In another example of the dangerous intolerance of the radical left, a conservative professor at Marquette University has been threatened with his firing if he does not apologize and renounce his views that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Professor John McAdams stood up for a student who was bullied by faculty member Cheryl Abbate for holding a traditional view on marriage. Abbate told the student, who recorded the exchange, that believing in traditional marriage is unacceptable and will not tolerated.
“You can have whatever opinions you want,” Abbate told the student. “But I can tell you right now, in this class homophobic comments, racist comments, and sexist comments will not be tolerated.” The irony in Abbate’s bashing of her student is that she taught an ethics class. Since when did it become ethical to skewer a student for holding differing beliefs?
One major thing that liberals fail to grasp is that believing in traditional marriage does not make a person homophobic. A phobia is a fear of something. Not agreeing with someone does not equal fear.
McAdams got a hold of the tape of the exchange between the student and the intolerant faculty member and discussed the incident on his blog. According to Breitbart, McAdams exposed Abbate’s intolerance as a “tactic typical among liberals now. Opinions with which they disagree are not merely wrong, and are not to be argued against on their merits, but are deemed offensive and need to be shut up.”
The school sided with Abbate and a “diverse” committee recommended McAdams be suspended through the fall of 2016. The school also demanded that McAdams apologize for his views or be fired from the liberal university. The school demanded an apology within the next two weeks. “Your acknowledgement that your November 9, 2014, blog post was reckless and incompatible with the mission and values of Marquette University,” The statement said, “and you express deep regret for the harm suffered by our former graduate student and instructor, Ms. Abbate.”
McAdams has no plans to apologize for his views. He compared Marquette’s attacks on him to the Inquisition and said that in light of Marquette’s actions, the university identifying as Catholic is nothing more than a marketing ploy.