Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire is a Catholic who believes in traditional marriage. He is supposed to give a talk at Baylor University this month and students are petitioning against it.

The College Fix reports:

Christian conservative’s talk on gender and marriage protested as ‘hate speech’ — at Christian university

Students at Baylor University are pushing to have Matt Walsh’s speech on campus canceled. Walsh is a Christian conservative writer for The Daily Wire and Baylor is a private Christian university in Waco, Texas.

Walsh was invited by Baylor’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter to give a speech April 9 titled “The War On Reality: Why the Left has set out to redefine life, gender and marriage.”

Because of Walsh’s well-known traditionally conservative opinions on the topics, some Baylor students started a petition to block the speech from happening. The petition is titled “Stop Matt Walsh, Conservative Blogger, from Delivering Anti-LGBTQ Speech at Baylor,” and so far has garnered nearly 2,100 signatures.

“This [speech] cannot be allowed to take place. Please remove this from campus events,” the petition states. “For the benefit of all LGBTQ+ students, alumni, and future students, this harmful hate speech must be kept off of our beloved campus.”

At the same time, Baylor students who support Walsh giving the speech also started a petition, which has garnered more than 2,300 signatures.

“This is a free speech issue. No one has to agree with him. No one has to listen to him. He was invited by those on campus who do want to hear what he has to say, and he should be allowed to speak his mind,” the petition stated.


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