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'Hyper-sensitive' OSU gets sued

Bob Kellogg   (OneNewsNow.com) Friday, February 01, 2013

A group of pro-life students is fighting back against Oklahoma State University officials, who reportedly targeted the organization with blatantly unconstitutional restrictions because of its pro-life message.

Barham, Travis (ADF)Cowboys for Life has filed a federal lawsuit against OSU for restricting its display to a remote area of the campus, away from the Student Union and requiring members to post "warning" signs about its content. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorney Travis Barham says school officials claimed other students might be "offended" by the pro-life message.

"OSU needs to learn that it does not have free reign to censor its students," he insists. "It can't exile displays to remote areas of campus, or restrict students from distributing literature just because the hyper-sensitive feelings of a university administrator got ruffled."

Officials even launched an investigation to determine if charges should be filed against the members of Cowboys for Life.

"Their attitude toward our students was just one of extreme arrogance and condescension," Barham reports. "They felt like they had the unbridled right to remove our students on campus, well away from areas where there was high traffic, and to impose upon them all sorts of arbitrary, made-up-on-the-spot restrictions like these warning signs."

The ADF attorney tells OneNewsNow he knows of no other example in which OSU was equally heavy-handed against another campus group.

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