That's the headline over a remarkable essay in the Chronicles of Higher Education. It's an account of the progressive reaction to a study by the University of Texas's Mark Regnerus. Here's a taste:
Regnerus's offense? His article in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research reported that adult children of parents who had same-sex romantic relationships, including same-sex couples as parents, have more emotional and social problems than do adult children of heterosexual parents with intact marriages. That's it. Regnerus published ideologically unpopular research results on the contentious matter of same-sex relationships. And now he is being made to pay.
Thanks to First Things for the tip. Worth reading the comments too.