Thursday, February 08, 2007

At SFSU, Speech Is Free, Only If You Agree?

Insulting Allah now a crime at SFSU?

Uh oh...

If I were a student there, I guess that if this post over at my message board were to be discovered, by the speech police, it might get me expelled?

Hat Tip: Little Green Footballs

4 comments:

ebsfwan said...

At an unnamed date, the student panel could decide to issue a warning to, suspend or expel the GOP club from campus.

Or they could say there is no substance to the claims. Someone laid a complaint so the complaints process is at work.

Why the overhyping? Wait for a result before making judgements.

Jaded said...

Christine, have you ever visited the blog of one of my blog friends, Nancy French? She's a published author, an evangelical Christian, and her husband is a lawyer with the CEnter for Academic Freedom. They fight for the rights of Christian students on college campuses. I think you would enjoy her blog.

Her blog can be found at:

http://nancyfrench.blogspot.com

limpy99 said...

I'm with ebsfwan on this one. The University seems to have a process in place for these complaints and the process has started rolling. Let it play out.

Regardless of the outcome, I seriously doubt any court would uphold it. Seems a classic instance of free speech to me.

Christinewjc said...

Thanks Jaded, I'll check out that blog.

Ebsfwan and Limpy,

What is being missed by both of you (IMO) is the hypocrisy in all of this. The fact that Christianity can be bashed on a routine, regular basis at college campuses and elsewhere in indisputable (Remember the Virgin Mary statue splattered with dung? Remember the crucfix submerged in urine? Remember the "gay" Christ play?), but when it comes to Islam, freedom of negative speech against that particular religion stops at the university doorstep.

Could you imagine the uproar if a group of conservatives wanted to put on a play depicting Muhammed as gay? What an uproar would ensue! Heads would roll...literally!

The American flag can be burned, spat upon and stomped on, but the Islamic flag is considered "sacred" and off limits?

Sheesh...

I thought that most secular progressive universities and colleges wanted religion out of campus life. Why embrace and defend Islam then? It doesn't make sense. Unless, of course, they're on to something...

Yes!

I know what it is they have in common!

They have figured out that Allah is a false god and secular progressives can certainly embrace that!

Don't want anything as pesky as absolute truth to get in the way of their agenda!