University official punished for conservative position

Gallaudet punishes constitutionally protected right to free speech and free expression.
October 12, 2012

Dear ##FirstName[AFA Supporter]##,

According to, Gallaudet University President Alan Hurwitz has placed chief diversity officer, Dr. Angela McCaskill, on paid leave because she signed a petition, while at church, to put the one man, one woman marriage issue on the Maryland ballot.

"This is one of those things where because she simply signed the petition, already she is being victimized, and she has been suspended from her position right now," Derek McCoy of the Maryland Marriage Alliance notes.

"We just see that this is another one of those tacks where if somebody voices their opinion on marriage, they get villainized and also ostracized out of society and [told] 'You can't do that; you can't support marriage being between one man and one woman.'"

The petition McCaskill signed was successful, which means Maryland voters will decide in the November election whether to reject a bill passed by lawmakers that legalizes same-sex "marriage."

Dr. McCaskill serves as the school's chief diversity officer, and is. according to the university's website, the first deaf African American woman to earn a Ph.D. from Gallaudet.



Send an email directly to Gallaudet University president Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz and urge him to immediately and fully reinstate Dr. McCaskill. Secondly, ask him to publicly apologize for his misconduct and violation of Dr. McCaskill's constitutionally protected right to free speech and free expression.