Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Outrage Award Highlights Campus Intolerance

From "Outrage Awards Highlight Campus Intolerance" posted 4/25/07 at

Institutions are ranked for abuses of free speech and academic freedom.

The 10th annual Campus Outrage Awards are out, and several prestigious colleges and universities received top honors for egregious instances of intolerance and intimidation on campus.

The College of William and Mary took first for secretly ordering the removal of a cross from a chapel, followed by U.C. Berkeley for handing out scholarship money to kids with drug convictions. Third place was awarded to Johns Hopkins for trying to shut down a conservative newspaper after it reported on the university-funded appearance of a porn-film director.

...Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, said universities are headed by people who were students in the rebellious '60s. Ironically, they’ve become what they once hated.

"They believe in one-way tolerance," he said. "And, of course, one-way tolerance is really tyranny.”

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