Clemson University administrator Shawn Jones demanded that a local man who was praying with students leave campus last Thursday because he was not in a designated “free speech zone.”
Jones, Clemson’s assistant director for client services, cited the Clemson University Facility Usage Policy as justification for removing Robbie Roberts for praying while sitting next to a sign with the word “prayer” on it. The usage policy states that non-students are restricted to certain campus areas for their full right to free speech.
“I did not think it was legal for them to remove a non-student from campus simply for communicating with students.” T
In a Young America’s Foundation (YAF) videodocumenting the incident, Jones tells graduate student Kyra Palange, who recorded the confrontation after praying with Roberts, that non-students are only permitted to exercise their liberties in designated "free speech zones."
“This is not a designated free speech area,” Jones informed them.
“You mean there are free speech areas on campus and that the entire campus is not a free speech area?” Palange then asked.
Any one who is not WITH God is AGAINST God and God will repay...........
And the liberal/socialist idiot press wonders why Donald Trump is doing so well in the face of their all out attacks on him ! Vote Donald Trump and bring back US Constitutional law .
“You mean there are free speech areas on campus and that the entire campus is not a free speech area?” Palange then asked."
Dah... YES! Most Universities and Colleges today are bastions of Political Correctness. Free speech has been banned from just about everywhere on or near our cultural institutions and Universities. Instead we have managed speech, and political correctness has become the driving force behind censorship of certain aspects of political and cultural speech. George
Orwell's 1984 maybe 32 years late in materializing but what it lacked in timing it certainly made up in its prophetic portrayal of the Orwellian Dystopia. Double Speak even has its own University Dictionary... vocabulary today. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doublespeak
Why do students attend college? To learn by communicating with others who have differing opinions, by expanding horizons, by growing, by maturing...oh wait, that was when I was in college- many years ago. Now, they need their security blankets in their safe zones where no sidewalk chalk is allowed. Is it any wonder we have mindless idiots voting who have no concept of history, of values, of ethics?
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Excuse me, "Mr." Jones, but here in the U.S.A., it is legal for us to pray anywhere that we wish to pray. The 1st amendment to our constitution has no mention of "restricted" zones.
The usage policy states that non-students are restricted to certain campus areas for their full right to free speech.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
I hate to say this but the Constitution only applies when it suits their purpose and not when it goes against them. It started back with the Sedition Act somewhere around 1794. I am not sure of the date. As the government has grown, the Constitution has been shoved in the back more and more. Vote for Hillary and it will be buried completely. Vote for Trump and it will stay around a while longer and maybe come back out to the front where it belongs.
It's time for Christians to stand up to this BS. If the Muslims can block traffic by praying in the streets, surely other religions can be afforded the same courtesy. I thought Clemson was in the Bible Belt.
Clemson is in South Carolina... once a very staunch Christian State...
But such activities are UN-ISLAMIC!
We really have to get rid of those who support Islam in this Country. It will soon be another stronghold for Islam, and I don't want to see that.
Clemson has joined the too long list of liberal toilets.
Why are there not lawsuits out the ying-yang over these anti-amendment "free speech zones"? Course you know damn well had it been a muslim prayer............nothing would be said.