A GOP supporter of traditional marriage has been refused by a Minnesota college from teaching a college course by those same academics who are always screaming about tolerance and dialogue.
It's called a blacklist.
Tom Emmer ran for Governor of Minnesota last year. He came very close to winning. So he accepted a job to teach an undergraduate business law course at a local university called Hamline University. And all seemed well...until the email went out to professors about a traditional marriage supporter joining the teaching staff. And then things went not so well.
It turns out that Emmer, because of his stance on marriage was blacklisted.
According to the academic journal Inside Higher Ed:
Emmer said the university decided to hire him as an adjunct faculty member in October, but the next month, opposition to his hiring surfaced after a meeting with other faculty members. By the next week, officials told Emmer, who is known for his stance opposing gay marriage, that he would not be teaching at Hamline.The school is trying to say that he wasn't actually ever officially officially hired. A Hamline spokeswoman, said they were just "in discussions."
In a letter to Linda N. Hanson, Hamline’s president, Emmer said: “Apparently, because of the very vocal few, the University was not going to honor our agreement.… [I]ncredibly, because of my conservative political views I will not be allowed to teach business law to Hamline students.”
While that may or may not be technically true, Emmer's got an email from October in which a school administrator introduces Emmer to some other faculty members and says that he is going to be teaching the Business Law course. It reads, "“This is Tom’s first time teaching the course. I have given him a copy of your syllabus but am hoping you would be able to let him know exactly what text you are using and anything else that might be helpful for him."
That seems pretty far along "in discussions" doesn't it?
Hamline's student newspaper quoted David A. Schultz, an adjunct professor at Hamline's law school, saying that some faculty members had complained to administrators about Emmer's possible hiring, citing two issues: his stance on same-sex marriage and the fact that he was being hired without a hiring committee or faculty review, according to Inside Higher Ed.
So let's get this straight -the two reasons the academics rejected him were that Emmer supported traditional marriage and that the faculty wasn't given the chance to block him because he supported traditional marriage.
So they blocked him because they hadn't been allowed to block him...because of his stance on marriage. Got it?
Emmer said: “I think universities should be places of tolerance where, hopefully, different perspectives are welcome.... Talk of bigotry, this is not racial but this is political bigotry and it is of the worst kind.”
College and universities have tolerance for the OWS crowd but none for anyone who believes marriage is between a man and a woman. No. More evidence that when academics speak of tolerance it just means they want to get their way and anyone who stands in their way will be shunned from society.