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Showing all the subtlety of Michael Corleone, administration officials told Weigold any official appeal would be rejected and encouraged him to resign his position as student body president. They gave him an administrative run-around and even mocked his beliefs as a born-again Christian, telling that the suspension would be a good time to do mission work.
The left dominates many campuses, but Mankato State crossed a line by allowing that to affect a student’s academic career.
#1: Siena College boots student for posting Bible verses. Some colleges don’t even bother trumping up academic charges to enforce a suspension and simply punish political speech directly.
Steven Bierfeldt wanted to educate students at Siena College in upstate New York about the Catholic Church’s views on homosexual behavior. So he posted relevant Bible verses pertaining to the subject on flyers around campus.
One would think that at a Catholic college, Biblical discussions are fair game. The administration disagreed when the head of the gay and lesbian student group filed judicial charges against Bierfeldt for posting the flyers.
For the crime of posting Bible verses, the nominally Catholic Siena administration suspended Bierfeldt from campus until the offended student graduated or left (she was, at the time, a graduating senior).
The suspension negated all Bierfeldt’s credits for the Spring 2005 semester. And, not surprisingly, Steve didn’t get his tuition check for that semester back.
Steve has since transferred. Siena has yet to apologize.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?