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University of Illinois Reinstates Teacher's Job

University of Illinois Catholic studies professor Kenneth Howell, who was let go from his job earlier this summer due to his anti-gay beliefs (according to him gay sex is "injurious" to the body), has been given the chance to teach at the public institution once again. If you recall, one of student complained about his viewpoints, calling them hate speech.

Howell According to the Chicago Tribune: "The university released a statement Thursday saying Howell's appointment as an adjunct instructor in the Religion Department - teaching Religion 127, Introduction to Catholicism - will be continued for the fall. Howell also taught a course on modern Catholic thought, and the statement did not make clear whether he will still do so. A review of whether Howell's firing by the Religion Department violated his academic freedom is continuing, the university said. 'The University of Illinois is committed to upholding principles of academic freedom and the requirements of the First Amendment,' the statement said."

The university also revealed that they would no longer pay adjunct professors, such as Howell, who teach Catholicism courses through the a local church group, St. John's Catholic Newman Center. They'll now be paid directly by U of I.

But, Howell, as an adjunct professor, could still be dismissed from his teaching position at any time.

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  1. Well Damn,

    Give Tank a break Have you ever thought to realize he may have never attended college? Afterall you he is on Towleroad 12AM to 12PM....lol

    Posted by: RED DEVIL | Aug 1, 2010 4:14:02 AM


  2. TANK IS ANTI-CATHOLIC & BELIEVES ISRAEL IS GOD-GIVEN LAND EXCLUSIVELY FOR JEWS. HOLY MOLY!

    I SAY "JEWS OUT OF CANAAN".

    FREEDOM YES, RELIGIOUS BULLSHIT NO.

    Posted by: BIGOTRY iS EVERYWHERE | Aug 1, 2010 4:16:58 PM


  3. Please try to keep the conversation civil. I can't monitor all comment threads on this site, but when I'm alerted to them and find commenters simply hurling obscenities at one another, those comments will be deleted and those commenters risk losing privileges.

    Posted by: Andy Towle | Aug 2, 2010 8:09:21 AM


  4. I support Professor Howell's right to freedom of expression and full participation in academic culture.

    I do, however, insist on a balanced discussion of these issues. Heterosexual intercourse involves tearing and bruising of the vaginal mucosa. It also transmits human papilloma virus - a know cause of cervical cancer - along with unwanted pregnancy and other sexually transmitted diseases. Irresponsible heterosexual intercourse undermines the family, damages children, and by extension, is destructive to society as a whole.

    Posted by: Bryan Harrison | Aug 2, 2010 5:54:46 PM


  5. "Injurious to the body?" Obviously, he's not using the right kind of lube.

    Posted by: Gay Texas | Aug 20, 2010 6:24:19 PM


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