The Gospel as “Fighting Words”
If you doubt that progressives will ban any expression of Christianity once they have the political leverage, look to academia, where they have already established nearly total hegemony:
Georgia Gwinnett College tried to dispel a First Amendment lawsuit by claiming that it removed a preacher from campus because his discussion of the Gospels “rose to the level of ‘fighting words.’”
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit in December challenging the Georgia college’s restrictive speech policies after student Chike Uzuegbunam was repeatedly prohibited from discussing his Christian faith on campus, even after he had obtained permission to do so in one of the school’s free-speech zones.
At first, the university argued that Uzuegbunam was indulging in “disorderly conduct” by passing out pamphlets and discussing Christianity within the tiny free speech zones.
Now, though, ADF has informed Campus Reform that the school has filed a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the plaintiff’s “open-air speaking” rose “to the level of ‘fighting words,’” as evidenced in a copy of the motion obtained by Campus Reform.
This illustrates the problem with any exemptions to essential liberties. Liberals will cram everything they want to ban into even the smallest exemption.
On a tip from J. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.