U. of I. instructor fired over Catholic church teachings offered another job

The University of Illinois on Thursday said it had offered a job to an instructor who was fired over a complaint that he engaged in hate speech in his explanation of Catholic church doctrine on homosexuality. The university also said it will stop allowing the on-campus St. John’s Catholic Newman Center to pay instructors who teach Catholic-related courses and will instead pay those teachers itself — ending a decades-old arrangement that troubled some faculty. It wasn’t immediately clear Thursday whether adjunct instructor Kenneth Howell had accepted the university’s offer, which does not include any guarantee of a job after the […]
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