A religious studies major was barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for saying during class that there are only two genders.
IUP senior, Lake Ingle, said he was punished and silenced by Professor Alison Downie
Lake Ingle, a senior at the university, said he was silenced and punished by IUP Professor Alison Downie for questioning her during a Feb. 28 “Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation” lecture.
After being subjected to a 15 minute Ted Talk by an ex-pastor transgender Paula Stone Williams discussing “mansplaining,” “sexism from men,” and “male privilege,” the prof asked the women in the class for their thoughts. After no women spoke up, Ingle did, telling the class that the official view of biologists is that there are only two genders.
The feminist professor then did what all left-wing activists do; she silenced him by kicking him out of class, and she told him to not come back. She then referred Ingle to the public university’s Academic Integrity Board (AIB)… for questioning a university professor in a university classroom.
I thought college was where you were encouraged to debate, to ask questions, to open your mind and a place where you can experience a diversity of ideas. Apparently not if you’re a conservative libertarian in Alison Downie’s classroom.
The problem for Ingle is he needs to complete the class in order to graduate at the end of the semester.
“You are barred from attending this class in accordance with the Classroom Disruption policy,” IUP Provost Timothy Moerland told Ingle in a March 2 letter.
Classroom disruption? I thought no one answered the professor’s question, so Ingle chimed in. That’s not a classroom disruption. That’s called classroom participation.
Ingle is making the argument that what the professor did was unconstitutional, being a public university.
From Fox News:
“My professor is violating my First Amendment rights because of the fact that my views and ideology is different from hers,” Ingle told Fox News. “So she took it on herself to silence and embarrass me – bully me – for speaking up in class.”
The snowflake professor accused Ingle of “disrespectful objection,” “refusal to stop talking out of turn,” “angry outbursts”, and for making “disrespectful references to the validity of ‘trans identity’ and experience,” in response to being required to listen to a trans speaker discuss the reality of “white male privilege” and “sexism.”
I personally would rather sit through a root canal without anesthesia.
Ingle sees it as a free speech issue, and the perfect example of left-wing faculty members constantly abusing their intellectual power at universities, especially against conservative students who don’t always agree with the gobbledygook nonsense being pushed as learning these days.
“It is my firmest belief that every human being has the freedom and right to identify, dress, and represent oneself as they see fit,” Ingle said. “I think this is all an attempt to silence my views personally because they contradict the ones she pushes in class so evidently.”
A ruling set for March 19, after an AIB hearing that was held on Friday, will determine whether or not Ingle will graduate in May. Either way, Ingle is determined to someday become an educator.
“When you see that kind of misuse of intellectual power, you want to be the person that comes back and does it responsibly and with morals,” Ingle said. “Instead of being the purveyor of your ideology, you can be an educator.”
Let’s not forget that Ingle was a religious studies major in a Christianity class where the professor mocked the Christian belief that God made Adam and Eve, man and woman, neither of which demanded to be addressed by their proper pronouns.
SOURCE: Fox news