Demand That Southern Poverty Law Center Remove Ayaan Hirsi Ali From Their List of Anti-Muslim Extremists

Here is the petition.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born human rights activist and former Dutch MP. Ali, an ex-Muslim atheist, is a vocal critic of such hardline and fundamentalist Islamic practices as female genital mutilation, –– which she herself has had to endure –– and honor killings, and is a strong advocate for women’s rights in the Islamic world, who she maintains are among the most oppressed women in the world.

I use her videos on my classes on Islam. She is reasoned, deliberate and empathetic. A large number of her speeches are on university campuses. It is hard for me to believe anyone would consider her an extremist. But then again for a time they put Dr. Ben Carson on their list. What’s with these people?

 

Dr. Jordan Peterson Refuses Mandatory Diversity Training at University of Toronto

Dr. Jordan Peterson has released a three part lecture video series on political correctness. In these he objects to the Canadian government’s Bill C-16, which proposes to outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.

His objection to the bill did not concern the LGBT discrimination legal debate, but rather the freedom of speech implications of C-16’s other amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, regarding their accommodation language. Furthermore, he argued that the new amendments paired with section 46.3 of the Ontario Human Rights Code would make it possible for “employers and organizations to be subject to punishment under the code if any employee or associate says anything that can be construed as ‘directly or indirectly’ offensive.” Peterson further argues that it is necessary for people to recognize the importance of free speech and particularly free speech on college campuses. (from Wikipedia)

Dr. Peterson is an intellectual whose writings and lectures I have frequently reference. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from McGill University. He taught at Harvard University as an Assistant and an Associate Professor before returning to Canada and taking a position at the University of Toronto.

Here are video 1, video 2,  video 3.

Here is a TV episode in which he interacts with those who believe that his refusal to use pronouns approved by the Ontario Human Rights Commission constitute hate speech and criminalize him.

Here is a video of Peterson being swarmed by “social justice warriors” after his U of Toronto rally.

Here is Peterson’s video concerning the U of Toronto’s decision to enter into a public debate with him.

Also go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S31Jf2WFTNU for Peterson’s explanation of the charges being leveled against him. You can track him from there if you are interested.

This is such a critical issue on campuses. I encourage you to follow Peterson and the fall out from criminalizing free speech on the university campuses. Peterson is not going down without a fight for free speech. His refusal to use pronouns of other people’s choices and his insistence that biology and identity are intrinsically linked have made him public enemy #1. I appreciate Peterson’s insistence he will not be bullied into ideology and nor will he participate in the education camps imposed by U of Toronto. As a scholar he is taking the university to task, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Freedom loving people everywhere should know what is going on here.

Dr. Jordan Peterson and Free Speech on the University Campus

On 27 September 2016, Peterson released the first part of a three part lecture video series on political correctness. In the video, he objects to the Canadian government’s Bill C-16, which proposes to outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. His objection to the bill did not concern the LGBT discrimination legal debate, but rather the freedom of speech implications of C-16’s other amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, regarding their accommodation language. Furthermore, he argued that the new amendments paired with section 46.3 of the Ontario Human Rights Code would make it possible for “employers and organizations to be subject to punishment under the code if any employee or associate says anything that can be construed as ‘directly or indirectly’ offensive.” Peterson further argues that it is necessary for people to recognize the importance of free speech and particularly free speech on college campuses. (from Wikipedia)

Dr. Peterson is an intellectual whose writings and lectures I have frequently referenced. Jordan Peterson has a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alberta. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from McGill University. He taught at Harvard University as an Assistant and an Associate Professor before returning to Canada and taking a position at the University of Toronto.

Here is a TV episode in which he interacts with those who believe that his refusal to use pronouns approved by the Ontario Human Rights Commission constitute hate speech and criminalize him. Also go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S31Jf2WFTNU for Peterson’s explanation of the charges being leveled against him. You can track him from there if you are interested.

Today is Reformation Day, 2016

Today is Reformation Day, the celebration of the unleashing of the Gospel of the free forgiveness of sins apart from works of the Law ushered in anew through Martin Luther.

Luther was a midcourse correction in the corruption of the medieval church that had lost its way and its joy. In the wedding ring bestowed upon the Church by Christ, the New Testament books of Paul’s Epistles to the Romans and Galatians were at the center of the jewel rich setting that is the New Covenant. Still today that Gospel Luther uncovered and served is the best news sinners could ever hear – heaven is a free gift, not earned or deserved. And still today there is that part of the visible church that refuses it, obscures it, and covers it with works righteousness.

So, Dr. Luther, we salute you. You done good!! Now it is our turn to take the heat and pay the price to bring the pure Gospel of grace out of obscurity and let it shine in all of its glory.