The University spokesman had this to say, “We are pleased that the court has upheld our position in this matter. Julea Ward was not discriminated against because of her religion. To the contrary, Eastern Michigan is deeply committed to the education of our students and welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds into our community.” That is, so long as they keep their opinions to themselves. God forbid that any semblance of true academic freedom is actually allowed within the hallowed halls of academia.
While the outcome is certainly bad news for traditional Christian students, it has to also be bad news for Michigan’s Islamic community as well, no? I mean, given that Islam executes homosexuals and does not tolerate them in the slightest, there is no possible way that these students could expect to attend any public University in Michigan right? Wrong.
Islam is protected by the left because it originates overseas and is held in high esteem by people who want to roll back the clock to the year 1400. Those guys will literally hunt you down and kill you for the kind of thing that the left does with wild abandon to Christians. You see, Christians view themselves as being more enlightened and they simply get a lawyer and pray for a good outcome that may or may not happen. Therefore, the left has decided to execute Christianity and Judaism by any means necessary in order to destroy the nation’s morals and speaking your mind is a good enough reason to persecute you according to the Eastern Michigan University.
While those who believe in the salvation of Christ must tread carefully, Michigan is hard at work installing foot washing stations in institutions of higher learning and at taxpayer expense. Doesn’t seem fair does it? The left’s love affair with Islam is never ending. Recently, the City fathers of New York City approved the building of a thirteen story mega-mosque at ground zero. I would even bet you that much of the American aid that is going to be moved to Palestine with the intent of flaunting the Israeli navy is being provided with the help of New Yorkers.
I suppose that I can understand the leftist desire to roll back the clock as many professors are permanently stuck in 1968 and everybody wants to be relevant to the world in which they live. But by suppressing the opinion of a girl that is only expressing an ideology of her faith, the actions of EMU are far more sinister.
I contend that the University is engaged in a witch hunt to prosecute thought crime. Had the girl been a Muslim and not a Christian, I am certain that she would not have been treated in such a vile manner by EMU. While the University’s actions are not surprising, the actions of the judiciary are: “Furthermore, the university had a rational basis for requiring students to counsel clients without imposing their personal values. In the case of Ms. Ward, the university determined that she would never change her behavior and would consistently refuse to counsel clients on matters with which she was personally opposed due to her religious beliefs – including homosexual relationships” wrote Judge Steeh in his opinion.
I cannot help, but to believe that the Judge’s opinion that Ms. Ward would, ‘never change her personal values,” means that the State could never get her to become an apostate to her religion. Therefore, if the State cannot force her to relinquish her faith in Christ, they would simply boot her out of the PUBLIC University. I mean, everybody knows that there is no room for God at a public school. Well, with the exception of Islam. Isn’t it also funny how none of the Muslim kids came to her rescue? Oh wait, she is an infidel. Never mind.
The message to Christians is very clear: you are not welcome. So shut up and bend over or get the hell out of here according to Eastern Michigan University and the Federal Circuit Court. America’s love affair with all things homosexual does not extend to the suppression of free thought. While TV, movies, books, magazines, and tabloids extol the virtues of homosexuality, it should not do so at the expense of heterosexuals. By enforcing a government mandate designed to overwrite existing thought by brute force you are employing tactics that are worthy only of a tyrant. Yes indeed, we have lost our minds in the United States of America.