BP This Week: Free Speech on Campus, CNN, and Jesus

With a professor at Middlebury College injured after a student protest against speaker Charles Murray, American progressives need to do some soul-searching about their commitment to freedom of speech. But those on the political right aren’t innocent, either. John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer discuss the need for civility and mutual respect in our public discourse, and highlight a statement by Robert George and Cornel West calling for a renewal of academic freedom. They also talk about CNN’s strange and misleading coverage of religion, and a viral video of a dad’s awkward moment that’s got millions laughing.

Resources

The Point: Uninvited Costars
  • John Stonestreet
  • The Point
  • March 14, 2017
Professor injured by Middlebury College mob: ‘I feared for my life’
  • Jessica Chasmar
  • The Washington Times
  • March 6, 2017
Sign the Statement: Truth Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression
  • Robert P. George and Cornel West
  • James Madison Program - Princeton
  • March 14, 2017
BreakPoint: Questioning Jesus’ Existence
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • March 14, 2017
Reza Aslan, Cannibal For CNN
  • Rod Dreher
  • The American Conservative
  • March 10, 2017
Cold-Case Christianity
  • J. Warner Wallace

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  • the right aren’t so innocent either. huh. i don’t know anyone on the right trying to shut down speech, so please explain that remark

    • jason taylor

      No but I’ve read(and sent) enough on the right that probably should not have been said, not because the meaning was so bad but because the wording was. “Conservative” among other things means respect for the good things of the past and that includes manners.