The following is a copy of an email dialogue between myself and a prospective Writer Beat user that decided not to participate. Start from the bottom. My final response is in the comment thread.
I understand how you feel, but I think there's a big difference between allowing certain views and participating or facilitating forums where they appear gives the impression of passive approval. We are, after all,known by the company we keep. Saying that someone has a right to say or write what they want and giving it a platform are two different things.
And I think articles like this go beyond mere disagreement and fall into the latter category.
While the author is quite correct that Adolf Hitler was in many ways a progressive pioneer, and not insane in the least, the article likewise contains outright falsehoods and is pretty explicit in its disdain of Jews. The views expressed aren't really original, but date back to the old Tsarist forgery 'The Protocols of Zion.' In fact, it's this sort of article, written by people like Houston Stewart Chamberlain and Heinrich Gotthard von Treitschke that nurtured and inspired Hitler's war against the Jews.
Again, my apologies for any upset this caused you. And certainly you have the right to publish whatever you want. OTOH, I feel it's my choice to draw a line at what I want to participate in. And this stuff goes way over that line.
Perhaps this might give you some food for thought, perhaps not.
In any event, I appreciate that you enjoyed my article and invited me to participate. I regret that I feel I can't in principle.
No apology needed and no inconvenience caused. For whatever it's worth, I don't understand how one can claim to be a proponent of free speech but choose not to participate with my site because you disagree with the content of a handful of the articles. I'd also like to remind you that the speech in most need of protection is that which we disagree with the most.
I went and took a look at your site and noticed that it allows some fairly vicious and largely fallacious anti-semitic articles to be published.
I have certain considerations about where i allow my articles to appear. Based on what I saw on your site, I'd prefer that my article NOT be published there.
I'm very much a freedom of speech guy, and if your site wants to publish that kind of rot you certainly are within your rights. But I prefer not to be part of it. It's the same kind of thing you'd see on Storm Front.
I very much appreciate your asking me, and I apologize for any inconvenience. It's my fault for not looking at the site first.