May 22, 2011 6:17 PM by Adam Knapik
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Grand Junction church that
invited fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill to speak on Memorial Day has withdrawn its invitation.
The (Grand Junction) Sentinel reports that the Unitarian
Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley did not want to
offend military families by having the event. A group representing the fired professor said Churchill will seek a new venue.
Churchill was fired from CU after he wrote an essay comparing
some 9/11 victims to a Nazi. The university fired him for
plagiarism in other writings, but Churchill argued his firing was politically motivated.
A Denver jury later ruled that that the school unlawfully fired Churchill, but he has been unable to get his job back.