Students pushing university to 'live by example'

Monday, February 26, 2018
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

free-speech zone (stop sign shape)A Christian student organization has filed a federal lawsuit against officials at Kennesaw State University.

Ratio Christi of Kennesaw State University says school officials declared its pro-life display controversial and exiled it to a "speech zone" that makes up less than 0.08 percent of the 405-acre campus.

Barham

"Public universities are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas where all ideas are welcome, not just those that university bureaucrats consider acceptable," says attorney Travis Barham of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the organization representing Ratio Christi.

"Kennesaw State's speech zones are unconstitutional because the First Amendment exists precisely to protect speech that government officials think is controversial," adds ADF Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer, director of the ADF Center for Academic Freedom. "Because today's students will be tomorrow's leaders and voters, universities should live by example in demonstrating the importance of our freedoms protected by the First Amendment instead of communicating to an entire generation that the Constitution doesn't matter."

Langhofer

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

As for Kennesaw State University's response? "As this is pending litigation, we will decline to comment."

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If you were to give President Trump high marks in particular areas of policy, what areas would they be?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight
  Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council
  Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution
  5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas
Army boots West Point grad who touted communist revolt
S. Korea: Joint U.S. drills suspended to aid talks with North
China hopes for implementation of NKorea-U.S. summit outcome

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump huddles with House GOP on immigration as border outrage escalates
Strzok escorted out of FBI, but remains on job
Colorado governor bars state funds from being used for separation of illegal immigrant families
AG Sessions: Trump knows religious freedom is a right, not a policy preference
Ann Coulter: Migrant kids at border are 'actors'

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Dems' 'attack' on Nunes memo a 'big fat dud'

angry donkey (Democrats)A constitutional attorney insists that the much-hyped Democratic FISA memo has proven to be a "big fat dud."