Teacher Fired For Refusing Loyalty Oath TO US

Posted by | May 2, 2008 16:13 | Filed under: Top Stories

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.

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