But the minute we remove one group’s voice from a conversation, or a platform.. How long until it is MY voice that isn’t allowed?
I believe everyone should be able to state their position on an issue. That said, what I have a problem with is people who attack those who don’t believe as they do.
Is this a cut and dry belief system? Absolutely not. Criminals should not get a space to discuss their crimes or urges on the same platform as victims of those crimes. Revictimization is part of criminal pathology and should never be encouraged, no matter how tangentially.
Abortion is dicey, because it involves two potential victims, depending on the viewpoint in question.
I don’t agree with pro-lifers but I do understand what a powerful influence religion can be and I can handle a person arguing a truly held belief, even if it so grossly contradicts my own.
I cannot tolerate discussions about rape/abortion, so there’s one of many cracks in my armor.
But mostly, when I see an atmosphere of censorship, I start preparing for when it is my voice being censored, because if they’ll do it to THEM, they’ll do it to ME. I’m nothing special. I’m not RIGHT. I BELIEVE I’m right. But, so do they.