“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chaplain Wants Students to Have College Credits for Voting Obama?

If you had any doubts, any at all, that our colleges were staffed with liberal nutcases, here's a story to take you to the believin' side of things!

A Chaplain at the University of Massachusetts sent out an email offering two college credits to students who would be willing to campaign for Barack Obama. Yes, a Chaplain, a supposed servant of God at a school of supposed higher learning wanted to circumvent ethics and give away college credits if someone was willing to help elect his earthly god, Barack Obama. What minister would ever do something like that? It's cheating. It's slimy. It should cost him his position. But it won't.

Whatever happened to separation of church and government? Isn't that some big tenet of libs? Guess it's another one of those situational things. If they like the situation they change the parameters and their actions.

If the Chaplain isn't fired for the ethical side of things, then he should be let go for stupidity. He should have to go sit with the dumb kid who hacked into Sarah Palin's email account. Both of them crossed the line, went way over the line, when it came to their politics.

I believe if this Chaplain hadn't been dumb enough to put his in writing that it would be happening. Of course, it may still happen but who's going to be able to prove it? Of course the college has to deny it and back pedal. They're probably irritated the Chaplain sent our a public email.

Just when I think this election can't get any wackier, along comes a chaplain who has his god's mixed up.

UMass chaplain fails in effort to boost Barack Obama’s

University of Massachusetts officials yesterday quashed efforts by an
Amherst campus chaplain to offer two college credits to any student willing to campaign in New Hampshire this fall for Democrat Barack Obama.

Chaplain Ken Higgins told students in a Sept. 18 e-mail, “If you’re
scared about the prospects for this election, you’re not alone. The most
important way to make a difference in the outcome is to activate yourself. It would be just fine with McCain if Obama supporters just think about helping, then sleep in and stay home between now and Election Day.”

Higgins added that an unnamed “sponsor” in the university’s History
Department would offer a two-credit independent study for students willing to canvass or volunteer on behalf of the Democratic nominee.


Inquiring minds (mine among them) want to know who this "sponsor" might be. Do you think the university mucky-mucks are going to follow up to find out? Do you think they'll do anything to this Chaplain (if they even can)? Do you think schools across the country are going to take note and say, gee, maybe we ought to institute a similar program? What kind of thought process did this Chaplain and the "sponsor" engage in (and what were they drinking)? Did the guy not take logic in seminary? ethics?

1 comment:

Sheila said...

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