Huffington Post - Education
December 17th, 2014
A professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee has been suspended
after he publicly chastised a teaching assistant on his blog for
discouraging a discussion in her classroom regarding gay rights, the
school said on Wednesday.
professor John McAdams was suspended with pay from his faculty and
teaching duties at the Catholic university and barred from being on
campus during the school's investigation, according to university
spokesman Brian Dorrington.
The controversy began on Nov. 9 when McAdams criticized philosophy class instructor Cheryl Abbate on his blog.
to McAdams, the instructor challenged a student's opposition to gay
rights and told the student "homophobic comments" would not be allowed
in the class. She also suggested the student drop the class if he did
not like it, according to McAdams.
McAdams wrote Abbate was using a liberal tactic to dismiss any opinion that does not fit into their views.