Wow! In only a few short days, over 6,000 people like you have signed TFP Student Action's petition urging the University of Illinois to reinstate Prof. Kenneth Howell.
If you recall, Prof. Howell was dismissed from his teaching post for simply repeating Catholic moral teaching which condemns homosexual sin.
Did you get the automated reply?
If you already sent your e-mail protest, you probably received an automated reply from Dr. Michael Hogan, president of the University of Illinois.
In short, he states that our protest is misinformed and that Prof. Howell "has not been dismissed."
Important clarification: You see, technically Prof. Howell still retains the title of adjunct professor, but he has been removed from his position as a teacher. And what is an empty title without the work for which the title was granted?
The truth is this:
- Prof. Howell has been SILENCED.
- Prof. Howell's teaching position was REMOVED form him.
- Prof. Howell's was ACCUSED of "hate speech."
But the case is not over. University officials are feeling a lot of heat thanks to you and many other concerned Americans. Students are rallying to Dr. Howell's defense in droves.
So I am praying the university's decision will be reversed and justice restored.
I am posting more background information on the case here for your information, including a legal analysis by the Alliance Defense Fund and a personal account of the incident written by Prof. Kenneth Howell himself.
Thank you for defending the truth. God will reward you for it.
Now you and I have got to keep the peaceful and respectful pressure on – so please forward this message to your friends. I am counting on you like never before.
Many good students on campus are calling for Prof. Howell's return. You can help them defend moral values by signing and spreading this email to your friends. Thank you.
Contact information (Please be polite yet firm)
President of the University of Illinois:
Michael J. Hogan
Office of President
364 Henry Administration Building, MC-346
506 S Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3649
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chancellor and Provost (Interim) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
Robert A. Easter
Office of Chancellor
317 Swanlund Administration Building, MC-304
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
Head of the Department of Religion:
Professor Robert J. McKim
Department of Religion
3080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-166
707 S Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-3643
Board of Trustees