Public college professor suggests finding ‘cure’ for homosexuality amid monkeypox outbreaks
Although conservatives love to accuse academia as a whole – and professors in particular – of using the university as an opportunity to push “woke” programs on students, the sad reality is that there are many people in higher education that actually espouse archaic and dangerous views and ideas. . And of course, some of these people are in religious institutions, but they are also in public schools. And their ideas don’t exist in a vacuum either; think about the impact of implicit biases and microaggressions on a student’s grades, evaluations, or letters of recommendation, for example.
With all that background in mind, we can consider a recent story from the University of Texas at Dallas, as covered by local outlet My San Antonio. Computer science professor Timothy Farage tweeted out a desire to find a “cure” for “homosexuality, especially males?” This little thought experiment was attached to a link to a story about monkeypox. (Note: my colleague, Mark Sumner, has an excellent in-depth analysis of monkeypox which you can read here.)
Farage’s Twitter account appears to no longer be active (although it’s unclear if it was banned or deleted), but the screenshots have since gone viral. The school says it is investigating complaints about Farage, especially since he doubled down after being called out for his horrific message.
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