A gay porn activist, who usually travels to college campuses advocating condom use, is drawing fire for his criticism of Islam. Here’s a column Mike Lucas wrote for the Stanford University student paper expressing his views. The column is interesting and so are the comments from students and others. Many accuse him of hate speech.
It’s an interesting case because it begs the question — if you criticize someone’s religion, is that hate speech?
I’m taking a class called the “Rhetoric of Hate” this semester. We sit around and read racist documents. Good fun. Anyhoo, I think I’ll compose a “Rhetorical Analysis” of this article and the comments. I’ll post my results.