Albert Pennybacker wrote an op-ed that was published in Monday’s Herald-Leader that takes The Family Foundation to task for perverting religion and higher education.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
I am appalled that the foundation has attacked respected professors at the very best of our Kentucky universities and sought to manipulate state funding against them.
And this action, note, is taken on the basis of the foundation’s ideological agenda. Has The Family Foundation been appointed guardian of what is intellectually appropriate and morally acceptable?
Second, the foundation is an integral part of a larger network of exclusivist religion — ”my way or the highway“ — which is always suspect.
Why else would legitimate areas of study be attacked as offensive or inappropriate? Good religion affirms an open mind, advocates honest inquiry and applauds sound intellectual contributions to understanding the complexities in the life we share. These foster our living better together.