As my last post indicated, the keepers of what is supposed to be the marketplace of ideas at our nation’s colleges and universities are increasingly liberal. Professor Volokh’s recent survey of law school constitutional law professors only confirms this trend. It indicates they overwhelming support redefining marriage to allow same-sex couples to “marry.” A full 87% of constitutional law professors answered “yes” to two questions: Question 1: “As a policy matter, do you think states should legalize same-sex marriages?” Question 2: “As a policy matter, do you support federal recognition of same-sex marriages legalized by the states?” This starkly liberal view of marriage is in marked contrast to the rest of the population where only about 50% approve of same-sex “marriage.” Con law professors are even more liberal than folks identifying themselves as “LGBT” – only 85% of whom support redefining marriage.
The good professor notes that this is a huge shift, but it is not a surprising one. In 2004 a survey indicated that 69% of college professors thought homosexual behavior is “not wrong at all” The social and political views of american professors. What is surprising is Professor Volokh’s survey indicates 78% of con law professors at religiously affiliated schools support redefining marriage to include same-sex couples.
So whether you are attending a pubic university or a private Christian college, it is very likely that your biblical views of marriage are going to be contradicted by the professors you are sitting under. What’s worse, some professors take it upon themselves to vilify and even kick students out of school because they dare to adhere to biblical moral standards. We’ve represented students that experienced both of these types of discrimination and you can read about them here and here.
But thankfully, the constitution still provides protection for public school students who don’t subscribe to increasingly liberal attitudes toward sexual morality. And even private universities often provide protections for academic freedom for their students. Contact us at www.AllianceDefendingFreedom.org for more information.