Kenneth Howell, the Catholic studies University of Illinois professor who lost his job after nine years over an email he sent to students teaching them about the immorality of homosexuality, will keep his job.
The university says in a statement Howell will be welcomed back for the fall term, which is quite the about-face for the school after latching on to the email — which included statements like:
To the best of my knowledge, in a sexual relationship between two men, one of them tends to act as the “woman” while the other acts as the “man.” In this scenario, homosexual men have been known to engage in certain types of actions for which their bodies are not fitted. I don’t want to be too graphic so I won’t go into details but a physician has told me that these acts are deleterious to the health of one or possibly both of the men. Yet, if the morality of the act is judged only by mutual consent, then there are clearly homosexual acts which are injurious to their health but which are consented to. Why are they injurious? Because they violate the meaning, structure, and (sometimes) health of the human body.
See, it’s not that Howell, a practicing Catholic, actually meant to brainwash his students with any of those words (which were in preparation for an exam). He just wanted to communicate what the Vatican thought about fags. Which he just happens to think, too. Naturally, the Catholics are happy.