“The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true. This is the ordinary course in a free society. The response to the unreasoned is the rational; to the uninformed, the enlightened; to the straight-out lie, the simple truth”.
United States v. Alvarez, 567 U. S. ____, *16 (2012).
…… Judge Anthony Kennedy ……
The University of Regina appears to be in the business of training
brains, much as one trains a dog, rather than educating students.
If the university took educating minds seriously it would have adopted
the approach of Judge Anthony Kennedy who has an excellent understanding of
speech in a free society.
The university failed to seize the opportunity to demonstrate to its
student body , if indeed they could do so, the incoherence of Whatcott and La
Barbera’s philosophical position. It chose instead to rely on force to do its
thinking claiming the following totally incoherent basis for its actions .
quote : “We are a diverse campus, we are a welcoming campus,” Tom Chase, one of the vice presidents of the university said. “We celebrate that diversity and our staff felt that the material and some of the things they had with them simply contravened that policy and we asked them to leave.” : end quote see : http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/u-s-anti-gay-activist-peter-labarbera-arrested-in-regina-1.2610123
A university with education rather than ideology on its mind would encourage its students to think about the following questions for example which are relevant to the consideration of homosexuality .
1. What role does design in the universe play in determining normal and abnormal ?
2.Should design in the universe play any role in determining normal and abnormal ?
3.What are the implications of ignoring design in the universe in the development of public policy ?
Instead of providing education the university of Regina seems to be conducting its
business as though it were a part of the brain training division of the LGBT lobby
and appears to be an intellectual ghetto of LGBT ideology.
noun ( pl. ghettos or ghettoes )
a part of a city, esp. a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups.
• historical the Jewish quarter in a city: the Warsaw Ghetto.
• an isolated or segregated group or area: the relative security of the gay ghetto.
verb ( ghettoes, ghettoing, ghettoed ) [ with obj. ]
put in or restrict to an isolated or segregated area or group.
ORIGIN early 17th cent.: perhaps from Italian getto ‘foundry’ (because the first ghetto was established in 1516 on the site of a foundry in Venice), or from Italian borghetto, diminutive of borgo ‘borough.’
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U.S. anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera and a Saskatchewan man were arrested on the University of Regina campus on Monday and will be charged with mischief, police said.
LaBarbera, who is with a group called Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, and Bill Whatcott were distributing anti-gay literature on the campus.
Before their arrival, the university issued a news release saying the pair would be monitored to ensure they did not engage in any activity that would promote hatred.
At one point, with news cameras rolling, an unidentified university official approached Whatcott, 46, and LaBarbera, 51, and asked them to leave. During that encounter, Whatcott said he had attempted to get permission to set up an information table and, since he was denied, proceeded to set up a table anyway.
“I’m not leaving,” Whatcott told the official, “You guys are intolerant and should be ashamed of yourselves for shutting down our message without even considering it.”
A short while later, several Regina police officers arrived and Whatcott and LaBarbera were handcuffed and taken off campus.
University officials defended their decision to call police.
“We are a diverse campus, we are a welcoming campus,” Tom Chase, one of the vice presidents of the university said. “We celebrate that diversity and our staff felt that the material and some of the things they had with them simply contravened that policy and we asked them to leave.”
“The idea that you can’t have an open debate on homosexuality on a college campus and some speech code is brought in, to kick people off … seems to me to be pretty undemocratic,” LaBarbera said.
Late Monday, police issued a news release confirming they were called to the university around 1 p.m. CST and noted that two individuals were “engaged in a presentation of images and statements” and refused to leave the campus when requested by university security.
“When both men refused security’s demand to leave, they were taken into custody, without incident,” police said in their release.
Last Friday, LaBarbera was briefly detained at the Regina airport, but was allowed into Saskatchewan to participate in an anti-abortion conference in Weyburn on the weekend.
Police said the pair have a court date of May 16 for the mischief charges.