Mike Adams

A committee on which Jane Canney (jwcanney@stthomas.edu) serves denied the Students for Human Life a room on campus for Star Parker's YAF-sponsored lecture. It is said that Canney's (jwcanney@stthomas.edu ) hostility toward YAF began two years ago after an Ann Coulter speech at UST. The speech was attended by nearly 800 students. But Canney (jwcanney@stthomas.edu) claimed she felt "uncomfortable" while listening to Coulter. It is unclear whether the discomfort was caused by Coulter’s opposition to abortion or her opposition to Al Franken.

YAF spokesman Jason Mattera correctly stated that it was “unbecoming” of a college administrator to negate speech intended for many by her own personal discomfort. I plan to write Canney (jwcanney@stthomas.edu) to express my agreement with Mattera, a fellow white survivor of Roe v. Wade.

But Jane Canney (jwcanney@stthomas.edu) is not the only one hurting the intellectual climate at UST by allowing feelings to interfere with the free exchange of ideas. Three years ago, UST president, Father Dennis Dease (djdease@stthomas.edu), accused Ann Coulter of "vulgarizing" the campus. Interestingly, there really was vulgar language uttered at the Coulter speech. But it was directed at her by campus leftists.

Sadly, if Star Parker wants to come speak at UST she’ll have to run for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat or have a sex change. Meanwhile, most black babies are aborted and most Catholic students remain “comfortable.”

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.