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Catholic Professor fired for teaching Catholic doctrine in a course on Catholicism

The world is nuts that's all I can say
Howell taught classes on Catholicism. He was fired at the end of the spring semester after a class discussion of the Catholic prohibition of homosexual sex. Howell has told students that, as a Catholic, he agrees with it and says he's always been open with students about his beliefs.

A friend of an unidentified student complained in a May 13 e-mail to Robert McKim, head of the religion department, that Howell's stance amounted to "hate speech." The e-mail led to Howell's firing.

Still nothing should surprise us in a world where the Dean the Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts is the Rev Dr. Katherine Ragsdale, of "abortion is a blessing fame."
1 Timothy 4

1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Lord have Mercy.


  1. Terrible really. I read about this last week HERE. You can also read the letter there that Howell wrote about what happened and it doesn't look to me like he's done anything wrong. Even the Catholic Centre where he was employed won't keep him on because they reckon he can't do the thing he was employed to do now.

    It's all so PC

  2. Andrei, that is an excellent quote from Timothy to use on this occassion, and, it seems, an increasing number of times in todays world.

    I'll probably leave this topic for another time to fully discuss it but it reminds me of the beliefs coming from Doug Pagitt, the pastor of a "church" called Solomons Porch: he believes that Christians and Buddhists (well, all other religions) will be judged in the same way - God will restore them all to himself on Judgement Day; plus the fact that he believes there is no hell.

    Lord have mercy is indeed a quote for our times.

    (Off topic: I'm having problems posting comments from IE8, but Firefox 3 is fine. I get this error message:
    "Internal error delivering your message about the blog."
    Any reason why?)


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