I’m certain that news of my resignation will disappoint readers who have enjoyed my columns critiquing UNC-Wilmington’s leftist orthodoxy over the last several years. But I know their disappointment will be outweighed by UNCW’s joy upon hearing of my decision to leave the university. In fact, effective today, I’ll be leaving to begin my new career as a Winston Smith Professor Emeritus of Social Work at Missouri State University.
I have decided to take the position at MSU for two reasons: 1) I want to commit the rest of my career to the intellectual rape of my students by forcing them to lobby the state for policies that violate their deeply held religious beliefs, and 2) MSU encourages professors to intellectually and spiritually rape their students - even defending them when they are caught in the act.
I’m certain it comes as a surprise to many that a man who has fought so long and hard against political indoctrination in higher education would suddenly do an about-face and join the very forces he has battled with such passion. It reminds me of the time my undergraduate psychology professor started to develop an uncontrollable nose twitch coupled with a desire to stuff his office from wall to wall with things he really didn’t need. It wasn’t that he found rats to be desirable. But after years of observing them, he did start to mimic their behavior.
And I’m certain it will surprise many that my career path will lead to MSU – as opposed to Brown, UC-Berkeley, or UT-Austin. I wouldn’t have expected it either – not until I heard about the case of MSU Social Work student Emily Brooker.
Emily’s trouble began when she was forced by Social Work Professor Frank G. Kauffman to write a letter to the Missouri State legislature urging representatives to pass legislation that would allow gays to serve as foster parents and even to adopt children.
When Emily refused to do the assignment – because of her religious objections to homosexuality – she was punished. Her complaint about the assignment led to a formal disciplinary hearing.
The hearing was typical of those at most universities. Emily was given no lawyer nor was there any written record of what happened. But she reports that she was asked very personal questions about whether she believed that homosexuals are sinners. And then she was written up for openly confessing her religious objections concerning homosexuality.