It may come as a surprise to you that a big-time Hollywood producer is actually a self-described conservative. But it probably won’t surprise you that a public school is reported to have revoked an invitation for him to speak at the last minute because of those conservative credentials.
Gerald Molen co-produced Schindler’s List, and worked on other big productions like Jurassic Park and Twister. He was recently invited to speak at a Montana high school near his hometown, but just before the event, the principal told him he would be banned because he is a “right-wing conservative.” It had nothing to do with what he was going to say (which was a typical go-get-em, “believe it and achieve it” speech). The censorship was based entirely on what Mr. Molen believed.
This is just one more instance of the liberal bias that infects our public education system. As you might expect, it’s not limited to public high schools. While 62% of college and university professors identify themselves as liberal, the reality is many more are. 69% think homosexual behavior is “not wrong at all” and 75% think abortion should be legal “for any reason” See The Social and Political Views of American Professors, Neil Gross, Harvard University, Solon Simmons, George Mason University, September 24, 2007, which can be accessed here.
The days of encouraging students to be exposed to various ideas and then make their own conclusions based on personal values and mores are gone. And the reason is not because students have lost their rights. The Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the rights of students at all levels of public education to freedom of speech and religion. But ultra-liberal administrators are simply refusing to allow them to even be exposed to anything that contradicts administrators’ politically correct agenda.
Students (and parents) – don’t stand idly by and watch the First Amendment be trampled by liberal ideologues that are skewing the debate so as to avoid any hindrance to the spread of their doctrine. Contact ADF, at speakupmovement.org, get educated about your rights, and then let us help you take a stand when they are violated.