St. Philip’s College: Professor Terminated for Statements Concerning Biological Sex


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On January 27, 2023, Professor Johnson Varkey was fired from St. Philip’s College, allegedly for his in-class statements concerning biological sex. On June 28, FIRE wrote St. Philip’s explaining that if true, the First Amendment protects Varkey’s pedagogically relevant in-class speech, even when it offends some listeners, and urged the college to reinstate the professor.