"The problem is you run the risk of censoring viewpoints simply because you don't agree with them, and then hiding it under the guise of "well we think it's too controversial and it makes others afraid." "
The issue is not about whether its too controversial rather:
>Is it completely unfounded and aimed at dehumanising one's identity?
For example, my position is that: it is fine for experts to discuss where being gay is a product of nature or nurture. However, it is not fine for an anti gay activist to come on stage to talk about why we need to get rid of gay people.
So it is the same subject with the same degree of controversy. However, one is conducted within a proper academic framework. The other is just nonsense propaganda.
It's not about whether it makes others afraid. Rather if you are just challenging their identity as an individual, this will make certain groups of students feel uncomfortable and make them feel unsafe on campus.
A university known to platform racist/homophobes/etc is probably not going to receive many people of color, lgbt students applying to study there. Therefore, not only is the university platforming propagandists, they are also discouraging potential students and thus they stand to lose a quite substantial revenue.
"Just because I say "same-sex attraction" is not right, that does not make it "hate speech". It's a differing viewpoint. No more than me saying "People should not run red lights" is not hate speech against people who do run red lights."
You can believe same-sex attraction is not right but you should not be allowed to deliver a speech on a university campus to deliver that message. Firstly, you probably don't have the expertise to say that and secondly, there is nothing academically interesting to discuss there. You are only pushing a harmful narrative towards a minority group.
You are free to have the opinion no matter how wrong it is, you are free to say it in a public space but a university should not have to platform you for you to say it to an audience of students.
"So often speech is labeled as too harmful and hateful, when in actuality it's just a viewpoint that people don't like. And all too often university heads are t"
Telling gay people they are sinners/wrong/disgusting/etc... is harmful and hateful
>Harmful because it induces fear in them and encourages homophobes to bully and harrass them
>Hateful because that speech literally dehumanises them.