Tuesday, March 15, 2005

ACADEMIC FREEDOM - Still zero at Univ. of Colorado!

This is an update of an earlier post on Univ. of Colorado history professor Phil Mitchell firing.
According to Mitchell, a CU administrator was offended that he had students read Charles Sheldon's book In His Steps. Mitchell makes no apologies for using the Christian book.

"Quite frankly, the person who confronted me is a specialist in Eastern Europe [studies] and knows nothing about American Protestantism, and really didn't know what he was talking about," he says. But ... he was in a position of authority in the department and he criticized my use of that book. I took it quietly, but I filed away in my own mind that he did not know what he was talking about. It's an excellent book."
It is sad that conservative evangelical Christians can help win the White House but can't help a good man keep the job he loves.

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