University of Illinois prof fired over stating his Catholic beliefs

University of Illinois Instructor Fired Over Catholic Beliefs
Published July 09, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — 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.

religious thoughtHowell, 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 . .”


. . been thinking about this for a couple of days, will throw in my 2 cents later. [NOTE: the next day’s thoughts, here.]

Meanwhile, take in some Freeper reaction:


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.

posted on Friday, July 09, 2010 3:13:33 PM by MarineBrat


So, the faggots step up their attacks on the Catholic Church. No big surprise.

Hey Protestants! Those of you whose churches haven’t already capitulated to the queers, brace for collision! The sodomites will be after you, next.

posted on Friday, July 09, 2010 3:28:24 PM by ArrogantBustard


Hers’s with some commentary on the letter …

“I am in no way a gay rights activist”

Of course. I just like the odd buttsecks now and again …

“I can only imagine how ashamed and uncomfortable a gay student would feel if he/she were to take this course. “

Of course you can. Because you like the buttsecks.

‘I am a heterosexual male”

Thanks for telling us. So that one time where you enjoyed the buttsecks didn’t make me gay. but don’t let anyone tell you that enjoying buttsecks is wrong.

‘Also, my friend also told me that the teacher allowed little room for any opposition to Catholic dogma”

Oh, this is a beauty. ‘My friend said’, ie, I have zero proof that the professor actually said this and I’m repeating hearsay.

“limiting the marketplace of ideas”

by expressing opinions that I disagree with.

buttsecks-1“Leslie Morrow, director of the LGBT Resource Center
Siobhan Somerville, a former teacher of mine and the founder of the queer studies major.’

Who happen to like the buttsecks too. I’m telling on you so that they can smack you down.

“I didn’t go to Notre Dame for a reason”

No, because I wanted my love of buttsecks to be confirmed.

posted on Friday, July 09, 2010 4:00:19 PM by BenKenobi


Thank you for the links to the emails! I cannot believe the student thinks the teacher’s email is hate speech…HATE speech!?!

Whether or not someone thinks homosexuality is OK, it’s obvious that, based on natural moral law, homosexuality is immoral. That’s a perfectly reasonable and rational opinion, because two males are obviously not designed to mate with each other. Again, I stress it doesn’t matter whether someone thinks homosexuality is immoral or not. The teacher’s express point was that homosexuality is considered immoral based on natural moral law. That TRUE, even though the student’s fragile mind couldn’t grasp the point.

What’s really amazing? The student actually claimed classes should encourage independent thought and public discourse while engaging in an attack on the very same things!!!

posted on Friday, July 09, 2010 4:17:05 PM by CitizenUSA

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