Jesuit university bans prof from campus after exposed pro-gay scandal
Dr. John McAdams, a professor of political science at Marquette University whose blog posts have brought to light many of the Jesuit University’s actions undermining its Catholic identity, has reportedly been suspended, banned from campus and is now under formal investigation by the administration. The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to the University in order to determine the grounds for the disciplinary action, reports LifeSiteNews.
McAdams released the news on his blog, Marquette Warrior, which included an email sent to him from the dean of Marquette, Richard Holz. The email stated that McAdams was to remain off campus while his conduct was reviewed by the University. Enclosed in the email was Marquette’s harassment policy.
The Cardinal Newman Society previously covered McAdams’ report concerning one of the University’s philosophy instructors, Cheryl Abbate, a graduate student who reportedly told one of her students that discussion of same-sex marriage “would be offensive” to homosexual students. She reportedly said the student did not have “a right in this class to make homophobic comments” and invited him to drop the class. The story garnered national attention.
McAdams posited that since his blog has not covered anything “particularly controversial lately besides [the post] about the Philosophy instructor (one Cheryl Abbate), we have to assume that’s what it is about.” McAdams also noted that the dean’s inclusion of the harassment policy in his suspension email might be an indication that “merely blogging about questionable conduct by a Philosophy instructor constitutes ‘harassment’” in the University’s mind.