By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org
Scott Yenor, tenured professor at Boise State University professor who has published articles about parental rights and the importance of the traditional family has come under attack by his administration for violating the “diversity” and “civility” mantra. Readers not familiar with the terms diversity and civility need a left to normal translation. In the minds of the leftist who run much of our educational establishment, diversity defined by race or sexual preference. It absolutely does not mean diversity of thought which is what higher education is supposed to be all about. Civility is defined by this same group as speech that adheres to and supports leftist thought. If you oppose leftist ideas on racial and sexual oppression, they you are ipso facto “uncivil.” Such is the state of freedom of expression and the First Amendment on many college campuses today.
Professor Yenor has been under siege on campus after publishing articles with The Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal about feminism and the transgender movement.
In those articles, Yenor explained the similarity in philosophy between the early feminists and modern transgender movement and how they aim at undermining traditional family values.
He wrote in a Daily Signal article on Aug. 2:
Transgender rights activists are seeking to abridge parental rights by elevating the independent choices of young children. Respecting the sexual and gender “choices” of ever-younger children erodes parental rights and compromises the integrity of the family as an independent unit.
Professor Yenor was commenting on the now celebrated notion that young children can determine their own gender, and that they may shift their choice on a whim at at day or time.
A petition to have Yenor fired—which has now gained thousands of signatures—has been passed around on campus. Activists have posted flyers attacking him, and some have called for other faculty to come out and officially condemn him.
Despite these calls, Boise State has said it will not fire Yenor, according to The College Fix.
That doesn’t mean it’s easy sailing for Yenor, who continues to be lambasted and isolated.