Even the venerable Hampden-Sydney college in Virginia, the 10th oldest college in America, and one of only three remaining all male colleges, has fallen victim to political correctness and fired professor Retired General William “Jerry” Boykin over the political correctness of the Potty War. General Boykin is a former Under Secretary of Defense and the former commander of the Army’s elite Delta Force. He is currently Vice President of the Family Research Council. The General has taught at Hampden-Sydney college for nine years as the Wheat Visiting Professor in Leadership in the Department of Government & Foreign Affairs. General Boykin has been a very popular professor at the school. When the firing occurred there were no students on the campus to object as the school was on summer break.
The comment Boykin made that incensed the PC crowd, members of the LGBT community, and the Special Snowflakes was
“…the first man who goes in the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery.”
Hampden-Snydey was quick to fire Boykin when the LGBT crowd demanded it. Boykin issued this response on Tuesday on his Facebook page,
Because some of you already know and are contacting me about it, let me make it official and let you all know that I have been terminated from teaching at Hampden-Sydney College after nine years there. Hampden Sydney is the 10th oldest college in America and is one of the two Men’s colleges left in #America. Let me begin by saying that it is a fine school with some very good young men who give me hope for the future. There are also a few very good faculty members who I consider to be good friends and true patriots. They stood with me through this whole situation as the school made the decision to terminate me and I appreciate everything that these friends at the school did to try and help.
The bottom line is that I oppose these so called “#Bathroom” bills that let men go into women’s locker rooms, showers, and toilets and I have been very public about it. When I said in Orlando that “…the first man who goes in the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery”, the LGBT community once again came after me, claiming that I was calling for violence against #transgender people.
Well, that is simply not the case and I have never called for violence against anyone. I was referring to perverts who will use these policies to get into locker rooms with girls and women, and I object to that. My statement was meant to be humor and not a call for violence, which everyone in my audience understood as humor.
Nonetheless, I gave the LGBT community just what they needed to pressure the college leadership to terminate me and they did.
My personal view is that PC speech is smothering #freespeech, a#constitutional right in America. Too many years in the #Army talking to soldiers still impedes my ability and willingness to say things that are not permissible under the PC rules and it has cost me a job. But I have not and will not change my position on men in women’s showers and locker rooms.
I hope that moms and dads across America will stand up to this assault on women and girls. These bills are the epitome of disrespect and disregard for women and girls. There are already cases of men doing exactly what I feared would happen, from videoing a ten-year old girl in a gas station to choking a thirteen-year old girl and trying to abduct her. There are several other attacks in women’s facilities that have recently been reported.
Folks, this is immoral and dangerous to allow predators to enter any place where a woman has the right to expect privacy and security. I hope that all who read this will take a stand to protect our wives, mothers, and daughters/granddaughters. This is not about what happened to me at the college. I am done there and the school will not miss me. It is a good school but it is changing like all colleges. Focus rather on the real issue of stopping the insanity that endangers the women and girls that we care about in our lives.
Take a stand with me and sign the petition below to push back at President#Obama and his executive overreach with the Department of Justice and Department of Education. Push back against these bathroom laws, and stand up if not for a moral reason, but for the safety of the women and young girls who would be put at risk.
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Parents of Hampden-Sydney students pay over $54,000 a year for their sons to attend the school. They have every right and reason to object when political correctness rears its ugly head on the campus. This is the perfect time for parents and students to pressure the college to re-instate General Boykin as a professor at the school.
UPDATE: From the Hampden-Sydney Facebook page:
After discussions with Hampden-Sydney College, Gen. Jerry Boykin has accepted another year’s contract to teach in the College’s Military Leadership and National Security minor as Wheat Professor. Boykin stated, he “loves the college and its students and would be honored to teach for another year.”
Interim President Dennis Stevens said he was pleased that General Boykin will be with Hampden-Sydney for one more year.
At the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, the College will continue with its plan to restore the Wheat Professorship to short-term appointments in order to bring multiple perspectives on leadership to its students.
General Boykin issued this response to Fox News,
“Hampden-Sydney College is a fine school with a proud history of young men who have led our country, and I am honored to be a part of shaping the next generation of leaders,” Boykin told me. “I would like to thank the leadership of Hampden-Sydney College for the courage they have demonstrated in reversing their decision and allowing me to remain a part of the Hampden-Sydney community.”