But no student, in any class, of any political persuasion, should be forced to sign a letter to legislators that goes against his or her will. That's what Emily Brooker said Kauffman made her do.
Worse yet, she then allegedly had to explain her opposition — she's a Christian who doesn't believe gay couples should adopt — to a faculty ethics committee.
Brooker sued. Kauffman clammed up.
Ms. Brooker is suing Kauffman and the college.
The type of behavior Ms. Kauffman describes in her lawsuit can be found in professors across the nation. I vividly recall during my days at Missouri Southern, taking classes under a professor who made no bones about supporting the Democratic party. That was the professor's prerogative, but if you didn't share the professor's beliefs or at least pretend that you did, your grades were generally not as high as those who fell in line.
There is nothing wrong with exposing college students to different beliefs, but forcing them to adhere to those beliefs if they want to make the grade is an abuse of power.