College Republicans could be punished over display containing quotes from Ben Shapiro

College Republicans could be punished over display containing quotes from Ben Shapiro

More censorship on leftist college campuses in the US… so not surprised. This time it’s Maryland’s Hood College. The College Republicans there are being attacked for displaying examples of “conservative culture.” One of those quotes is from Ben Shapiro… someone I greatly respect and admire. The quote has to do with transgenders and the fact that they are mentally confused over gender. For displaying the truth, the group is now under review and under fire. And that is not the only campus by far where this is happening.

On other campuses where it is pointed out that the abortion rate among black Americans is disproportionate, the outrage is palpable. Why? Don’t these people know any history at all? Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood to commit genocide in the womb against black Americans. The College Republicans are claiming that displaying the quotes is a way of ginning up debate and more interest in their club meetings. Sentiment seems to be against the College Republicans… many are calling it a “hateful and threatening” display. So, quash free speech because you don’t agree with it. Where have I heard that before?

From The College Fix:

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Quoting other people may be deemed a violation of campus policy at Maryland’s Hood College.

The private liberal arts school, historically affiliated with the theologically liberal United Church of Christ, is investigating whether to hand down “sanctions” against the College Republicans for a glass-case display in the student center, The Frederick News-Post reports.

The club is displaying examples of “conservative culture” through Tuesday, including views on “abortion and transgender people,” with a quote from conservative pundit Ben Shapiro:

Transgender people are unfortunately suffering from a significant mental illness, and it is not a solution to pretend that transgender people are the sex that they think they are in their head. Biology is biology; men can’t magically become women and women can’t magically become men.

Lynda Sowbel, director of and teacher in the college’s social work program, singled out Shapiro’s quote as particularly hateful. “Some of these things might make students who are here feel threatened, and that’s not OK,” she said. Hanan Zinab, president of the Hood Black Student Union, voiced a similar opinion. “For me, it’s not freedom of speech,” said Zinab, 20. “It’s freedom of hatred.” That is the very same argument that was used to cancel Ann Coulter’s lecture at Berkeley. The Constitution protects freedom of speech… whether you like the speech or not. As long as it is not threatening, they have a constitutional right to say it. That’s what free speech is all about.

As Bill Maher put it, these are modern day book burners and universities are cradles for overly sensitive college babies. The former president of Hood’s LGBTQ club, who is now running for local office, weighed in: Kris Fair called for the college to review “what it means to allow free speech,” adding that he thought there should be “requirements for some respect behind the language you’re using.” The left wants to redefine free speech as something that is not recognizable. It is not free speech they are condoning… it is politically correct speech which is poisonous to our freedoms.

College Republican’s president Christopher Gardner said club members have been “bullied” on social media since the “firestorm” over the display hit Wednesday, but the display did its job: “We just wanted to provoke thoughtful discussion.” If the left gets their way, free speech will no longer be ‘free’. It will be censored and only ‘approved’ speech will be allowed. Sounds like fascism to me.

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