And it’s a very bad thing to commit an act of bias because that may result in the filing of a report for a “bias incident,” which is defined as follows: “An act of conduct, speech or expression to which a bias motive (relating to race, religion, disability status, ethnicity/national origin, gender or sexual orientation) is evident as a contributing factor regardless of whether the act is criminal.”
These definitions explain how the university could see a simple pro-life event as a “bias incident.” But what they don’t explain is how the university could fail to dub a “coming out day” as a bias event. When held previously at SFCC, there was no administrative requirement that gay students talk about the negative side of “coming out.”
The next few questions are obvious: Is selectively applying the label “bias incident” depending on whether one agrees with the speech it contains an “act of bias”? Is it a “bias incident”? And if the people in charge of stopping “bias incidents” are creating more “bias incidents” where does one go to report them?
Beth Sheeran, president of the censored pro-life club, has turned to the Alliance Defense Fund for help. Her First Amendment legal complaint contains shocking allegations. For example, the administrator in charge of dispersing student funds, Heather McKenzie, is alleged to have said that the state of Washington cannot fund “non-pro choice” speech events because it is a “pro-choice” state.
So I guess Defendant McKenzie thinks pro-life events are illegal everywhere in America because we are a “pro-choice” country.
But McKenzie had all kinds of reasons to seek to censor the pro-life event. She said it was “hateful,” “biased,” and “one-sided.” She also suggested it could be construed as racist because it cited statistics about the disproportionate number of abortions in the African-American community.
I like the way this is playing out so far. McKenzie accuses Sheeran of racism after Sheeran has raised an issue of racism. So Sheeran mimics the tactic: She sues McKenzie for her intolerance after McKenzie raises an issue of intolerance.
I guess we can learn something from the proponents of cultural Marxism. Maybe they call them useful idiots for a reason.
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