Paging Dr. CarsonApr 01, 2013
The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University voted to deny a pro-life student group official status, comparing them, according to reports, to white supremacists. Coincidentally, JHU, a private university, is home to current conservative rising star Dr. Ben Carson, a world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon.
The arguments against the dastardly pro-life group are nothing new, of course. Those who oppose them don’t want to be bothered with having to “defend our position” on one of the most important issues facing our culture, or be made (hold on tight), “uncomfortable.” People are offended, blah, blah, blah.
Ironically, JHU’s motto is, “The truth will set you free.”
Chew on that one for a while.
Oh, and students at JHU are also in a tizzy over Dr. Carson’s outspoken support of conservative principles and are seeking to block him from speaking at the medical school’s commencement ceremony in May.
These incidents are more examples of the secular left’s complete inability to allow for dissenting opinion or argument. They remind me of a child who sticks their fingers in their ears and yells so they can’t hear their parent. Only the left's incessant bullying of any public figure who dares challenge the secular narrative is anything but funny. Anyone foolish enough to believe that the left is open to “compromise” and “dialogue” simply hasn’t been paying attention; they want capitulation.
Virginia’s General Assembly this year passed, and the Governor signed, legislation that will prevent discrimination against student groups on the Commonwealth’s publicly funded university campuses. For those who wonder why we needed such a law, we need look only to Johns Hopkins.