The editorial team of the Boston College newspaper recently wrote an editorial and asked student organizations not to invite “prejudiced speakers.”
“There is a consistent pattern of hateful and inappropriate speakers being invited to speak on Boston College’s campus,” the editorial board said. “In March, BC Republicans hosted political scientist Hadley Arkes, who promoted conversion therapy and argued that homosexuality went against natural law.”
“Student organizations should not invite discriminatory speakers that ostracize members of the BC community and do not constructively participate in open debate,” the editorial board said in a May 2 editorial in The Heights, the student paper at the Catholic university.
Arkes’ views are aligned with his Catholic faith. “The Catholic Church teaches that [homosexual acts] are always violations of divine and natural law,” the apologetics website Catholic Answers said.
Klavan had criticized jihad in a video for the conservative media company.
The editorial board also criticized the Republicans for hosting Daily Wire host and satirist Andrew Klavan (above) with the help of Young America’s Foundation. It accused him of promoting “Islamophobia.” The board criticized Klavan in 2019 and called the event “unproductive” and “needlessly divisive.”
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