“Where Free Speech Comes to Die.”
Catholic schools sure have changed. At DePaul University, a poster proclaiming “Unborn Lives Matter” has been banned. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone, would we?
Zip Dialog blog reports:
DePaul, Where Free Speech Comes to Die. They have already banned chalk! Now, they ban a poster. See if you can guess why!
Some students at DePaul want to put up a pro-life poster.
You might think that would be uncontroversial at a Catholic university.
This is DePaul, where Free Speech Comes to Die.
They not only banned the poster. They cited “Catholic values” for banning it. You have to give them credit for a droll sense of humor…
Here is the open letter from DePaul’s President explaining his reasoning.
As we have declined to host a proposed speaker and asked students to redesign a banner that provokes the Black Lives Matter movement.
Some people will say that DePaul’s stance unfairly silences speech to appease a crowd. Nothing can be further from the truth.
–Letter from DePaul Pres., Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., to the university community about speech and DePaul’s values
That statement is pure Orwell. DePaul flatly prohibits speech on a major topic but maintains it wrong to say its stance “unfairly silences speech.” Actually, that is exactly what it does. The DePaul President’s letter could have be drafted by Orwell’s Ministry of Truth.
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