Comment on Student reveals true intent of LSUâ€™s biology seminar class by Rick Jaeger D.D.S..
LSU’s treatment of Louie Bishop demonstrates at least three things:
1.Academic freedom does not stand alone but must accompany academic integrity. LSU’s word parsing in stating “support” for Louie’s beliefs while disciplining him on the basis of the student handbook demonstrates LSU’s agenda-driven duplicity which underlies this story.
2.LSU’s ongoing treatment of Louie, as stated in his letter, demonstrates LSU’s fearless disregard for the church’s position and intervention in the Creation/evolution debate.
3.Substantial changes would seem to be in order to restore an honest and transparent process at LSU.
Many in leadership have been aware of the concerns at LSU for some time, as well as the details of Louie’s ordeal. The question should be addressed as to why Louie was left alone to do the heavy lifting at LSU and why he received little official support while he was “swinging in the wind.” Like David, Louie confronted the giant while those whose responsibility it is to engage were apparently adjusting their armor back in the tent.
Rick Jaeger D.D.S.