A different twist to the free speech debate

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by citizenzen, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    A political candidate makes a political ad, and gets fired from a Baptist college because of it ...

    So how is this case similar or different from the Bundy and Sterling free speech cases. Is this just another example of words having consequences? Or did the university violate Winteregg's right to free speech?

    I tend to think the university went too far in firing him over this.

    Check out the ad below ...
     
  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    not sure why Bundy is mentioned. but it seems it is just another example of words having consequences.
     
  3. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bundy was mentioned because he's been the subject of recent free speech debates.
     
  4. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I didn't think he should have been fired over it. Seems a little over reactive.
     
  5. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    It's an xian college. What more needs to be said.
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Oh they had every right to do it, even more so than if it were a public school.

    I just disagree with them that such is the correct policy.
     
  7. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Just like with Bundy, this isn't a First Amendment issue.
     
  8. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    He was an adjunct professor, who had taught one class per semester.

    That's not really a "job" so much as a hobby for which you get paid a few hundred bucks.

    Any time a college instructor engages in political activity, he's blurring the lines between his academic position and his political career. And while Mr Winteregg thought he was being cute with his double-entendre laden tV ad. it clashed with the Christian sensibilities of the college.

    If Mr Winteregg had been arrested or harassed by the cops for running his ad it would be a First Amendment issue. For him to lose his part-time teaching gig - no.
     

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