How many genocides are you allowed to champion before you’re fired as a faculty member at the University of Kansas?
The apparent answer is “at least one,” as the university has decided to continue the employment of David Guth, the journalism professor that infamously called for the killing of children of National Rifle Association members.
A state official from Kansas criticized the University of Kansas’ decision to allow the professor suspended over a tweet that targeted the National Rifle Association after the Navy Yard shooting to be allowed to return the school.
“All they’re doing is stalling, hoping that it will die down and everybody will forget about it,” State Sen. Greg Smith, a Republican lawmaker, told The Kansas City Star. “He was way out of line, way outside anything that’s covered by tenure, due process or anything else. As far as I’m concerned, it was hate speech.”
The journalism professor, David Guth, will not return to his classroom in 2013 and it is unclear if he will be back in the fall.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, from the school, issued a press release stating that Guth would be assigned to other duties. It also said he would take a planned sabbatical in the spring. His annual salary is $82,703, The Kansas City Star reported.
Guth had already been in trouble once with the University before, having been censured for intimidating another faculty member. His firing for this second offense should have been nearly automatic. This man is obviously not fit to be an educator anywhere, and that they continue to employee him says much about the radical nature of the University of Kansas’s administration.
Rest assured that if Guth had called for the mass murder of gays, Asians, or Obama voters that he not only would have been terminated by now, but that he would have been blackballed for employment everywhere in the nation.