University Staffer Who Said Pro-Life Students Should Be Raped Resigns With NO APOLOGY
Last week, we brought you the story of a staffer from Purdue University who said pro-life students should be raped.
He has resigned his position with no apology.
JC Online has the details:
Purdue staffer quits amid storm over rape comments
With Purdue University officials demanding an apology and hours before students planned to rally outside Hovde Hall to demand his firing for social media comments that pro-life groups took as rape threats, Jamie Newman left his job Monday morning.
“Yeah, I just quit,” Newman, an accompanist in Purdue’s Division of Dance, wrote in an email to the J&C. “Tell the world.”
Newman offered no other comment for publication. Purdue confirmed that Newman had submitted his resignation Monday, effective immediately.
“The university has accepted the resignation and believes this is the appropriate outcome,” said Julie Rosa, a Purdue spokeswoman.
The move followed a week of turmoil on campus, with students, parents and alumni pressing Purdue to sanction Newman for a series of social media posts on a national pro-life news site called LiveActionNews.org, run by a group known for undercover sting videos aimed at compromising Planned Parenthood.
Earlier this month, on a story about presidential campaigns and stances on rape and abortion, Newman wrote: “Oh, I’m sorry. So, let me make my intentions quite explicit: I did in fact offer to rape Tom’s wife/daughter/great grandmother. Free of charge, even. I’m generous that way.” He then offered the phone numbers for West Lafayette police and the local FBI office, closing with: “Drop that dime! I could strike at any minute.”
He sounds like a delightful person, doesn’t he?
How much do you want to bet he gets a job at another college in record time?