A new e-newsletter has been launched as part of a campaign to
inform colleges and universities of free speech violations on
The Alliance Defending
Freedom has launched "Speak Up University" as part of
the "Speak Up
Movement," which aims to "empower ordinary Christians
with information, advocacy and even legal representation" to ensure
their free speech rights on campus.
"A lot of students
unfortunately aren't aware that these restrictions on their
sincerely-held religious beliefs are unconstitutional, if they go
to a public school," notes ADF attorney Kevin Theriot. "And even If
they go to a private school, sometimes they even have rights
bestowed upon them by the private schools."
He lists those for whom the newsletter is designed.
"This newsletter is meant to inform not only students, but also
administrators … professors and parents of students about their
rights as students … their right to express their faith, and their
responsibility to stand up for their faith when they are
challenged," the attorney details.
Speak Up University features a number of resources to help
students understand their constitutional rights on campus "and to
get a full grasp of the magnitude of this issue on a national