Canada’s National Post tears into the Canadian Association of University Teachers’ “investigations” of Christian universities:
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) — which describes itself as Canada’s “national voice for academic staff” — says it has investigated four small Christian colleges and universities in the past 18 months because it wants parents to know what kind of institutions their sons and daughters might attend. In other words, we are told, there is nothing nefarious in the 65,000-member union’s action. It is merely performing a valuable public service.This is disingenuous nonsense. The CAUT is on a thinly disguised anti-Christian witch hunt. There is no other way to describe it.
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The investigations were instigated entirely by CAUT executive and staff. The staff at the four universities aren’t even members of the association, so do not come under its mandate. No authorization was sought from the association’s members. There was no resolution passed at any annual meeting encouraging senior staff to scrutinize the schools’ hiring pract i c e s . No complaints were received from members — or anyone else — about the faith-based hiring and teaching at the schools: Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Crandall University in New Brunswick, Winnipeg’s Canadian Mennonite University and Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ont.
As a friend puts it: “instigated entirely by CAUT executive and staff.” Thinking … so you don’t have to!
Are you thinking. “Only in Canada”? Well, quit thinking that. In the United States, some representatives protested the idea of reading the Constitution aloud before starting a session. See, it was written over a hundred years ago and yobs like you wouldn’t understand it. Did you vote for such a person?
Here’s the deal: In an age when Joe Slouch can get a BA regurgitating the idea that there is no such thing as the mind, and then run for office, inflicting laws on you, people will think you need a dose of meds to settle you down if you don’t like the way the institution (USA) is run.
At least a key national newspaper here protested. Is the New York Times protesting the Martin Gaskell case?
Note: Many American Christian universities have resolved the problem by just giving up. How else to understand Baylor’s attempt to suppress the ID controversy on campus?