Gonzaga U. Cites its Christian Mission to Justify Rejection of Ben Shapiro
“extremely divisive and hateful speech”
The College Republicans want to bring Shapiro to campus and Gonzaga is actually claiming that doing so would violate their Christian mission. This is outrageous.
Campus Reform reports:
Gonzaga cites Christian mission in rejecting Ben Shapiro event
A Washington State college rejected a proposal to host Ben Shapiro, citing the school’s Christian mission, as well as the conservative commentator’s tendency to attract “extremely divisive and hateful speech.”
Gonzaga University’s vice president of student development, Judi Biggs Garbuio, denied the school’s College Republicans chapter’s request to bring Shapiro to campus, citing protests and safety issues, and arguing that such an event would go against Gonzaga’s mission statement.
“Mr. Shapiro’s appearances routinely draw protests that include extremely divisive and hateful speech and behavior, which is offensive to many people, regardless of their age, politics or beliefs,” Biggs Garbuio said in a response to the event request submitted by Gonzaga College Republicans President Olivia Johnston and obtained by Campus Reform.
“Gonzaga University is committed to the human dignity of every individual,” the administrator continued. “This is the core of our mission based on the teachings of Christ Jesus, and the foundations of the Society of Jesus. We stand in solidarity with vulnerable members of our community who may be targeted for discrimination, ridicule, or harassment by others.”
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What’s the takeaway here? That tolerance isn’t a Christian value and discrimination based on one’s beliefs (if those beliefs are “icky”) is? Way to carry the torch, Gonzaga.
citing the school’s Christian mission
Inspired by Jesus the Censor, no doubt.
“Mr. Shapiro’s appearances routinely draw protests that include extremely divisive and hateful speech and behavior, which is offensive to many people, regardless of their age, politics or beliefs,”
And Jesus said, Give in to those who hate you. Stop preaching when you get hecklers. Don’t be offensive. Go along to get along.
Your Jesus alleged quote sounds like much of what passes for today’s form of Christianity: too much turning the other cheek and not enough standing firm.
Mr. Shapiro is not responsible for how people protest against him. Unless you can explain how he IS somehow responsible for that. It’s called “personal responsibility” and “accountability”. Those are things that totally elude the brain-dead protesters.
I was born and raised a Catholic. Even educated mostly in parochial schools. And I haven’t participated in over two decades. The modern church hardly resembles what inspired me earlier in my life. And the behavior of those in leadership, whether within the church or its educational institutions, increasingly disappoint. I can enrich my soul much more effectively outside of the corrupt institution.
Which really is sad.
In order to fulfill its Catholic mission then there must be no sanctioning of any pro-abortion groups on campus and certainly no pro-abortion speakers permitted anywhere on school grounds.