College student recovered after the 18-day captivity of Christianity class, gender, speech



Student ejected for telling a pro there are only 2 sexes

Religious studies major barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, to say that there are only two sexes. #Tucker

More Ingle, a religious studies major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was kicked out of the Christianity class earlier this month to say that there are only two sexes. He is now allowed again.

IUP President Michael Driscoll announced at a press conference on Monday of his decision to go against Professor Alison Downie’s controversial request for a ban on Ingle of class for “disruptive behavior.”

Ingle told Fox News he was booted from Downie’s classroom for the challenge of the feminist theology professor at the biology of the males and the females and the gender wage gap during a Feb. 28 lecture in which she allegedly asked only women to speak to after a TED Talk by transgender ex-pastor Paula Stone Williams. Williams talked about the “reality” of “mansplaining,” “sexism of men” and “male privilege.”


Downie kicked him out of class and asked him not to come back, that would have delayed graduation if not for the college president of the decision.

Driscoll said he is “disappointed” in how the university handled the situation, adding the “lack” of devotion to the First Amendment.

Ingle believes that the termination of his 18-day exile a victory.

“I’m glad I can get back to the classroom and graduated on time,” Ingle told Fox News. “I was surprised that the president stepped in for the ruling but glad that he made the right choice.”

Ingle was considered for the receipt of a decision of the academic Integrity Board Monday on whether he would still be excluded from a Downie’s upper level “in Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation” class, but Driscoll said he paused, the formal process for an indefinite period of time without any consideration of AIB’s decision.

Dr. Alison Downie referred student, More Ingle, IUP’s academic Integrity Board, to banish him from the classroom. IUP President Michael Driscoll reversed the decision Monday in a press conference.

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Driscoll reported to the IUP community that specialized faculty members – including Assistant to the President for Social justice Dr. Pablo Mendoza – the facilitation Ingle’s return to the classroom, but “if these steps do not yield positive results, I reserve the option to restart from the university formal processes.”

The IUP president also took the opportunity to have a different problem on campus – how a group of students, the Turning point of the U.S. at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was attacked for inviting a conservative speaker to campus.

Driscoll said students labeled invited speaker, Turning point USA founder Charlie Kirk and their campus chapter members as “Nazis” and “fascists.”

“In a free society, people with opinions you don’t like should be allowed to speak, and can call you names,” he said. “People are even allowed to write essays that use violent metaphors to describe their feelings about a challenging situation without fear of punishment.”

Driscoll hopes that both problems can be solved, in what he calls the “IUP Way.”

“I am hopeful that what we all learn in the coming weeks will inform a thorough review and revision of the underlying university policy to ensure that we meet our educational mission in the IUP Manner, while complying with the law of the land,” he said.


Ingle is now set to graduate and hopes to one day be a professor.

“When you see that kind of misuse of the intellectual power, you want to be the person who comes back and does it responsibly and with good manners,” Ingle said. “In place of the supplier of your ideology, you are an educator.”

Downie not respond to request for comment.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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