Teacher Fired For Refusing Loyalty Oath TO US
Wendy Gonaver was going to teach American Studies at Cal State, but just before the beginning of the semester she was asked to sign a loyalty oath, pledging to “defend” both the US and California constitutions “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Gonaver is a Quaker and pacifist from Pennsylvania and a lifelong pacifist who objects to infringements on rights of free speech and religious freedom. She was willing to sign the pledge if they would have allowed her to attach a brief statement of her own, but they would not let her do that.
The subject of the course she doesn’t get to teach: free speech and religious freedom in the United States.Click here for reuse options!
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