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Alma Mater not excited about free speech
Posted By Eric Sammons On June 17, 2009 @ 9:39 am In Miscellaneous | Comments Disabled
I just ran across a story  about my alma mater, Miami University (the one in Ohio, not the University of Miami in Florida), being sued for not allowing a Christian preacher to preach on the grounds of the campus. They have been in a legal battle for five years and now the university has settled with the preacher and will allow preaching on their campus.
The fact that Miami tried to stop this man from preaching is completely in keeping with what I remember of the university from when I was there in the early 90′s. It was mostly political correctness run amuck. When I was there, we put up a “cemetery of the innocents” in remembrance of all the children killed by abortion and the campus went bonkers. The student government was mostly about trying to control what everyone said and thought. I’m glad to see they were brought down a peg.
A little quibble: the linked story says that Miami is named after “the Miami River valley in southwestern Ohio.” This is not correct: Miami is named after the Miami Indian Tribe, which lived in the area until being forced to move to Oklahoma. Because of this, the mascot used to be the “Redskins” until it was politically incorrect to have such a name. It is now the RedHawks, although simply “Reds” after Soviet Russia might be more appropriate.
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