Victory at Southwestern Community College in ‘Adam and Eve’ Case
July 22, 2008
by Adam Kissel
The American Humanist Association's legal center has reached a settlement in the case of Steven C. Bitterman, a professor at Southwestern Community College (Iowa) who was fired in September—over the phone—after students complained about his argument in a Western Civilization course that the biblical story of Adam and Eve should not be taken literally. Bitterman is satisfied with the settlement. FIRE helped Bitterman compose a letter to the college in defense of his academic freedom, and a group of Iowa faculty circulated an open letter on his behalf. Thanks to the AHA for taking up Bitterman's case and defending academic freedom.