California Professor Fired for Conservative Marriage Views is Vindicated
Sarah Curlee Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2018 Nov 09
After a legal battle lasting nearly two years, a conservative college professor reprimanded by his school for having “dangerous” views on marriage has won the fight.
The Pacific Justice Institute stated that an arbitrator ruled in favor of Moreno Valley College sociology professor Eric Thompson. According to WND.com the lengthy legal battle entailed a series of depositions and administrative hearings, as well as an arbitration that lasted for several days.
Thompson was reprimanded by the institution several years ago for discussing topics that included marriage, homosexuality, and gender roles with his students.
During the course of his class the professor reportedly “also circulated the film ‘Understanding Same-Sex Attraction’ which suggested homosexuality might be a choice rather than hard-wired,” the institute stated.
According to PJI, the sociology professor introduced conservative thought regarding controversial matters as a way to challenge his students to defend their assumptions.
Numerous students and colleagues viewed the way in which Thompson seemingly endorsed non-liberal beliefs to be a form of “harassment,” come even calling it “dangerous,” PJI mentioned.
“Instead of promoting academic freedom and critical thinking skills, the community college swiftly terminated Thompson’s employment due to the ‘immoral’ nature of his discussions,” said the group.
PJI President Brad Dacus said the “atrocious silencing of this professor, who merely offered a well-balanced presentation of conservative and Bible-based thoughts with prevalent social science teachings, had to be challenged.”
He asked, “How many other voices of reason are being squelched in academic institutions by the far-left?”
Photo courtesy: Micheile Henderson/Unsplash