The courts are trying to protect the public from the very sources of morality and justice on which they stand.
Christian students at the University of Missouri at Kansas City are prohibited by the administration from meeting together on campus in their free time or distributing literature of a religious nature to other students. At the university’s Saint Louis campus, speaking of religious matters from the “free speech platform”—established to allow students to express themselves on miscellaneous issues of common interest—is forbidden.
• A student court at the University of Nebraska convicts four student ministry groups of violating a board of regents policy that prohibits “testimony in any of its various forms.”
• Religious students at Western Washington University are limited to two meetings of a religious nature per quarter and, unlike nonreligious student groups, must pay rent to use university facilities. Any funds raised by such groups, irrespective of their source, are subject to strict administration control.
• The First Orthodox Presbyterian Church of San Francisco, a congregation of about 50, is forced to incur substantial expense in order to defend its right to release the church organist when it becomes known that he is a practicing homosexual who does not intend to change his lifestyle. According to the church’s attorneys, John Whitehead and Thomas Neuberger, the discharged organist stated in his deposition that his intention in the lawsuit, brought under a local “gay rights ordinance,” is “to force the church to change its religious beliefs and to punish it for teaching that homosexuality is a sin.”
• The Department of Building and Safety for a major West Coast city (undisclosed due to the sensitive nature of present ...1
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