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Michigan college lifts speech ban used to muzzle T-Rex-clad student

Michigan college lifts speech ban used to muzzle T-Rex-clad student

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have secured an agreement from officials at Macomb Community College to drop unconstitutional restrictions that banned students from engaging in expressive activity on campus unless they were granted a permit from the dean or vice president. In practice, even approved speech was limited to a small zone comprising less than .001 percent of the college’s metro Detroit campus.

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What Westboro baptist defectors can teach us all about free speech

What Westboro baptist defectors can teach us all about free speech

A prevailing view on today’s college campuses is that administrators must protect students from speech that any may deem offensive or intolerant. But they often apply this protective motive not only to Westboro’s repulsive beliefs, but also to the mainstream viewpoints of millions of Americans that just aren’t popular in the ivory towers of many public universities. Many university officials answer that people who espouse views they lump together as “unpopular” should all be prohibited from even setting foot on campus.

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Will Georgetown exclude Catholic views on sexuality on All Souls Day?

Will Georgetown exclude Catholic views on sexuality on All Souls Day?

Georgetown, we are told, is “the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States.” But tonight, on a day when Catholic and many other Christians remember those who have come before us and left a legacy of faith, Georgetown’s Student Activities Commission will determine whether or not a group of students adhering to Catholic teaching on sexual morality is welcome on its campus anymore.

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