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Letter to the Editor

July 25, 2005

Regarding "Taking a policy too far" (Editorial, July 22), in which The Record criticized William Paterson University's punishment of Jihad Daniel for sending an e-mail disapproving of homosexuality, I'd like to add a couple of points.

First, Daniel's status as a graduate student prevails over his status as an employee. The e-mail to which he responded (which advertised a movie about a lesbian relationship) was related to the school curriculum, not his work duties. WPU's attempt to make this an employment matter is a smokescreen. No student should ever be called in by government officials to be told that his religious beliefs are "offensive... Download file "Letter to the Editor"

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