The Crunchy Con reviews some of the arguments in favor of sacking PZ Myers, the atheist blogger and University of Minnesota professor who publicly called for and then followed through on desecrating the Eucharist, which he called just a cracker but Catholics revere as the transubtantiated body of Christ.
I don’t want him to be a free-speech martyr. But Akin contends—correctly, I think—that what Myers did crossed an important line in civil society. It is one thing to say offensive and controversial things; it is categorically different to do what he has done. ...
Think about it: if you were the president of this public university, and you had a professor who sprayed swastikas on a synagogue, how long would it take you to fire him? Even if you were a closet anti-Semite who sympathized with the professor’s action, you would know that keeping someone so unable to contain his hatred of Jews on faculty would be an untenable situation. If he is willing to cross that line, what line won’t he cross?
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