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