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Oct 26 2017

Kent State: Saying “You Need Jesus” May Qualify as Hate Speech

Most everyone agrees that freedom of speech must be preserved. However, people on the left want to make an exception for hate speech. This consists of any speech that they don’t want to hear — possibly including the phrase, “You need Jesus,” according to a poster distributed by Kent State University:

The public university’s Center for Student Involvement created and circulated the poster on Twitter last week. It was designed to promote an event on free speech issues as part of Kent State’s KENTTalks, which are intended to “provide a safe place for discussions and transformational experiences for our student body” and promote “civil discourse.”

By “safe,” they presumably mean, safe from dissenting views.

Silhouetted activists on the posters hold a range of placards with messages, overlaid with the rhetorical question “free speech or hate speech?” Alongside provocative expressions including “No More Gays,” “Women Need To Serve Their Man” and “Build a Wall,” the fourth placard bears a nonviolent, basic expression of the Christian faith: “You need Jesus.”

To avoid committing hate speech, think before you say anything. Would Rachel Maddow say it? Then you had better not say it either. But feel free to recite liberal talking points to your heart’s content.

On tips from Steve A and J.



13 Responses to “Kent State: Saying “You Need Jesus” May Qualify as Hate Speech”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey, Kent State makes the news without a body count for once…
    http://i2.wp.com/www.rebeatmag.com/wp-content/uploads/kent-state-620×321-e1430760025947.jpg

  2. Anonymous says:

    P.S. Went to school there– hadn’t changed any since the “incident” until 9/11…

  3. geeknerd says:

    Asked during the Vietnam War, “Why go all the way to Vietnam to kill commies when you can just go to Ohio?”

  4. Torcer says:

    To avoid committing hate speech, think before you say anything.

    During the early days of the USSR being arrested by the Cheka was a matter of chance, so people would just stay silent.
    Some things never change..

  5. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The simple truth is that “You need Jesus” is not only protected as free speech, it is also protected as practicing one’s religion. If one’s religion dictates that you spread the gospel, then the government is forbidden from interfering with your peaceful efforts to do so.

  6. Jodie says:

    I attended a graduation ceremony at a Christian university a couple of weeks ago. It was beautiful. There was an opening prayer and a closing prayer. A choir sang the National Anthem and everyone stood – many with their hands on their hearts. It was a wonderful thing. Everyone was proud of their graduating loved ones. The place was filled to the brim – they had two have two ceremonies that day, because there were so many people graduating.

    Kent State: YOU need Jesus!

  7. TED says:

    What is needed here is giving these HATE SPEECH JUDGES an entirely NEW REFERENCE to work with!!! I would bet I could give them a new reference where saying “You Need Jesus” would be the farthest thing in their minds as hate speech!!!!!

  8. JackisBack says:

    The only protected speech on college campuses seems to be “kill straight White Christians.”

  9. If the trend isn’t reversed soon, we will back to the days when the Church hid in the Roman catacombs when not being dragged to their deaths in public orgies of torture and murder.

  10. roccolore says:

    Kent State has a history of defending Jew-haters and Islamists.

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