Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Catholic Marquette University "Pays Off" The Non-Catholic, Non-Employee For Not Being Catholic

Throughout my tenure as president, I have vigorously defended the academic freedom of various faculty members – in the face of statements from bishops, in support of the breadth of intellectual inquiry that makes a university strong, and in making promotion and tenure decisions. And I will continue to do so. I certainly respect the rights of our faculty to pursue any research in their own fields of expertise, including scholarly investigation of gender, sexuality and identity. While the events of the past few weeks have raised questions about Marquette’s commitment to the LGB/T community on campus, s@xual orientation was not a factor in my decision. I remain firmly and fully committed to and supportive of the university’s efforts to improve faculty and student diversity. Throughout my administration, and with my active support, openly gay faculty and staff.

Link (here) to the latest in the "Jesuit g@y wars" by Marquette University President Fr. Robert A. Wild, S.J.

Read (here) the official release on the unspecified financial settlement with Dr. Jodi O'Brien 


Anonymous said...

No wonder we can not afford tuition at Jesuit Universities.
A great way to award those who undermine Catholic Church teaching.

Anonymous said...

"Jesuit" is no longer synonymous with "Catholic". In fact, in quite a few instances it means something quite different.