Monday, October 31, 2016
(H3) Free Speech But Not Hate Speech
With the recent group who came to the college to speak on their view of "Christianity" and the free speech panel I listened to, it's made me really think about our rights to free speech. It's said that hate speech should not be allowed but the speakers at the campus last week were full of plenty of hate. They even claimed that their space was a "judgement free zone" but the majority of what they were saying was just judging the students on campus. I believe that every person has a right to free speech, but that does not mean that the right to free speech gives you the right to bring oppression upon others. These group of "Jesus Preachers" deeply saddened me because as a strong Christian who is also a homosexual, they were proclaiming that I would be sent to hell. They also claimed love but preached hate therefore giving Christians a bad name. These men who thought they were doing something good really just turned people away from Christianity and most likely made a handful of people want to not go to church ever. I am a strong advocate of free speech even if I may not agree with someone else's speech, but I am not an advocate for hate and that is where a line should be drawn.