Academic Freedom Alliance

This organization worries about the right of academics to engage in sincere discussions, even if they might go into hot territory.

We academics are in the Truth business, whether we admit it or not. The service we are supposed to provide society is to search for Truth in good faith, get as close as we can, and then tell it to students and the outside world. We can’t provide this service if students and the outside world forbid us from talking frankly about uncomfortable things.

I like this organization because it may provide help to academics who have fallen into the legal system. I am afraid of this happening to me. I’m a Catholic. I believe what the church teaches. Some teachings of the church, if stated here on campus, would cause an uproar. What if I make a mistake and say something I shouldn’t?