“The University of Nebraska-Lincoln should have no problem supporting speakers from a wide variety of viewpoints on campus, including Christian speakers.”
The group was simply trying to bring a Christian speaker to campus, but we can’t have that!
WOWT News reports:
Christian student group files lawsuit against University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Christian student group, Ratio Christi, has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The group claims that the university discriminated against their views when it denied a funding request to bring a Christian philosopher on campus as a guest speaker. Documents reveal that in Jan., Ratio Christi applied for up to $1,500 funds from student fees to help pay for a lecture by Dr. Robert Audi, a Christian philosopher at the University of Notre Dame.
It is reported The Program Council denied the request, saying the fund could not be used to pay for “speakers of a political and ideological nature.”
The lawsuit claims that the defendants spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in student fees each year to pay for speakers and other events promoting political and ideological viewpoints like sexual orientation, social justice, police reform, and political activism without presenting opposing viewpoints.
Nebraska’s Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement Friday following the news of the lawsuit.
“The University of Nebraska-Lincoln should have no problem supporting speakers from a wide variety of viewpoints on campus, including Christian speakers. UNL has previously brought in much more controversial speakers, and Dr. Robert Audi and Ratio Christi should be given the same respect. I urge University of Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green to step in and define policies to end this kind of discrimination and to send a message that all viewpoints, including Christian values, are welcome.”
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