Republicans demand queer theory banned

CNN reports that US State Representatives Charlice Byrd and Calvin Hill (R-Georgia), supported by the Christian Coalition, have demanded that university courses teaching queer theory, sexuality, and similar subjects should be cut and the lecturers fired. They are outraged on moral grounds and state that such courses are a waste of taxpayer’s money.

Byrd seems genuinely surprised that something like queer theory could be taught at university. And her tone implies that she assumes the nation will agree with her.

An open letter on academic freedom has criticised their demands. The signators:

support our colleagues and appreciate the freedom to share knowledge, and we encourage everyone who shares these sentiments to sign our online petition and/or join our Facebook group.

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