Skip to comments.Librarian sues OSU to get his job back
Posted on 03/15/2008 5:05:57 AM PDT by 50mm
A former Ohio State University librarian accused of sexual harassment after recommending a conservative book for freshmen has filed a lawsuit against the university and some of its faculty.
Scott Savage, who said he resigned because of personal and professional attacks on his character, asks for his job back and for OSU to be forced to change its sexual-harassment policies.
OSU is "an aggressive proponent of the homosexual lifestyle by virtue of its practices and policies," Savage says in the lawsuit, filed in federal court because he says his civil rights were violated.
"OSU is therefore a naturally hostile environment to the expression of traditional Christian beliefs and morality."
In 2006, Savage agreed to serve on a committee to determine required reading for incoming freshmen at the Mansfield campus.
Savage said the books considered by the committee were too liberal and suggested The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian.
Professors James F. Buckley and Norman W. Jones filed a sexual-harassment complaint against Savage, saying he was homophobic for suggesting the book. The complaint was dismissed as unfounded.
Because he continued to be harassed, Savage said, he was forced to resign.
The suit says he is a devout Christian, married for 18 years and the father of eight. It says he has struggled to find library work since leaving OSU.
OSU spokesman Jim Lynch declined to comment.
Being a Michigan Wolverine ...........I would have to say that two Buckeye professors are just a couple of fuzzy nuts!
Our tax dollars are being used to promote the homosexual agenda. Universities push this agenda and anyone who holds an opposing view is intimidated, harrassed and forced out.
I can understand why you hate OSU. We beat you so often in football, lately.
Sounds like the professors prove the point, don’t they? No courses on irony at OSU, I guess.
If they could they'd burn him at the stake for being a heretic...
I remember reading about the case when it was taking place. There should be some ‘comeuppance’ for the jackasses who tried to ruin this guy. He should not have resigned. He should have documented the continued harassment and fixed their clocks already.
What the article left out (leftie author?) is tht the librarian was hauled before a university disciplinary committee to face charges of sexual harassment for the “sin” of recommending a book that two OSU homosexual professors didn’t like. The committee voted unanimously to sanction the librarian, but retracted when the story hit the wire.
“forced to resign” needs some explanation.
See post 8.
Stunning and frightening. So much for the free expression of ideas. ALA and other left wing organizations condemn the banning of books but this case does essentially the same thing. I doubt the ALA will offer any support for this guy. They are the same organization that did nothing to aid Cuban librarians who were jailed.
Understood. He may have been uncomfortable, but “forced to resign”?
It doesn’t look that way.
I’m with other posters who say that he should have stayed and gathered evidence.
And, OSU gets thrashed by any SEC team when ESPN’s favorite football team plays outside its cupcake conference.
I’m praying that Savage wins his suit, and that the libs at Ohio U. get their comeuppance.
Maybe some well placed sexual harrassment lawsuits would help. Someone call the ACLU (sarc.).
“Im praying that Savage wins his suit, and that the libs at Ohio U. get their comeuppance.”
And, the same goes for Ohio State U., too!
I remember being a freshmen at OSU back in 1981 and seeing signs on campus taped everywhere for an organization called the Gay Alliance. In the Student Union, there was a big sign over their office door which read, “Someone you love is Gay.” I remember thinking how perverted and confused these people were. In just a few years, I can probably go to prison for having such “perverted” thoughts. This is called social justice by the Left.
Ohio University is located in Athens, in the south eastern portion of the state on the Hocking river. It's a favorite of students from the east coast - New Jersey, New York, etc., giving it the nickname of "Harvard on the Hocking". Its reputation for a party school also helps. Mascot: Bobcats
The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, and has a football team. "Diversity" is their mantra unless you're Christian or conservative in your politics. Mascot: Buckeyes
I attended OU for a year, and eventually graduated from OSU, so I'm pretty familiar with both institutions.
While at OSU I was a member of the OSU College Republicans and we were easily the most hated and vilified organization on campus. But every time the OSU newpaper, The Lantern, would pour scorn on us our membership would increase. The CR president when I was involved frequents FR from time to time.
He should not have fallen for the “forced to resign” mantra. All that does is disqualify one from the popular government program of unemployment comp.