“I’ve been informed that someone who’s running for, I think, vice president of the judicial branch or something has some like concerning beliefs like that I feel like just wouldn’t fit like the position.”
There is nothing controversial about what this student said. He is being targeted for his beliefs.
The College Fix reports:
Conservative Christian nominee ‘canceled’ by Auburn student government
A junior nominated for a position on Auburn University’s student government was successfully shot down because he expressed Christian and conservative beliefs on social media.
Stephen Morris was nominated for the position of chief justice of Auburn University’s Student Government Association. To his surprise, at the session where his nomination was to be taken up, held remotely over video, several members of the student senate strongly opposed his nomination.
Morris’s critics accused him of racism over tweets they found offensive, and declared him unfit for service in student government.
“Our SGA president appointed me to serve as chief justice. His appointment had to be confirmed by the Student Senate by a two-thirds majority, which has—up to this point—been a formality,” Morris told The College Fix in an email.
Some ‘concerning beliefs’
A video of the mid-July session along with a copy of the meeting’s minutes shows members of the student Senate and others piling on.
The moderator, Vice President Cole Callahan, called an open forum near the beginning of the session.
An African-American student named Dionne with the pronouns she/her came on the screen and said:
I’ve been informed that someone who’s running for, I think, vice president of the judicial branch or something has some like concerning beliefs like that I feel like just wouldn’t fit like the position. I don’t really know how y’all do things, but I wouldn’t, I personally would not want Stephen Morrison to be in that position (checks notes) chief justice, because I’ve just feel like if someone can trivialize like poverty to things like marriage and abstaining to like abstaining to have sex or finishing high school, like I don’t, I can’t see how they’re trying to, how they can be in that position. And just like other things they have said, especially their stance on Black Lives Matter, saying hate speech doesn’t exist, like how can you be a chief justice and not think hate speech doesn’t exist, like that doesn’t make sense. Just a whole bunch of stuff, like going through their Twitter just stresses me out. And I don’t think I’m the only one that doesn’t want to see them in that position.
Upon the opening of debate after some business, two senators, Brandan Belser and Sydney Williams, both African-Americans, immediately objected to Morris.
‘Hate speech’ does not exist.
Speech is not violence.
— Stephen Morris (@stephen12morris) September 17, 2020
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.