Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Intolerance Will Not Be Tolerated!

Carleton anti-abortion group to have student club funding cut off:
We invite you to amend your constitution to create one that respects our anti-discrimination policy as laid out above. If you are able to resubmit a constitution that meets our criteria by Thursday, November 18th we will be able to certify your club for this semester.
 It's clear who has the power here -- the group that gets to first define discrimination and then arbitrarily discriminate against anyone who doesn't fall in line with their views. Arguably, abortion discriminates in a final and fatal manner against unborn human beings, but not according to the group in power. Where is this totalitarian instinct exercised? At a private club or sorority? No, this is what passes for a form of public governance on a Canadian taxpayer-funded university campus.

Story here.


Anonymous said...

This is a tragedy and very scary for Canadian democracy. Shame on Carleton

RkBall said...

Comment By Dance...dance to the radio (editted):

I believe abortion is a choice that people should have. We have women leaving babies in Wal-Mart toilets. Something is... wrong. But something is also wrong when 'the science is settled' and we can't have an honest debate. If an argument can't withstand the scrutiny of an opposing viewpoint then it shouldn't survive. All I see here is the crushing of dissent. Universities should thrive on dissent and debate.

Comment By Dance...dance to the radio

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"