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U. of I., diocese to meet, discuss terminated professor

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The Diocese of Peoria said this afternoon that a meeting has been set up between the diocese and the University of Illinois to discuss the termination of adjunct professor Kenneth Howell. (read the press release here.pdf.)

The university let Howell go at the end of the spring semester after a lecture and a follow-up e-mail to students in which he described in a class about Catholicism that under natural moral law same-sex relations are immoral.

A group of U. of I. students has been urging the school to reinstate the professor, and they have set up a Facebook page in his support.

A Chicago Sun-Times editorial on this topic appeared on Tuesday.

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Academia...is this what passes as being forthright?

"The e-mails sent by Dr. Howell violate university standards of inclusivity, which would then entitle us to have him discontinue his teaching arrangement with us," Mester wrote." =

"We fired him because we didn't like what he said."

Actually...
"Violated the rules" = "Fired"

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