Beating Free Speech in Kansas

In the ongoing debate over Intelligent Design, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported today:

The University of Kansas religion professor whose proposed course on the “mythology” of intelligent design sparked an uproar last month said he was beaten up early Monday morning by two men who were angry over his disparaging remarks about Christians…..

Paul Mirecki, who is chairman of the religious-studies department at Kansas, had proposed a course called “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism, and Other Religious Mythologies.” The title itself angered intelligent-design proponents, who objected to being lumped in with “other religious mythologies.”

Professor Mirecki canceled the class last week and his dissent from the majority was silenced.