Pro-Life Professor Receives Crazy Email In Response To The Planned Parenthood Shooting
Mike Adams is a sociology and criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Professor Adams is known for his pro-life, Christian views.
As first reported by The Blaze, one day after the murders at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, Prof. Adams received a very strange email from a professor at another university in another state. Richard Greenleaf is also a sociology and criminal justice professor, but teaches at Elmhurst College in Illinois.
In response to the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Professor Greenleaf sent an email to Mike Adams accusing him of conspiring with the suspect in the shootings. In the letter, which was obtained by The Blaze, Greenleaf asks if Adams had spoken with the shooter who had murdered three people and injured several others.
“Did you correspond with him Mike? Maybe inspire him a bit to complete his mission of murdering a university officer and 2 civilians?”
Professor Adams called Greenleaf’s letter inexcusable and essentially called him incompetent.
“The fact that he is a criminal justice professor moves it beyond parody. Greenleaf falls short of any reasonable standard of professional competence. His conduct is simply inexcusable.”
Adams also took a shot at the idea of tenure and mocked Greenleaf’s use of his free time.
Though Adams has never met Greenleaf, the two have spoken through email previously. Adams writes for the conservative news outlet Townhall, and in one of his articles, he posts an email that he received from Richard Greenleaf in the past.
“Professor Greenleaf is a living breathing one man argument against tenure. He has little more to do with his spare time than to write me every time there is a shooting — specifically blaming me for the shooting,”
Greenleaf once wrote to Adams to criticize a syllabus that he had put together. Greenleaf thought that Adams was injecting too much religion into his students’ curriculum.
“You teach at a public university it appears. Do you believe in the separation of church and state? Perhaps you should be teaching at a religious institution?”
In the Townhall column that Mike Adams published in response to the email, the professor quoted the only portion of his syllabus that mentioned God or religion.
“Rather than seeing you as the mere product of random mutation, I see you as a unique individual endowed by his Creator – not just with a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – but with a purpose.”
Questioning someone on the religious material in the college classes that they teach is one thing, but suggesting that Adams had something to do with the shooting in Colorado is beyond ridiculous. The idea that because a professor is pro-life, that he somehow is responsible for a psychopath that went on a shooting spree is nothing short of delusional.In response to the accusations, Professor Adams said that he had never seen or talked to the suspected shooter, Robert Lewis Dear.
Robert Dear is suspected of going on a shooting spree in a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. While the motive still remains unclear, most believe that Dear held strong anti-abortion views. Of course, Dear also must have had a major psychological disorder of some kind.
The suspected shooter had several run-ins with law enforcement some years ago. As reported by CNN, in 2002, Dear was charged with being a peeping tom, but had the charge dismissed. He was also charged with animal cruelty and again, had the charges dropped. In 1997, Dear was accused of domestic assault by his wife, but she did not press charges.
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