Safeguarding free speech, the LGBT censor-in-chief

Jan 12, 2018 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman:

Guess what! You couldn’t make it up – except you could. The student panel which will advise the new university watchdog on free speech has appointed the delightful Mr Ben Hunt to join it.

If you don’t know who I am talking about, this is the free-minded chap from the King’s College London’s students’ union who campaigned to have former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey’s picture erased from his alma mater’s wall of fame. Otherwise known as the Strand Gallery, here enlarged photos of the university’s most famous and revered alumni adorn the building’s Strand flank.

We reported on this not-so-enlightened young man on TCW just over a year ago. He was already notorious for his taste for censorship. At the height of the gay marriage debate in 2010, with his fellow LGBT student campaigners he had demanded the removal of Lord Carey for opposing this policy.

Ben Hunt condemned Carey’s views as ‘outdated, hurtful and offensive’, never minding that the university at which he had chosen to study was founded as a Christian institution, that Carey had graduated there in 1962 as a Bachelor of Divinity, and that it was acting on his Christian beliefs that he had tabled an amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the House of Lords.

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