April 14, 2006

Recommending a Conservative Book = Sexual Harassment?

This one made me do a double take:

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Officials at the Ohio State University are investigating an OSU Mansfield librarian for “sexual harassment” after he recommended four conservative books for a freshman reading program. ADF has demanded that OSU cease its frivolous investigation, yet the university is pressing forward, claiming that it takes the charges “seriously.”

“Universities are one of the most hostile places for Christians and conservatives in America,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel David French, who heads ADF’s Center for Academic Freedom. “It is shameful that OSU would investigate a Christian librarian for simply recommending books that are at odds with the prevailing politics of the university.”

Scott Savage, who serves as a reference librarian for the university, suggested four best-selling conservative books for freshman reading in his role as a member of OSU Mansfield’s First Year Reading Experience Committee. The four books he suggested were The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian, The Professors by David Horowitz, Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Bat Ye’or, and It Takes a Family by Senator Rick Santorum. Savage made the recommendations after other committee members had suggested a series of books with a left-wing perspective, by authors such as Jimmy Carter and Maria Shriver.

You have to give them kudos for creativity. They could have just taken the offending books and thrown them in the garbage like this Brown Shirt Feminista would have done.

Conclusion: If the speech ain't theres, the speech ain't free.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awwwwww your little women hating, gay hating back alley books didnt make it on the list. Bwwwwwwaah

Sat Apr 15, 01:32:00 AM  
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