WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon December 13, 2004
UL Professor Loses Contract Over Comments
Louisville, KY – A sociology lecturer at the University of Louisville has temporarily lost his contract after accusations that he urged violence against conservative voters.
The University has announced that instructor John McTighe's contract has been withdrawn for the spring semester by mutual agreement, pending a review.
A student claims McTighe made comments to his class that could be interpreted as advocating gun violence against what the teacher allegedly called "religious zealots".
McTighe has acknowledged that he made comments November 4th similar to those cited in a conservative student newspaper and on the American Family Association's web site. He was quoted as saying conservative voters should be shot with automatic rifles.
But he later said the comments were taken out of context and that he was not calling for violence.