In the video, you can hear the professor call the election of Donald Trump an “act of terrorism,” and Trump himself a “white supremacist.” She also went after Trump’s cabinet, describing Vice President-elect Mike Pence as “one of the most anti-gay humans in this country.”
The teacher’s union is demanding that the student be expelled for revealing what is taught in this class; which by the way, was not a political science class but a “human sexuality” class. To a reasonable person, the election of Trump would seem to have nothing to do with ‘human sexuality.’ (A sane person might even wonder why such a class is even offered.) But one of the key efforts of the left is to “Politicize all the things!.
This what not a “discussion,” (as apologists characterize it), it was pure hysteria on the part of the instructor. The part I want to take issue with is professor Olga Perez Stable Cox characterization of VP-Elect Mike Pence as “one of the most anti-gay humans in this country.” Really? More anti-gay than the Muslim Imams calling for the murder of homosexuals?
Is Mike Pence even anti-gay? No. The Gay Left case for this smear campaign rests on two flimsy pieces of evidence. One is Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act — which would have harmed zero gay people — and the debunked talking point that Mike Pence wants to electrocute the gay out of teenagers. And the third part of it is, anyone who isn’t a Democrat, and/or who isn’t cheering loudly enough for everything the gay left supports right now … is “anti-gay.”
Her defenders say that as part of the professoriat, she has a right to say whatever she wants in her classes. All right, but if what she is saying is total bullshirt, shouldn’t it be exposed to the full measure of criticism is deserves.