Don’t Mess with Firefly! How SciFi Fans Made a Campus Safe for Free Speech (feat. Neil Gaiman)

Posted: December 28, 2011 in 1st amendment, academics, administration, agents, education, Education Bubble, education reform, elite, elitist, FIRE.org

This video, which features an interview with legendary author Neil Gaiman, is a lighthearted look at how the University of Wisconsin–Stout backed down from its censorship of Professor James Miller’s posters, one featuring a quote from the science fiction show Firefly, and the other condemning fascism. Stout stood by its actions until FIRE’s advocacy campaign on Miller’s behalf inspired Gaiman, along with Firefly actors Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin, to take to Twitter to encourage their millions of followers to contact the university with their support of free speech.

I have to wonder if the prof had hung a poster with Abu Huraira’s quote of the Prophet as saying,”…a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him…” if the brain dead campus cop would have considered that a threat or conceded it to be “protected speech”?

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