A lawsuit has been filed against a Utah college that's blatantly
banning the free-speech rights of a campus Christian group.
The Alliance Defending Freedom contends Snow College treats
religious groups much differently than it does secular campus
groups. For example, Travis Barham of ADF reports that the school
prohibited the Solid Rock Christian Club's storefront display as a
part of homecoming events.
"They put together a display that incorporated both the
homecoming theme and their Christian message, put that up in the
window, and they hadn't even finished outlining the cross in their
display before the student affairs staff was all upset and started
chastising them right out there on the public sidewalk," Barham
Moreover, secular groups have access to student fees and the
free use of facilities, while religious groups do not.
The attorney explains that groups treated that way "don't
get to reserve space on campus for free, you have to pay in order
to advertise events, at least you have to pay for your own
materials, and you don't get any access to student fees. This is
the sort of thing that has been [found by courts to be]
ADF has filed a lawsuit against the college but has elected to
delay serving the legal papers in order to give college officials a
chance to change their anti-religious policies and avoid the