Have you made anyone uncomfortable by offering different ideas?
You had better be careful, because if you were a student at Santa Clara University in California, you might be accused of “emotional harm.”
Spencer Brown, of Young America’s Foundation (YAF), says student leaders at Santa Clara University blocked the recognition of YAF’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter.
Apparently, some of the students cited the emotional harm the club might cause, and a history of harm towards the LGBTQ+ community.
“It’s absurd,” Brown told The Todd Starnes Show. “If you look at our history, we’ve been around for a long time, since the 1960’s, and there is no evidence, no proof, no suggestion that we have done anything but respect every person who has been involved with us or who we’ve gone up against as the individuals that they are.”
Tolerance for thee, but not for me.
“It’s a big difference with how YAF treats people, compared with how the left treats people,” said Brown. “It’s just sad to see that the left continues to use these marginalized groups that they’ve identified to try to weaponize them against the presence of conservatives.’
Brown added that there are “many members” of the LGBT community in YAF’s ranks.
“We’ve had them in our leadership throughout our history,” he continued. “The left ignores the facts of what YAF is and what YAF has done because they see it as an opportunity to somehow attack us.”
Speaking of attacks, YAF is not laying down without fight.
“Realizing that the student senate is clearly going to stonewall us, this YAF chapter is going to meet with the provost of the university and start a conversation there to understand why the school and the Student Senate is so resistant to allowing conservatives to exist.”
And just what “emotional harm” did YAF allegedly cause? Taking a stand in favor of legal immigration.
“We support the rule of law,” said Brown. “It’s strange to think that by supporting the laws that are on the books we’re somehow attacking someone else.”
Todd Starnes is glad Brown and his band of young Americans are fighting and standing up for these conservative students.
“That’s what we encourage people to do every day on this program,” Starnes stressed.
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