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February 02, 2005

Anti-Christian bias at universities

ABC news seems to have lifted their head from the slop trough of leftist ideology to take a quick note of some rather blatant bias against Christians at America's colleges and universities. Incidences are plentiful, and obvious but generally ignored by the MSM, but when Indian River Community College banned the Christian Student Fellowship from showing Mel Gibson's The Passion, while allowing a live performance entitled “F**king for Jesus” that describes simulated sex with “the risen Christ.”, the hypocrisy must have poked them right in the nose.

CSF’s trouble began on November 15, 2004, when IRCC administrators first rejected fliers advertising the club’s screening of The Passion of the Christ and then cancelled the event altogether.  CSF reported that one administrator, Lori LaCivita, stated that the reason for these actions was that the film was R-rated.  Students also told FIRE that in early December, after CSF wrote Dean of Student Affairs Johnny Moore and President Massey in an effort to restore its rights, CSF President Preslin Isaac and Vice President Sydney Franklin were pulled out of class by LaCivita and other administrators, who demanded that the students write letters of apology to Dean Moore and President Massey for having addressed the college’s “higher authority” without their permission.

But there are problems with the so-called ban on all R-rated movies:

FIRE Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Greg Lukianoff remarked, “If IRCC has consistently prevented adult students from showing R-rated movies on campus, it has imposed on them an unconstitutional, paternalistic, and patronizing rule.  IRCC’s recent actions make it more likely that IRCC has singled out The Passion of the Christ for censorship in an astonishing instance of unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination and abuse of administrative power.  Either way, the college has shown extraordinary arrogance and foolishness.”

And as Mike Adams points out:

Recently, IRCC spokesperson Michelle Abaldo admitted to the Palm Beach Post that the college previously approved a screening of Welcome to Sarajevo, an R-rated documentary film.

What is it with college administrators and this irresistible lust for power?

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 2, 2005 08:43 AM

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I'm disgusted...
:-(

Posted by: Donna at February 2, 2005 09:49 PM

And that's just one incident. At FIRE's web site there are lots more.

Posted by: Jack at February 3, 2005 04:02 AM

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