UPDATE: In a tweet, UT-Austin stated that Wells is no longer employed by the university. “Spencer Wells is no longer a faculty or advisory council member at UT,” they wrote. “He previously had a courtesy, unpaid appointment as a part-time adjunct that did not involve teaching. That ended in May and was not renewed. We do not have any association with the views held by Mr. Wells.”
A former adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin whose salary was funded by taxpayer dollars launched a tirade on Twitter this weekend, in which he articulated a desire for Israel to be destroyed and for Catholicism to “die.”
First reported by the Young America’s Foundation, Spencer Wells was challenged by another user on his support for Iran bombing Israel and then launched into the hateful attack.
“After being questioned by a Twitter user if he was using sarcasm when encouraging Iran to bomb Israel, Spencer Wells replied: ‘Nope – I despise the Israelis. If you want to see the post-apocalyptic vision of what Apartheid in South Africa would have looked like in 2020, visit Israel. The Palestinians have suffered for far too long – bomb it until the sand turns to glass…'”
Wells also tweeted “F*** the Catholic Church” and an article detailing “10 Secrets the Catholic Church Hopes You’ve Forgotten,” with the hashtag #CatholicismMustDie.
According to his bio, Wells is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and owner of Antone’s, an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas.
Texas Scorecard reached out to University of Texas Interim President Jay Hartzell for comment, but none was provided prior to publication. This article will be updated if they choose to respond.