I have one simple goal for the 2008-2009 academic year: I want to organize more federal lawsuits against universities in one year than I have in the last four years working with organizations like the Alliance Defense Fund. In order to succeed, I need two things from ordinary Americans (including, but not limited to, typical white people).
First of all, I need parents to start raising children who know something about basic constitutional principles. One way to ensure this is to provide kids with alternatives to public education. Even a short two-week stint at a place like Summit Christian Ministries can help put your kids back in touch with the notion that ours is not a living, breathing constitution. In fact, it’s dead as a door nail.
After a recent speech at Summit, I was approached by a college student who had just completed a freshman course in English composition. The professor gave him the following assignment: List six contradictions between Genesis One and Genesis Two.
Yes, you read that correctly. The atheist English professor a) forced the students to write on a religious topic (in a course having nothing to do with religion), and then, b) made the students provide confirmation of his own religious views despite their possible views to the contrary.
The good news is that the student – obviously emboldened by the Good News – defied the professor and explained why his atheist views were wrong. The bad news is that, quite predictably, the professor gave him a failing grade on the assignment. Fortunately, the student was able to rescue his grade with extra credit. But, of course, no student should have to do extra work simply because he is a Christian. It’s like being sentenced to community service for the crime of believing in something.
But, of course, now that the student has graduated from Summit, he knows that what happened to him was illegal. And I have no doubt that it will not happen to him again over the course of his college career. I’m also confident he understands the need for litigation in such situations.
This tendency of professors to try to take advantage of the constitutional ignorance of students is quite pervasive. In fact, while I was at Summit, a staff member brought me a course syllabus from a Latin American Studies course taught by a leftist female professor having such tendencies.
The list of “guidelines” a student had to agree upon before starting the course was unbelievable. Among them was a stipulation that the student agree that, in America, factors such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation are still the most pervasive influences on human behavior.
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