Sunday, April 15, 2018

Montana State University and University of Texas students and the rights of others, including their professors

Earlier I’d blogged about a Montana State University student newspaper that had depicted Jesus as a porn star.

This is not a matter of TOLERANCE.  Speaking as a Christian, I know that tolerance is not a Biblical value, nor is our current worship of the idols of diversity, which simply has come to mean protecting the minority at the expense of the majority, denying millions their First Amendment rights.   Also Christians are told in the Epistles to expect the type of ridicule and hate the college students in the paper promoted.

Tolerance is squishy and subjective, but is implied in secular law, and as such is being violated in many sectors of society.  We are promised in the Bill of Rights (also not in the Bible—roots are the Magna Carta, various colonial documents and the Northwest Ordinance) that Government will not abridge our freedom of religion. A state university is the “government.”  In this case and because it is also “in loco parentis” (allows institutions such as colleges and schools to act in the best interests of the students as they see fit, although not allowing what would be considered violations of the students' civil liberties) should discipline some unruly, rude students who have used other guaranteed freedoms—freedom of speech and freedom of the press. 

The Christians, if there are any on that campus, then have another freedom in the first amendment, to petition the government to redress their grievances.  There may be national organizations, like Campus Reform, who might step in if asked, but I seriously doubt that will happen. College administrations are at least as liberal as the faculty (it’s rare for a conservative to make it through the gate keepers of promotion and tenure), since that’s where they come from, and they don’t want to have demonstrations outside their offices or risk losing their cushy jobs. Even very left of center administrators (Larry Summers, for example) have been booted for not having the correct slant on women or gays.

Today we have another example of intolerance on the campus—a University of Texas professor—a leftist—is being eaten by his own for not reporting a male student who confided in him with honest questions about what was taught in his “masculinity” class.  Assistant professor Robert L. Reece wrote a column running afoul of feminist dogma.

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