In case you haven't been reading this blog over the last week (what's wrong with you?), the Étudiant's own Glen Maganzini has been publicizing a new group he has created called the Radical Republican Movement. On this very website, this group has been expressing its opinion that homosexuality is immoral. Many readers have been challenging this notion with their comments, and the Radical Republicans are fighting back.
I've talked to Glen and Atulya Prateek, another member of the group. I'm going to tell all you readers what I told them. No, I do NOT agree with their platform. But I love what they're doing. Namely, they're speaking their minds and causing a stir at this website. This blog isn't just a soapbox for the writers. It's EVERYONE'S soapbox. That's what the comment button is for, people!
I wasn't planning on posting about this matter until I read an anonymous comment on the first post about the Radical Republican Movement...
This is ridiculous and needs to be taken down now.This was the second request I've gotten to "take down" Glen's posts. The first was from the Étudiant's Liz Sullivan, who publicly voiced her disagreement with the group on this site. Well, I'm going to tell you what I told her...I'm not taking something down just because I don't agree with it. Again, the Étudiant is a soapbox, and an independent one at that. We're not Spin. Glen, along with all the other writers, doesn't have to submit anything to a higher power before putting it online. Isn't the First Amendment great?
So no, I'm not taking down any of the Radical Republicans' posts, as much as I may disagree with what they have to say. Glen's opinions are his own...not necessarily (and not likely, to be frank) those of the rest of the Étudiant staff. But as Voltaire once said, "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."