And this story, via The Right Scoop, illustrates this truth perfectly!
A 15 year-old student was ask to write an op-ed on the topic of gay adoption. He wrote in opposition to the topic using the Bible as his primary source for the basis of his argument. A gay parent saw the op-ed and complained and thus the student was bullied by the superintendent and threatened with suspension because of his ‘offense’.
Lefty intolerance on display. Here’s the article from Todd Starnes at Fox News
[Brandon] Wegner, a student at Shawano High School, was asked to write an op-ed for the school newspaper about whether gays should be allowed to adopt. Wegner, who is a Christian, wrote in opposition. Another student wrote in favor of allowing gays to adopt.
Wegner used Bible passages to defend his argument, including Scripture that called homosexuality a sin.
After the op-ed was published, a gay couple whose child attend s the high school, complained.
The school immediately issued an apology – stating Wegner’s opinion was a “form of bullying and disrespect.”
An apology? For what exactly? Because one Gay couple too offense? Tell me where does the Left come with this absurd notion that there is some inherent right NOT to be offended? Why did the school simply say “look, we asked two students with differing views to write op-eds, and they did so” Note the double standard here.
“Offensive articles cultivating a negative environment of disrespect are not appropriate or condoned by the Shawano School District,” the statement read. “We sincerely apologize to anyone we may have offended and are taking steps to prevent items of this nature from happening in the future.”
No apology was given for anyone offended by the other students op-ed. Why not? If the Left truly believes in a right not to be offended, doesn’t that “right” belong to all people? And what is this BS about bullying? Is expressing your opinion now equal to intimidating or threatening behavior? If so, AGAIN< why were both students not accused of bullying?
But Staver said what the school system did next was absolutely outrageous. He said the 15-year-old was ordered to the superintendent’s office where he was subjected to hours of meetings and was accused of violating the school’s bullying policy.
“The superintendent called him ignorant and said he had the power to suspend him,” Staver said. “He’s using his position to bully this student. This is absolutely the epitome of intolerance.”
Staver said the boy’s parents were never notified.
At one point, Staver said the superintendent gave him a chance to say he regretted writing the column.
“When Mr. Wegner stated that he did not regret writing it, and that he stood behind his beliefs, Superintendent Carlson told him that he ‘had got to be one of the most ignorant kids to try to argue with him about this topic,’” Staver said.
So, like any good Statist, the Superintendent tried to bully and belittle the student for expressing a view that offended him. A view, I remind you, that the school ASKED the student to write in the first place!
At that point, Staver said the superintendent told the boy that “we have the power to suspend you if we want to.”
The superintendent allegedly told Wegner that he was personally offended by Wegner’s column.
Again, the Left loathes freedom of speech, unless it is pre-approved by them of course! I am sure Lennin would be proud.