There comes a time, as a newspaper, to decide whether it is our moral imperative to report what is the truth or what we want the truth to be.
This week the The Gustavian Weekly was put in the moral dilemma of whether we should support the truth for a Gustavus voice, even if it is not what we believe or support.
The Gustavian Weekly prides itself on representing every student’s voice on campus. We believe that every voice deserves the respect to be heard.
This week The Gustavian Weekly chose to represent what a student is voicing, not what we wish he was saying. This does not mean, however, that we as a staff or as a publication support the opinion or attitudes of the article, “Scientific reasoning can (and should) determine moral values.”
We cannot condone what the editorial staff sees as hateful speech without comment. The opinions expressed in the aforementioned article are considered editorial and do not reflect the views of The Gustavian Weekly.
The Editorial Team