The fun loving, Christian hating professor who was bidding to head the Sociology department at Brooklyn College, Timothy Shortell, has announced that he has decided not to seek the chair after all. I am sure that the administration had no input in the matter, and that ol’ Timothy (I can see him correcting anyone who calls him Tim) did it out of deep reflection and thought.
If you believe that one , I got a bridge right up the road to sell you.
From the New York Sun:
Brooklyn College professor who described religious people as “moral retards” said he is dropping his bid to become chairman of the department of sociology after the college’s president expressed outrage over his views.
Timothy Shortell, an associate professor in the sociology department at the CUNY senior college, sent a bitter e-mail on Monday to several departmental heads saying he had decided to step down as chairman-elect and claiming he was a victim of a political attack.
Yesterday, the college’s administration, led by the president, Christoph Kimmich, announced that Mr. Shortell declined the appointment but would be consulting on the future leadership of the department.
In his e-mail, Mr. Shortell expressed anger at the treatment he received from some members of his department and at what he called the administration’s “inadequate” defense of his academic freedom.
“After witnessing the amount of venom directed at me by some members of the department during the last two weeks,” he wrote, “I have come to doubt the possibility of any amicable solution.” The e-mail was forwarded to The New York Sun by the chairman of the department of television and radio, George Rodman.
Timothy, if I dare, can I give you some advice. If someone came into you department and wanted to teach a class on comparative Religion that said all Atheists are “ moral retards”, you would have denied them a position and/or tenure at a moments notice. So stop throwing stones, you were found out, and now you are paying the price for it. That is the real world.
Hat tip Michelle Malkin.