UM professor resigns amid investigation into his controversial blog

A tenured professor at the University of Montana announced through his attorney that he has resigned amid an investigation into his blog. This comes after a student newspaper reported the blog shared homophobic and misogynistic views.

Rob Smith’s statement, which was shared on Twitter, said the university previously told him his blog, which he says expresses his religious beliefs, was protected under the First Amendment. He says he’s sparing his family from an investigation that he says is “not being handled with the objective due process.”