To the editor:
Paul Mirecki's e-mail comments have stirred up the hornet's nest on both sides. There are those who defend his comments, and there are those who find his comments tragic. I, like Chancellor Hemenway, find them repugnant and vile.
However, Mirecki's comments should surprise no one. College campuses are a hotbed of liberal and left-wing fanaticism. Religion (especially Christianity) is, in the eyes of many college administrators and faculty, one barrier in their path.
But even as the religious studies department is infiltrated by these types, the questions arise. How did someone with his views become a professor in theology, let alone the head of the department? Are some of the classes offered, taught meaningfully or in a fraudulent manner? Does the university allow this type of behavior to go on unchecked?
The chancellor or someone from the university needs to address these questions so that taxpaying citizens of Kansas can see how their tax dollars are used by our state-funded university. By the way, how can you be both open-minded and an atheist at the same time?