Freedom of speech is under fire now possibly more than ever on college campuses as this fundamental American freedom is being stripped from students, professors, and even public speakers.
Examples of threats to free speech continue to roll in across the nation, especially for Christians and conservatives and their biblical stand on issues.
Even at a Christian university in the Bible belt, free speech is at risk. Some at Baylor University in Texas are trying to stop Matt Walsh, a Christian author and blogger, from speaking on campus.
Walsh was invited by Baylor’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter to give a speech titled, “The War on Reality: Why the Left Has Set out to Redefine Life, Gender, and Marriage.”
It didn’t sit well with some students and so they circulated a petition to stop him from speaking on the topic from a biblical perspective.
The petition accuses Walsh of spreading “harmful hate speech.” Some students even vandalized posters advertising the event.
Walsh took to Twitter saying he simply wants to express a point of view, is trying to have a good sense of humor about the protest, and is asking students to try to have a rational dialogue with him.
Organizers say the event, scheduled for April 9, is now sold out.
A second recent case involves Yale Law School saying students who work for Christian groups supporting biblical teaching on marriage being between one man and one woman will no longer receive school financial support.
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