This is an update to a story we featured yesterday.

Reginald Harper writes at Medium.

Manchester’s Student Union Bans Speakers from Society Event after Hosting One Who Advocated Execution of Gays

After the University of Manchester Students’ Union banned both Milo Yiannopoulos and Julie Bindel from a society event, you may be wondering, what kind of speakers will they allow?

niversity of Manchester’s Students’ Union has been in the news quite a bit over the past week for censoring opponents on both sides of a debate. Julie Bindel, a lesbian feminist activist, was banned from a society event because she has held views that the Students’ Union deemed “transphobic.” The union placed severe restrictions on her opponent, Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative gay journalist and outspoken critic of progressive feminism. Days later, the Students’ Union saw fit to ban him as well.

Oh, before I forget: the prospective title of Yiannopoulos and Bindel’s debate? “From liberation to censorship: Does modern feminism have a problem with free speech?”

You just can’t make this stuff up.

If you’re like me, you may be wondering, if individuals on both sides of this debate have been silenced, then who does the Student Union allow? Who could possibly be politically correct enough to earn a platform at a society event?

It didn’t take long to find my answer. This isn’t the first time a Manchester society event has made the headlines: at a 2013 society event put on by the Students’ Union, the event speaker said that in an ideal society, all gays would be killed.

(Rememeber, the two speakers who have been censored — Bindel and Yiannopoulos — are both gay.)

During the event Colin Cortbus, a Middle East studies student, asked if “in the Islamic society in which you strive for” people would “feel comfortable, personally and morally, to kill a gay man?” The chairwoman responded, “Absolutely.” She went on to say that two gay men kissing on that very campus would ideally be subject to the death penalty.