Stony Brook University's plan to hold classes on religious holidays has caught the attention of perhaps the most famous conservative radio host in the country. And he's not happy.
Conservative host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday blasted the move by the state university, calling it an "attack on people who aren't doing anything."
"So call it what you want: Political correctness, censorship, fear, superiority, arrogance, what have you. Here you have a liberal who has majored in 'social justice studies' mandating that classes will no longer be canceled for Christian and Jewish holidays 'cause it just isn't fair to the others," he said, according to the show transcript on RushLimbaugh.com.
The liberal Limbaugh is calling out is Charles Robbins, vice provost for undergraduate education, who is quoted in the Fox News story that Limbaugh was reading on his show.
The , which other major research colleges have already done, allows it to treat all religions equally on campus, it said. That means Stony Brook will no longer cancel classes for Christian holy week holidays and the Jewish high holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Passover.
But according to Newsday, that hasn't gone over well with the college community.
"It stinks," sociology professor Norman Goodman, a nonobservant Jew, told Newsday. "It's inappropriate. It's disrespectful. . . . It disrespects all religions."