ADF Center for Academic Freedom Staff
Watch Why an Accompished Professor Was Demoted, Harassed, and Effectively Fired
By Sarah Kramer Posted on: | November 07, 2019 When Dr. Allan Josephson was hired as the Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Division at the University of Louisville in 2003, the program was struggling. Over the next 15 years, Dr. Josephson led the program as it became nationally recognized. And in 2014, 2015, […]
New Movie Showcases Just How Much Speech is Restricted on Some University Campuses
By Ryan Everson Posted on: | November 08, 2019 On many college campuses, students and faculty with traditional Christian views are censored from supporting views they believe and compelled to speak things they don’t believe. In a captivating new movie called “No Safe Spaces,” Dennis Prager of PragerU and podcaster Adam Carolla shed light on this problematic […]
A University Effectively Fired This Professor after He Spoke at a Conservative Think Tank
By Ryan Everson Posted on: | November 18, 2019 Dr. Allan Josephson was the Division Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Louisville for nearly 15 years. When he arrived at the school in 2003, he took over a struggling program. But after many years of careful research and […]
Three Educators Standing up for Truth in Schools
By Maureen Collins Posted on: | October 14, 2019 In a world of “fake news” and distorted values, speaking the truth can be a radical act. Dr. Allan Josephson, Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, and Peter Vlaming all know this firsthand. These educators were punished by their schools, and two were even fired, for what they said—or didn’t say. These three […]
This High School Teacher Was Effectively Fired for What He Didn’t Say
By Maureen Collins Posted on: | November 26, 2019 Last December, a group of students at West Point High School in Virginia staged a walkout. They wanted to protest their school board, which had fired their beloved French language teacher the day before. Peter Vlaming had been placed on administrative leave in October, and the school board meeting […]
Court Rules Pro-Life Viewpoints Can No Longer Be Discriminated Against on This California Campus
In the 2016-2017 school year, California State University San Marcos funded the Gender Equity and the LGBTQA Pride Center with almost $300,000 in mandatory student fees.
This Baby Was Saved After These Pro-Life Students Stood for Freedom
When a student named Jess found herself facing an unplanned pregnancy, she felt financially unstable and unready to be a mother. A counselor at Planned Parenthood even told her that abortion was her only option.
Jess was frantic. But then one day as she was driving, something caught her eye.
It was a 12-week fetal model showing the developmental stages of a child in the womb. She had gotten it from a Students for Life information table at Fresno State. Jess had placed the fetal model in the rearview mirror of her car. And, at that moment, it was exactly what she needed to see.
This Student Group Was Denied Recognition – But It Didn’t Take “No” for an Answer
What happens when there is unlimited, unchecked power given to one person or group of people?
You guessed it – tyranny.
Well, that is exactly what the student organization environment looked like at College of Charleston last year when the South Carolina Politics Club (SCPC), a non-partisan student group that seeks to organize and educate students on the structure, apparatus, and processes of South Carolina local and state politics, was denied recognition because it was “too similar” to another student group on campus.
This Memorial Day, Let’s Remember Those Who Make the Ultimate Sacrifice for Freedom
I served in the United States Navy for over eight years because I believe the American values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are worth defending and dying for.
I deployed with a helicopter search and rescue squadron onboard the USS Ronald Reagan and later served as a Navy recruiter. Through my experiences deployed at sea and on shore as a recruiter of young men and women, I came to know not only why I chose to join the military but also why hundreds of other young men and women choose to do the same.
To put it simply: We believe in fighting for liberty. We believe that America is the greatest country on Earth. And we want to protect it.
Christianity No Longer Welcome at Yale? 7 Questions with a Yale Law School Student
Aaron Haviland is a student at Yale Law School. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Cambridge, and he served in the Marine Corps. Aaron sat down with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) to answer some questions about Yale Law School, free speech on campus, and Yale announcing a new policy that may exclude those who decide to work for nonprofit organizations that abide by Christian teaching from access to financial assistance available to all other students.