A black Christian pro-life speaker has been disinvited by Cornell University for a debate she was scheduled to participate in because she thinks sex is reserved for marriage. This is the second time in recent weeks that a black pro-life advocate was prevented from a planned speech on campus.
In this most recent case, Jannique Stewart, a pro-life speaker with the Life Training Institute, had been invited to speak at Cornell University’s Political Union (CPU) “regarding the fact that abortion is a moral wrong.”
As CBN News reports, the Ivy League university backtracked because she holds traditonal pro-life views that sexual relations are reserved for married couples.
In a Facebook post on Mar. 23, Stewart wrote that in a shocking phone call she had been disinvited from the event because of her outspoken beliefs regarding biblical sexuality – that sexual activity should be reserved for marriage and natural marriage defined by God as the union of one man and one woman.
Stewart noted in her post that it was made clear to her that she was being disinvited because of her views.
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“It was explained to me that having someone on campus who believed the way I did was tantamount to allowing a racist to speak who held pro-slavery and pro- holocaust views,” she wrote.
Stewart was also told by the group that their concern was that many of the students would be offended by my beliefs and would not be able to focus or listen to her speech.
When told it was discriminating against Stewart, the university did not back down and suggested someone else take her place in the debate.
This is the second time in recent weeks that a black pro-life woman was denied the opportunity to speak on campus. As LifeNews previously reported, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Northwestern at St. Paul said administrators refused their request to have Star Parker speak to the university earlier this year.