Catholic university to black, pro-life speaker: You’re not Welcomed!
…but we’ll make room for Al Franken and transgender speakers
Katie Kieffer, a 2005 alumna of
Why, then, won’t
Jane Canney told Katie and her sister, Amie Kieffer, a senior at
Canney’s hostility toward Young America’s Foundation originated when the Foundation sponsored Ann Coulter at
Campus liberals are unaccustomed to hearing conservative ideas in their echo chambers, so it’s not uncommon for them to become discomforted when hearing alternative opinions.
“Canney should not deprive students the right to hear Star Parker’s ideas,” said Jason Mattera, the spokesman for Young America’s Foundation. “Such guilt-by-association is unbecoming of a college administrator.”
“Just because some students and some administrators claimed to have been offended by what one conservative speaker says doesn’t mean you cut off the entire campus population from hearing conservatives viewpoints,” Mattera continued.
“It’s startling that a school named after one of the greatest thinkers in civilization is displaying such anti-intellectualism. Let’s treat college students like the adults they are—allow them to hear a variety of speakers and form their own conclusions.”
Young America’s Foundation sponsors more than 500 lectures annually featuring a wide array of the very best in the Conservative Movement, including John Ashcroft, Michelle Malkin, Dinesh D’Souza, Sean Hannity, Bay Buchanan, Ann Coulter, and many others.
Liberals speakers at
Katie Kieffer called Canney out on her duplicity: “As an alumna of
Jane Canney is violating the school’s speaker policy to boot. The policy states that decisions to invite speakers are governed by “fairness and equity toward various conflicting views and interests, being mindful of the needs for wider information on the part of students and the larger community…Another factor governing speakers on campus is our concern that a wide variety of issues and viewpoints be given expression.”
She’s also violating her school’s expressed convictions, including “intellectual inquiry,” “faith and reason,” “the pursuit of truth,” “diversity,” and “meaningful dialogue.”
“Star Parker is enthusiastic about educating young people about abortion’s demoralizing effects, ideas which are in complete alignment with
It’s not the first time