At Lincoln University, they are very tolerant of all viewpoints and encourage free speech... until you cross them. A conservative student group discovered this when it pointed out Lincoln University was ranked as "very intolerant" about free speech. Well, the university wasn't going to sit by and let that go unchallenged. Immediately, the school
disproved proved the validity of this group's accusation by... drumroll please... censoring the group's message.
The Telegraph reports:
Lincoln University’s Conservative Society has been censored by its student union after it posted an image online showing that the university had been ranked “very intolerant” on free speech in a recent survey.
In response, the Students’ Union swiftly suspended the society’s social media accounts, on the grounds that highlighting the university’s ranking had brought it into disrepute.
The move has been widely derided in social media:
Exactly. Does the political science department at Lincoln teach about messaging? Does the English department teach about irony? Does the pre-law department teach about the First Amendment?
It's time for everyone to step back and look clearly at institutions of higher learning and ask, "What exactly are they trying to teach?"