I remember well when the movie “The Last Temptation of Christ” was removed from the library at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The calls of censorship rang from the rafters of academia. When Dr. Lewis Drummond became the first conservative at SEBTS he asked Dr. Billy Graham to preach the inaugural sermon. As a young Christian I literally witnessed seminary students, supposedly called by God, protest Dr. Billy Graham speaking in a chapel service. Then, some of these same students, placed yellow dye in the fountain in protest of the faculty that left and were then replaced by the incoming administration.
Why tell about this incident? It was during this time that I heard about conservatives being intolerant views they did not agree with and they would censor debate. Well, after reading this article here, my call is to Baylor University. Notice the current news at Associated Baptist Press here. Evidently it is not newsworthy at Baylor either see here. It just does not seem to be newsworthy. In this Baptist Forum there seems to be more concern over a church serving theology on tap and endorsed by a fundamental, or a group of conservative pastor-bloggers blogging under the name SBC Today, than there is in the shutting down of academic freedom.
Where is the outrage at the censorship taking place in academia? Where is the call to the accrediting agencies about this undoubtedly open expression of intolerance and the shutting down of academic freedom? We are not speaking about a professor that has lied about his credentials and is imposing fundamental landmarker beliefs in a leading liberal divinity school. We are seeing the censorship of a world-class expert in the field of evolutionary computing.
My only question is this. Where is the outrage in the academy?