The Catholic Professor

 Posted by on 5 February 2004 at 11:10 am  Uncategorized
Feb 052004

This is the first FIRE case I’ve heard of involving a philosophy department:

FIRE has come to the defense of a philosophy professor who has been stripped of his classes for refusing to veil his religious identity from students. Dr. James Tuttle, a Catholic philosopher at Lakeland Community College, near Cleveland, Ohio, was told that he might “be happier in a sectarian classroom” and was threatened with dismissal for making statements on his syllabi and in class that disclosed his religious faith and its effect on his views of ethics and philosophy.

Dr. Tuttle has endured persecution for months, and now faces losing his job. FIRE has begun its advocacy efforts on behalf of his academic, legal, and moral rights.

I would wish Dr. Tuttle luck, but with FIRE on the case, I doubt he’ll need it!

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