Thursday, October 25, 2012

College Bans Religious Homecoming Art‏

You would never think that the 1st Amendment guarantees you freedom to practice your religion!

Christian students at a Utah college said they were told by administrators that their homecoming decorations were “in poor taste” because they included religious messages and symbols, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

The Solid Rock Christian Club has also accused Snow College of infringing on free speech rights by reducing the group to a “second tier” status on campus. That means the group would no longer be able to reserve campus rooms, advertise events on campus or receive funding from student fees.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the club by the Alliance Defending Freedom.

“Colleges are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas, not centers of censorship,” said Travis Barham, of the Alliance Defending Freedom. “America’s colleges and universities should recognize that the First Amendment protects the freedom of all students to gather with those of like mind and to express their ideas, including religious students and religious ideas.

After the ADF sent a letter to the college, they received a reply from a Utah state assistant attorney general. The state official said religious views would continue to be prohibited from the homecoming event.”

Among those named in the lawsuit is Scott Wyatt, president of Snow College. He told Fox News that the lawsuit may be the result of a “simple misunderstanding.”

“This is a very small disagreement that we are working through,” Wyatt told Fox News. “I’m very optimistic we will come to a positive solution.”


Marvellous what a bit of publicity does.

Given Utah's history, I would have expected an absolute horror there of religious persecution and bias.


Anonymous said...

limp wristed liberals in action again.

Anonymous said...

Why would our so-called "centers of higher learning" do things like this? The answer is already available.

"To conquer a nation without the use of military force, you must first control the minds of their young..." -- Karl Marx

Bird of Paradise said...

But art showing Che as a valiant freedom fighter or picrures of demons are perfectly acceptible

Anonymous said...

“This is a very small disagreement that we are working through”

No, this is a very huge issue in that it violates Constitutional guarantees.

It doesn't matter how small the issue is, if it is wrong, it is wrong. Problem is, nothing to the Liberal is "wrong", it is only relative...unless, of course it's an issue he disagrees with.

Anonymous said...

Another faked hate crime

Anonymous said...

Bullseye Annon 5:46!

Anonymous said...

I agree completely with your last line JJR.
LDS should be sensitive to the idea of religious persecution and always be vigilant to ensure they are not the persecutors.
Sadly, however, the suppression of early Christianity did not produce the hoped for religious tolerance either.
It was a dangerous idea in the first place - allowing college groups to paint messages on local business' windows?!? Who knows what kind of crazy or offensive slogans you might have gotten.
I suspect that the college was worried it would upset the business and/or its customers.

Go Away Bird said...

The liberal style biggotry of leftists collage adminastrators

Kee Bird said...

No more money to leftists collages and adminasreators

Flu-Bird said...

Liberals think Free Speech and Freedom of Relegion pertains to them alone