Catholic Marquette University has begun proceedings to fire a tenured professor who was suspended in December after he criticized on his personal blog an instructor at the University who had labeled a student who was defending traditional marriage in her class as “homophobic.”
Doctor John McAdams, professor of political science at the Jesuit university, was also banned from campus and forced to undergo formal administrative investigation in December.
The controversy arose after the pro-traditional marriage student told The College Fix about how MU philosophy instructor Cheryl Abbate told her “Theory of Ethics” class that “gay rights” was a settled issue. When the student fought back, she allegedly invited him to drop the class, telling him, “In this class, homophobic comments, racist comments, will not be tolerated.”
McAdams then chimed in about the incident on his own blog, critizing Abbate and the university itself. “Like the rest of academia,” McAdams wrote, “Marquette is less and less a real university. And when gay marriage cannot be discussed, certainly not a Catholic university.”