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By Pressley Baird

A professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who sued the university in 2007 has won his case against the school, according to the case manager for the US District Court in Greenville.

Mike Adams, an associate professor of criminology at UNCW, accused the university of religious and speech-based discrimination when he was not promoted to full professor in 2006. A jury ruled Thursday in Adams’ favor. Adams said Thursday he was “speechless” at the end of what he called a seven-year “legal wrangling.”

“I’m just really thrilled that the jury ruled in our favor,” he said. “I’m pleased and honored.”

WWAY spoke with the attorney representing Mike Adams, Travis Barham, who said “They concluded that the University of North Carolina Wilmington retaliated against Dr Adams by denying him a promotion in 2006 and they retaliated against him because they did not like the views he expressed in his books and columns and speeches. Basically, they didn’t like what he said in his own time.”

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9 Comments on "Professor wins lawsuit against UNCW"

2015 years 10 months ago

Personal attacks make the attacker look like an idiot (Remember the phrase “argumentum ad hominem”; it applies to you, Steve Shapiro.) instead of bothering to address the issue at hand.

How about you try to refute the man’s charge against the university?

Steve Shapiro
2015 years 10 months ago

Knowing the arrogant, self-serving mentality of “Prof” Adams, I tend to believe his employer’s side: That the denial of his promotion was not related to the personal beliefs he shouts to the world. Adams hired good lawyers (friendly towards ultra-Right WASP Christianity). These guys made Adams into a victim. Adams’ victory consists of fame, fortune and revenge. Great Christian example – like Adams’ failed marriage.

2015 years 10 months ago

It’s a shame the “open minded, tolerant” crowd has to be forced to be open minded and tolerant.

Way to go, Dr. Adams!!!!! Love the book.

Christine Neal
2015 years 10 months ago

Congratulations Mr. Adams and thanks for standing up to liberal bullies!!!!

M Led
2015 years 10 months ago

It is a sad commentary on our UNC system that a conservative has to file a lawsuit for fair treatment. It just shows you what a liberal and bias education the UNC system is providing our students. We need more people like Mike Adams, unfortunately it probably cost him a lot of money to make this stand! Congratulations and best wishes on your future!

2015 years 10 months ago

Congratulations Mike Adams. Our universities need more people like him. He not only fights for himself. He fights for the students as well. He helped my daughter and her friends with a matter and they aren’t even in any of his classes. Keep up the good work.

2015 years 10 months ago

Adams is a disgrace to UNCW. No school in the country would or should want him, other than Liberty I suppose. He uses his classes as a bully pulpit and whines more than he teaches. Shame on this confused, ignorant jury.

Jack Rose
2015 years 10 months ago

So, you know him well? You attended classes he taught and listened to his lectures? I presuppose this based on your comments that would otherwise be representative of a troll, yes?

God Wins
2015 years 10 months ago

Once again, the limp wristed liberals have shown they are intolerant, bigoted against anything and everything that does not fit within their narrow minded views of the world, ie, the gay agenda etc. Parents, take note,, sending your child to the University of North Carolina Wilmington will corrupt their minds against normalcy and decency.


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