November 22, 2005

INTO THE VALLEY OF DEATH:

Stetson stops distribution of conservative student magazine (CHRISTINE GIRARDIN, November 19, 2005, West Volusia News-Journal)

A question mark imposed over a photo of a gay-pride flag prompted Stetson University officials to halt distribution of a student-run magazine.

The students who launched Common Sense, a politically conservative publication, say they're being labeled intolerant when it's the university that's gagging free speech.

Editors at Common Sense decorated the back cover of their inaugural October issue with a photograph of student Ian Wasser's dorm room window, which is draped with the rainbow colored Gay Pride flag.

Superimposed on the flag is an almost transparent question mark, something Wasser, 21, feared could be interpreted as hostile to homosexuals.


Ours not to reason why....

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 22, 2005 10:44 AM
Comments

Well, at least it wasn't a big X over his face while he was looking out that window.

Oh, that's okay - I forgot. Right, CNN?

Posted by: obc at November 22, 2005 11:06 AM

Liberals used to like questioning -- at least, when they were doing the questioning. I guess you can't question liberalism.

Posted by: pj at November 22, 2005 11:13 AM

Maybe the administrators are thinking of that old gag -- if you cross a Unitarian with a Klansman, you get a guy who burns a question mark on your lawn.

Posted by: Random Lawyer at November 22, 2005 11:37 AM

Lame. they are all lame.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at November 22, 2005 1:05 PM

Definitely too gay.

Let us consider the message of this story. Homosexuals are so fragile that speech which might possible cause them to feel uncomfortable must be censored. And homosexuality is not a mental disorder, homesexuality is not a mental disorder, homosexuality. . ..

Posted by: Lou Gots at November 22, 2005 1:44 PM

You got a problem with that?

Posted by: erp at November 22, 2005 1:58 PM
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