Is this is what Creationists mean when they put forth ‘Academic Freedom’ legislation?
Sure enough, I just received confirmation today in a letter from the Open Records Office at the University of Oklahoma. The letter confirms that on the day of Dawkins’ speech, Oklahoma State Representative Rebecca Hamilton requested substantial information relating to the speech from Vice President for Governmental Relations Danny Hilliard. Representative Hamilton’s exhaustive request included demands for all e-mails and correspondence relating to the speech; a list of all money paid to Dawkins and the entities, public or private, responsible for this funding; and the total cost to the university, including, among other things, security fees, advertising, and even “faculty time spent promoting this event.”
This rotten twat sent irate emails hours before Dawkins presentation, ie the content of his presentation was meaningless. The problem, evidently, was ‘Dawkins’ as a symbol. Rebecca Hamilton believes that not only should Dawkins not have the right to speak in OK, he should not have the right to exist in this state, because she is against what he symbolizes. Her rant touches everything from demanding to know how much money was spent on security the night of the event, to how much time faculty spent supporting the event. Thought police much, bitch?
Oklahoma: Where Democrats are Republicans, and Republicans are batshit insane.
Meanwhile, EXPELLED star Ben Stein spoke last fall at the Oklahoma State University to the tune of $60,000, and no one seems to have cared at such an expense to ‘the tax payers’.
This is what ‘Academic Freedom’ means to Creationists. Creationism gets a free pass, and evolution supporters are to be subjected to witch hunts. Im sure this will be the topic of Walt Ruloffs next documentary. Right?