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Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Some random thoughts
When looking once more at the attempt of the York Federation of Students to kick out pro-lifers (NP), it was the administration's actions that flat out stunned me:
The school's administration condemned the decision as contrary to its academic mission.
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The situation at York came to a crisis in March, when a speaker from that organization, on Ms. Fung's invitation, came to debate abortion with a member of the school's Free-thinkers, Skeptics and Atheists club.
The York Federation of Students (YFS) executive, fearing the effects of gruesome imagery and hostile argument, hastily voted to cancel the event, which prompted the administration to publicly declare its support for free speech and provide an alternate venue.
Down here, the college administrations usually bend to any leftist nonsense that will score points with the PC crowd. I would never have hoped that an American college bureaucracy would take the effort that York did to slapdown its student dictators.
As for today's other assualt on what you call free speech (we call it The First Amendment down here), I'll say this for BC's HRC - at least they didn't try to pick Macleans lawyers.
I'd also love to see what the New York Times guy Andy Coyne saw at the hearing will write about this.
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I have to wonder why the entire executive of the Federation of Students is composed of middle eastern muslims. Oh well, let Ontario fade into distant memory.
Maybe the Canadian muslim community was so upset over the assertion they're breeding faster than other ethnic groups, they've jumped on the planned parenthood bandwagon.
Posted by: dp | 2008-06-03 11:15:15 AM
Well, no matter the make up of the executives, they sure don't appreciate DIVERSITY of opinions nor are they in favour of our MULICULTURALly rich community by excluding some organizations whose culture participates peacefully in said community.
It's so sad. Someone should file a human rights complaint because the IDENTIFIABLE MINORITY group being banned is being portrayed negatively and thus is being subjected to hate.
Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-06-03 3:53:50 PM
Now, in order to be an anti-abortion club on campus, you'll need to convert to Islam and promote the imposition of Shari'a Law.
-- Then you'll be "multicultural"!
Posted by: Mike18xx | 2008-06-04 2:57:30 PM
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