Sunday, November 23, 2008
Campus evangelism a crime?
The so-called "free-speech code" of Yuba Community College District is under federal court scrutiny. According to OneNewsNow.com, A California student, Ryan Dozier, decided to spend some time on campus sharing his faith and handing out tracts to fellow students, generating conversations about Christianity. Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorney Heather Hacker comments on the situation. "A campus police officer came over and told him that if he continued to do so without a permit that he would be possibly expelled or arrested, and so Ryan stopped immediately," she explains. Hacker says Dozier thought the case was closed, but he was apparently mistaken. "Three weeks later he got a certified letter from the president of the college stating that his actions were the subject of a campus crime report," she adds. "Last time I checked, sharing your faith on a public college campus was not a crime." But the letter informed him he could face expulsion if he shared his faith on campus again. ADF filed suit, and a federal judge has ordered the college to suspend enforcement of its highly restricted free speech policies until the lawsuit is resolved. Now, if a college had done this to a homosexual or non-white "activist", no doubt would you be hearing this on all of your cable news. However, since this was done to a Christian activists, not a word. We are living in a world and in a generation where our Christian values and faith are being attacked on all fronts. The liberal left wing hippies of the 60's and 70's are now the presidents of many of our national colleges, and they will stop at nothing to continue to push their Marxist agenda; even threatening criminal actions against Christians. It's communism all over again. Until then.