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Proposed sign from DePaul College Republicans that was banned

As the “Black Lives Matter” slogan takes hold on campuses, on the streets, at Democrat rallies and even in the White House where it is welcomed, the use of that phrase to emphasize the importance of other lives is being attacked and, in some surprising cases, even banned.

Reports of assaults, including against children, daring to claim that “Blue Lives Matter,” in support of law enforcement officers have made the news and former Democrat presidential candidate, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, was forced to publically apologize for arguing, “All Lives Matter” at a liberal conference.

The most startling rebuke came from Chicago’s DePaul University, the largest Roman Catholic University in America, which inexplicably has determined that the phrase “Unborn Lives Matter,” used to express the pro-life, anti-abortion stance of the church may not be used on posters because it is – “bigoted.”

In what can only be called a bizarre letter of rationalization, former DePaul University, President Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider, a Vincentian priest, had refused to allow a conservative, pro-life student group from posting the phrase on the urban campus.

The absolute sanctity of life at the moment of conception through a natural death is a foundational tenet of the Catholic faith.

President Holtschneider claimed that although the institution, which has a reputation for academic rigor and excellence, “is committed to developing arguments and exploring important issues that can be steeped in controversy and, oftentimes, emotion…we refuse to allow members of our community to be subjected to bigotry that occurs under the cover of free speech.”

Some suggested that Holtschneider was deliberately finding a way to avoid upsetting African-Americans who use the slogan at marches protesting what they claim is a systemic racism that inherently devalues them.

The campus was the scene of unrest over the summer when Breitbart Tech editor and gay activist, Milo Yiannopoulos, was shouted down at a speech and threatened by leftist protesters when Holtschneider refused to provide security for the event.

After coming under fire from students, faculty and alumni on one side and the DePaul Black Leadership Coalition representing black students and faculty members on campus on the other, for mishandling the event, Holtschneider announced his intention to resign.

 

 

 

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