Christian Religious Victory in Wisconsin, Professor Wins Suit
Church Militant reports:
MADISON, Wisconsin (ChurchMilitant.com) - A professor won his lawsuit against a Jesuit university accused of censoring him for his Christian view of marriage.
On July 6, the Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with political science professor John McAdams in his legal battle with Marquette University - overturning a previous ruling in a lower court. The Jesuit college pushed McAdams out of his position in 2014 after he made a blog post defending a student who got chewed out by an instructor for speaking up in favor of traditional marriage, suspending McAdams without pay.
The court ordered Marquette University to reinstate McAdams, stating, "We reverse the circuit court and ... order the University to immediately reinstate Dr. McAdams with unimpaired rank, tenure, compensation and benefits."
"I'm elated," McAdams said of the court's ruling. "It's been three-and-a-half years of being in limbo, one legal hassle after another."
After McAdams' blog post in November 2014, university officials began the long process of penalizing him. The Faculty Hearing Committee decided in 2016 to suspend McAdams without pay. The president of the university said McAdams could not return from suspension without a written apology.