Re: [asa] Is There Disdain for Evangelicals in the Classroom?

From: gordon brown <gbrown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Sun May 06 2007 - 20:39:44 EDT

On Sat, 5 May 2007, Rich Blinne wrote:

>> Nelson, a professor of English at the University of Illinois at
>> Urbana-Champaign, said the unfavorable feelings toward evangelical
>> Christians probably have two causes: "the particular kind of R* Party
>> activism that some evangelicals have engaged in over the years, as well as
>> what faculty perceive as the opposition to scientific objectivity among
>> some
>> evangelicals."
>>
>

For people who don't knowingly have a lot of contact with evangelicals,
their stereotype may come from media coverage of evangelicals. It is the
ones who get involved in partisan politics or make the most far out
proposals or promote bad science who get the attention of the media.

Gordon Brown
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395

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