Things are shaping up nicely in the lawsuit filed by professor John Oller against his colleagues at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He’s claiming that his colleagues have urged him to leave, reduced his class size, forbidden him from participating in policy committees, banned his textbook, denied him opportunities to lecture or instruct students, and marginalized his status at the university because of “viewpoint discrimination.”
Oller is not only a creationist, whose articles are posted at the Institute for Creation Research and Answers in Genesis (see links in our first post on this case: Louisiana Creationist Professor Sues University), but he also seems to be an anti-vaxer. Here’s a link to the complaint Oller filed. It’s quite a tale of woe.
We recently posted that WorldNetDaily Supports Creationist John Oller. And he’s being represented by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), described by Barbara Forrest in this article: The Gutting of BESE’s LSEA Implementation Policy: The Untold Story of Alliance Defense Fund Involvement.
And now, adding to Oller’s all-star lineup of supporters, we have Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He runs the online creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. He also created the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Ol’ Hambo has just posted this at his personal blog: Lawsuit over Academic Freedom. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us and Hambo’s links omitted:
The Alliance Defend fund issued a news release on January 5 about a lawsuit against the University of Louisiana over a distinguished professor who, the ADF says, has been “repeatedly discriminated against.”
Yes, we know about the suit filed by the distinguished professor. Tell us something new, Hambo. Ah, his next sentence is this:
The professor is a creationist.
We had already figured that out, but it’s nice to see it substantiated by an expert. Let’s read on:
Many of you will remember the movie Expelled, in which Ben Stein documented case after case of discrimination in academic circles related to the issue of Intelligent Design.
Yes, and we also remember Expelled Exposed, which demolishes Stein’s shabby “documentary.” Hambo then quotes at length from the press release issued by ADF. We won’t bother with that material, but you can read it here: UL-Lafayette censors internationally acclaimed professor for politically incorrect views. Hambo’s post continues:
Dr. Oller, by the way, is also a contributor to our Answers magazine. Here are links to two articles he has written.
We previously provided one of those links, but it’s handy to have them both in one place. Oller’s contributions to AIG are these: Words Are Us, and also More than PIE: Babel Explains Distinct Language Families. Here’s more from Hambo:
I would also ask you to be in prayer for Dr. John Oller and his family. Experience tells me that they will be receiving a lot of persecution (and will be greatly maligned) because of his stand. This will certainly be an interesting case to follow.
Oller won’t be “greatly maligned” by your humble Curmudgeon. Merely referring to him as a creationist is sufficient for our purposes. And here’s Hambo’s traditional ending:
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying
There’s no need to thank us, Hambo. We always have a good time at your website.
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