Discourse / Letters / November 5, 2018

Letter to the Editor: ‘Conservatives are under attack’

I see there is an effort on campus to discriminate against a conservative Christian student group, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, because it doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage. We shouldn’t be surprised.

Many colleges in this country have been discriminating against conservatives and conservative speech for years, like by implementing bizarre, totalitarian, Orwellian “speech codes.”

The legal group acronymed FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), which defends conservative teachers and students who have been discriminated against by liberal bigots on various college campuses, could provide you with a lengthy list of such cases. The civil rights of conservatives are under attack on many college campuses. (You don’t hear about all this liberal bigotry and discrimination because the corrupt, “fake news” liberal media don’t want you to know about it.)

And it’s no big secret many many professors are liberal. Hopefully students are aware of all the one-sided, liberal propaganda they are manipulatively being exposed to. (And hopefully they are aware that they are essentially paying for liberal indoctrination in many cases, and are being cheated out of a decent education.) But I fear they are not.

It would be nice to see students pushing for intellectual diversity on their campuses, and maybe even affirmative action for hiring a true minority on college campuses: conservative teachers. Until that happens, liberal college professors and administrators will feel free to continue to try to take advantage of their students, to indoctrinate them instead of educate them in order to impose their questionable values on them. That needs to change.

Trump handily beat Clinton in part because a lot of decent moral people are getting really fed up with liberal judgmentalism, liberal self-righteousness, liberal name-calling, liberal violence and hate, liberal divisiveness, liberal intolerance, liberal closed-mindedness, liberal bullying, liberal bigotry and liberal discrimination.

During Obama’s eight years as president, Republicans picked up around 1000 seats on the state level. In other words, there are now about 1000 more Republican state senators and state house representatives than there were before Obama was first elected president. (Thank you Obama!) More and more people are seeing liberals for the colossal hypocrites they really are and are soundly rejecting them.  That’s a good thing.


Wayne Lela


Editor’s Note: Wayne Lela is the founder of the organization Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment (HOME), which is not an organization affiliated with Knox. 

TKS Staff

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Nov 05, 2018

As a supporter of IVCF, I am appalled and sickened by this article. The lgbt community is one which should be loved and lifted up. We are all God’s children. Just as He loves us, we should love each other.

Nov 07, 2018

Thanks for this letter and for sharing your thoughts on what is so obvious around so many colleges and other areas. There have always been liberals and conservatives. Not all conservatives are racist, or bigoted, but it seems in the past couple of years all conservatives are thrown into this label. What happened to having a difference of opinion, we are to respect all opinions of others whether we like them or not.

    Nov 07, 2018


    Calling someone’s biology and neurochemical incorrect or a crime against nature and God is not an opinion. That’s bigotry.
    Refusing to offer charity and services to people because you “disagree” with their gender and where their love goes is not an opinion. That’s bigotry.
    Disenfranchising, consistently harming, and targeting people with hateful speech and actions is not an opinion. That’s bigotry.

    Conservatives are labelled racist and bigoted because, frequently, they either hold racist and bigoted beliefs themselves or they support people with those beliefs (cough, Trump, cough) and somehow think this is acceptable, that THEY are the ones under attack because people believe that human rights come before political affiliation. Somehow, your people believe that a person’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is up for debate.

    If you are not a racist or bigoted conservative, prove it. Speak up for marginalized peoples and defend them against the racists and bigots.
    If you are afraid to do this – for fear of social ostracization or backlash – imagine what it is like to actually be one of those people where everyone around is either spewing this rhetoric or passively supporting it.

      Nov 07, 2018

      The unfortunate part about living in a democracy that prizes free speech is the unfortunate reality that there will be speech you do not agree with. As liberals, it is odd for us to shift to a place where we place free speech on a pedestal until it is an utterance we do not agree with. That’s called hypocrisy. Am I a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, abortion rights, and a liberal approach to immigration? Yes, of course. However, it is absolutely crucial to maintain a balance of opinions in order to prevent tyranny and a real-life emergence of thought crime. If we are to silence opposing opinions, we are not doing away with the problem; we are simply covering it and leaving it to fester. A person’s beliefs aren’t going to disappear just because their democratic platform is taken away; their opposition will merely turn into an undetectable disease. If you encounter a viewpoint you see as bigoted or hateful, ask questions. Probe why someone thinks the way that they do. Every individual takes a path to their ultimate beliefs. There is a reason I am pro-choice. There is a reason why someone else may be pro-life. Analyzing and conversing about that path is how we maintain a healthy society. The more we stifle disagreeable speech, the more we become the thing we hate. Don’t forget that.

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