“University Defends Decision to Ban Conservative Club”
Because partisan discourse can be so divisive. And for Christians, being divisive is a sin. Or something like that. It’s hard to take such pious PC liberalism masquerading as Christianity seriously, so I’m not going to parse the tendentious argument too carefully.
Nietzsche described Christianity, through just such a prism, as a kind of slave culture. And he was correct, or prescient, depending on your point of view — though he was only correct insofar as he saw the morphing of complex doctrine into a cartoon of sheepish piety by those who embraced the religion for its proto-hippie qualities.
Such people don’t recall (or perhaps bracket out) that Jesus supposedly came as the lamb and the lion; and these are precisely the kind of “good works” Christians that so annoyed Flannery O’Connor. Conceiving of religion as just a moral extension of the liberal state’s PC campaign to control the marketplace ideas — with “tolerance” in its inverted form the rationale — is to meld religion with the State, for all intents and purposes, until they are only superficially different.
Instead of suits and flag lapel pins, we get rabbats and cassocks. But it’s the same supposedly benevolent obligation to silence speech in the name of enforcing a contrived universal brotherhood of intellectual conformity.
A master slave relationship, if you will.
Students should be storming the battlements. But that would mark them as “against tolerance” and “divisive.” And what would Jesus think?