Your leader on academic freedom (The theory of natural law must not lead to the practice of discrimination, 15 January) concludes that Oxford University law faculty should reconsider invitations to Professor Finnis to conduct seminars because he expressed “homophobic” views in a lecture – a lecture given as long ago as 1994. Such a reconsideration would have disturbing implications for academic freedom, which at its heart protects the freedom of university scholars to put forward seriously held opinions without fear…