VIA| Carol Swain has been a professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University for nearly 27 years.
She’s also openly conservative and Christian.
Now, many of the school’s students want her gone. They started a petitionto get her suspended, which currently has about 1,700 signatures.
Why? The petition says that Swain’s personal beliefs are ruining the school’s reputation:
“Over the past few years, Professor Carol Swain has become synonymous with bigotry, intolerance, and unprofessionalism.
While Swain first and foremost has a right to her personal beliefs and the right to freedom of speech within and outside of the classroom, it recently came to the attention of the Vanderbilt community that Carol Swain has let her hate-filled prejudices negatively impact her work, our student body, and Vanderbilt’s reputation.”
She has also been accused of name-calling, posting a student’s personal information on her Facebook page and creating an atmosphere of fear among her LGBT students.
However, Swain has said the accusations are patently false, and has a simple message for the students that are trying to take away her livelihood.