Date: November 8, 2006
Contact: John Black, (417) 836-8507
Dr. Michael T. Nietzel, (417) 836-8500
SPRINGFIELD-Missouri State University today signed an out-of-court agreement with the Alliance Defense Fund, thus ending the lawsuit filed against the university by Emily Brooker.
On Oct. 30, the Alliance Defense Fund posted on its website a news release with a link to a lawsuit filed by Brooker. In the lawsuit, Brooker claimed that before she graduated from Missouri State in May 2006 with her undergraduate degree in social work, her free speech and religious rights had been violated in two social work classes. Missouri State University officials have spent the past several days investigating the allegations and discussing the case with the Alliance Defense Fund.
I was very glad :spin: to see that this young woman had the gumption to stand up for her beliefs, however un-modern. I know it's a little old but I just came across it recently.
This raises the age-old and irresolvable, IMHO, issue of how do we reconcile our personal beliefs with the needs and wishes of our patients?