When conscience is criminalized
Joe Coffman - Guest Columnist - 5/14/2009 1:15:00 PM
Usually May is the time of the year when students are fitted for the cap and gown, count their credits, pay their school bill and plan the parties. With a firm handshake and a costly piece of paper, they will start their lives in the real world.
That won't be true for Julea Ward, who used to be a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University until she was kicked out for her religious beliefs.
(Click on the title to read the whole story at OneNewsNow.com)
This is totally ridiculous. This woman did nothing to anyone. She responded to her own conscience and religion, and found another counselor who could help. And for that, she was kicked out.
Everyone had better beware. If this can happen to people like Julea Ward, it can happen to anyone. The day will come when this is turned around, and you can be kicked out for any reason that is considered "intolerant." And the way it's going, everyone is likely to be labeled intolerant in one degree or another.
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