Discomfort As Ground For Silencing Dissent

When you invite very conservative speakers here who perhaps have controversial views on Islam or homosexuality, you essentially make Yale a very uncomfortable place for a large percentage of the people here on campus, and everyone should feel at home at college….

Helen Price, Yale Freshman

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  1. What a whiny, self-centered bunch of leftists many of these young people are.

    As a Christian pilgrim “passin’ through,” I feel completely comfortable only among God’s people. I’ve never once felt really “at home” at school, at work, or in social gatherings having “good, clean fun” – not even, I’m forced to admit, in a symphony concert hall or at the Metropolitan Opera. This is as it should be. I’m content to be in the world yet not of it, knowing that’s God’s perfect, sovereign will.

    We should be profoundly thankful that this fallen world can never provide us with a “comfort zone.” And, we should feel more pity than anger towards those whose vain hope is in what this world can give.

  2. Our colleges and universities seem to be the playground for silencing certain groups who express non-PC views. Last week, Cal.-St. University system decided to no longer recognize InterVarsity as a legitimate on campus organization. Regardless of one’s doctrinal leanings, I hope this sort of thing lights some fires within us Christians to speak up for the First Amendment protection of Freedom of Religion. It appears to me that “freedom from religion” is the modus operandi for these colleges and universities. From my perspective, this is a direct violation of the 1st Amendment.

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