Conservative speaker taking a stand for free speech booted from Saint Louis University campus

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A contentious altercation saw a conservative speaker forced off campus at Saint Louis University (SLU) recently, adding yet another chapter to the endless debates over how colleges should handle speakers with views unpopular with some students.

Elisha Krauss, a speaker from the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), showed up to speak after SLU refused a contract for a four-week speaking schedule on cancel culture, according to the group. However, about two hours into her unofficial lecture, she was escorted off school premises by campus police, where she continued to hold her event on the sidewalk.

Speaking to Ian Haworth of The Daily Wire, Krauss related the event, where she described the verbal abuse hurled at her while the event was still going on campus:

“[I’m] proud to take a stand against the intolerant left who for two hours called me an old a**, a b***h, and a fascist.”

Krauss was particularly critical of the university’s decision to allow the protesters to remain while booting her out, and felt that the treatment was evidence of serious bias, especially when contrasted with the Black Lives Matter event that took place in roughly the same part of campus, which the official YAF website denounced:

“St. Louis University, which purports to be a Catholic university, escorted the YAF activists and Krauss from the center of campus––despite BLM protestors being allowed to host many protests in the same spot. The pro-abortion counter protestors were allowed to remain at the same location for an additional 20 minutes.”

YAF took to Twitter to angrily denounce what it called double standards:

The chairman of SLU’s YAF branch, Nick Baker, also issued a statement on the YAF website condemning the university in harsh language:

“For a university that is ‘committed to freedom of expression,’ it is shameful that there are so many hurdles in place to prevent speakers from appearing on campus. Unfortunately, these tyrannical administrators have scared so many conservative students into hiding. Our YAF chapter is slowly but surely working to turn things around.”

SLU is no stranger to controversy over its public speaking policies. In December, Daily Wire firebrand Matt Walsh was protested by large groups while giving a speech on campus. Walsh ended up leaving the building to try to agitate the protesters by repeatedly asking “what is a woman?” while escorted by security, but the protesters didn’t appear to be in the mood and continued to simply boo at him. Walsh then took to Twitter to gloat:

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Oldsalt17
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Oldsalt17
19 days ago

If a justice about to join the SCOTUS, can’t define a woman, who’s minding the asylum?

AlwaysThinking
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AlwaysThinking
19 days ago

All conservatives should go to school elsewhere instead of these liberal cesspools.
Once the attendance drops to 25% , they will all come around.

mitchell.george3@gmail.com
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19 days ago

Universities today are a shame on society. Students would be better served by avoiding them.

Dennis Hunt
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Dennis Hunt
19 days ago

Please explain to me how it is that so many “good Catholic” entities and people want to coddle abortion rights and the activists who believe in this nonsense.

dc46
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dc46
19 days ago

They are only hurting themselves. For now, the little sissies are coddled, but someday they will be out in the real world and will have to face facts. Noticed I could hear a threat in the background toward them, no surprise there. F**K the little snowflakes and F**K BLM.

budman68
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budman68
19 days ago

Another one of those situations in which any student engaging in anti-free speech activity should have been summarily expelled from school.

Truth1775
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Truth1775
19 days ago

Rising in the Munich beer halls, the Nazi party moved into the university campuses in Germany in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Deja vu?

Greg
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Greg
19 days ago

THIS IS BUT ANOTHER CASE WHEREBY THE LIBERAL LEFT CAN’T HANDLE ANY DIFFERING OPINIONS IN AN ADULT FASHION. IT’S OBVIOUS, AND QUITE HILARIOUS, THAT THE CONSERVATIVE RIGHT FRIGHTENS THEM INTO DOING STUPID THINGS.

FactlessAreFeckless
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FactlessAreFeckless
19 days ago

Laughing at that fat dyke security guard pretending she could actually be helpful in any kind of difficult situation.

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