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Yale Student Newspaper Blames Colorado Gay Nightclub Shooting on Free Speech

Yale Student Newspaper Blames Colorado Gay Nightclub Shooting on Free Speech

“As a university, Yale has not only failed to formally condemn these attacks, but has also, in the past, provided platforms to many of the individuals who peddle the abhorrent lies that lead to violence against queer individuals”

How did these people get into Yale? The school should be embarrassed.

The College Fix reports:

Yale student paper blames free speech for gay club shooting

Yale University officials are complicit in the violence against LGBTQ individuals because they did not immediately shut down an event that featured a socially conservative attorney, according to the campus newspaper.

The Yale Daily News editorial board argued today that violence against LGBTQ people, like the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs several weeks ago, could be linked to criticism of transgenderism or homosexuality from people like Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Kristen Waggoner or the organization itself. ADF is a Christian legal nonprofit.

The newspaper editors ignored the claim by the suspected shooter’s attorneys that their client is “non-binary” and uses “they/them” pronouns to blame conservatives for the deadly shooting that killed five people.

“As a university, Yale has not only failed to formally condemn these attacks, but has also, in the past, provided platforms to many of the individuals who peddle the abhorrent lies that lead to violence against queer individuals,” the editorial board wrote.

It cited a March speech by Waggoner, a successful Supreme Court litigator, as an example of speech that should be shut down. The newspaper did not include in its editorial that leftist students did shut down the event by shouting.

“Yale must recognize that while free speech is important to the intellectual health of the University, as an institution with disproportionate national and international influence, it has an ethical responsibility to consider the implications of whom it affords prestigious and powerful platforms,” the paper wrote.

“What message is Yale sending to its students, especially its queer students, when it amplifies and creates space for individuals who foster hate, division and violence?” the paper wrote, not so subtly linking Waggoner and ADF to the Colorado shooter.

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Comments

Only the Left sees free speech as the problem and regulation of it, by anyone, as a solution.

Steven Brizel | December 1, 2022 at 8:46 am

What collosal ignorance of the importance of freedom of speech!

    Dolce Far Niente in reply to Steven Brizel. | December 1, 2022 at 11:36 am

    It isn’t ignorance (although these students are clearly and grossly ignorant) but the covert acknowledgement that Marxist ideas are indefensible, so any contrary ideas must be forcibly shut down.
    Those who hold contrary ideas must be destroyed, so that only a single ideology/religion can be established.
    Bullying of The Other is a secret vice of these students and other useful idiots; its the thrill of being bad while Doing Good.

A newspaper is against the freedom of speech?! Fine, have it your way. You are shut down. You can no longer publish your newspaper. That’s right, go look for another job, you’re out of the news industry. Oh, what’s that you say? Freedom of speech?! I thought you don’t believe in that!

    Dimsdale in reply to Milhouse. | December 2, 2022 at 8:38 am

    That’s the problem with budding socialists; they never think they are the problem or their radical policies will affect them.

    They should really expand their “diversity” and speak to, or get speakers, from socialist and communist countries. They have plenty of warnings that are being ignored.