A couple of stories today that illustrate the hostile environment Christian college students are finding on campus to both their faith and beliefs.
An online video shows an official from Clemson university stopping a man from praying on campus – telling him – this is ‘Not a free speech area’. The man and a Young Americans for Freedom activist, who captured the video, were then asked to leave the area.
The administrator was identified by YAF New Guard blog as Shawn Jones who is the assistant director for client services. He called their praying “solicitation,” and demanded that they would need to fill out paperwork to continue.
Clemson receives state and federal funding, and many see these restrictions as disregarding the First Amendment to the Constitution by limiting free speech to certain zones. Meanwhile, Texas Christian University is allowing students to intern at Planned Parenthood in exchange for school credit.
According to an email, the history department is seeking an intern to work on “a project highlighting Planed Parenthood’s history in Fort Worth since it was established in 1935.” The successful applicant could earn three credits from the opportunity.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said in a statement, “It is a disgrace for a large Christian university to offer credit for an internship at the largest abortion provider in the nation.”