” in the halls then.
So this professor violated the 2nd amendment how?
Professors assault religion every chance they get, but they can’t be religious?
I sense THAT particular “court” is in for some serious trouble!!
conversations are free speech everywhere in The USA!
if......a higher court will FIND for the reality of the Constitution..in this case
These days some have free speech and some don’t I guess
I would add to what I wrote: but of course if a law professor inserted into the conversation things about his gay sexuality, the fact that global warming is proven science and anyone who disagrees should be jailed, or gender oppression, then that would be “protected speech” regardless of how irrelevant it was to the subject that’s supposed to be under discussion, or how uncomfortable the grad student was made by the speech.
See my #14
I see. OK, that clarifies it. There may well be problem then.
“...violated the 2nd amendment how?...”
That would be the First Amendment, friend...
Second Amendment is your right to keep and bear arms.
There are, or there used to be college classes on “Comparative Religion”. Much to my Liberal ex-Girlfriends consternation. After all, her proudest moment was getting her employer to change their annual “secret Santa” to “secret snowman”.
Soo, is there something to compare Atheism too ?
Since FaceBook has now provided us with 58 flavors of gender identity, I imagine the College administrators will face their own challenges.
The problem as I see it is the liberal establishment treats Christians as if the role of God in their lives is some sort of hobby to be trotted out only on Sundays and maybe at Christmas.
Religion, belief in God, is not a hobby...but a lifestyle choice that informs every aspect of our lives.
Quite frankly, it is the college that has violated the professors God given Right to religion and ...speech. Our very lives are a testimony to the saving power of Jesus Christ.
If you don’t believe in hell, then you shouldn’t be bothered by being told you’re going there.