Students allegedly targeted for Christian marriage beliefs
The University of Idaho College of Law has been sued for actions it took against students who expressed their religious belief in support of the biblical definition of marriage as one man and one woman.
Alliance Defending Freedom filed the First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of three Christian law students at the university, Peter Perlot, Mark Miller and Ryan Alexander, who are members of the Christian Legal Society.
The lawsuit alleged that the public university’s Office of Civil Rights and Investigations issued no-contact orders to the CLS members, which effectively prevented the plaintiffs from communicating with any student peers and restricted them from certain locations on campus.
The university justified their issuance of the no-contact orders through their Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and their Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Policies due to the content and viewpoint of the plaintiffs’ religious beliefs.
The students have expressed that the no-contact orders are a cause of “great stress and anxiety” and are now fearful that any expression of their religious beliefs will lead to further punishment and negatively impact their future careers.
The lawsuit named university officials, including the president of the university, the dean of students, and the director and deputy director of the investigation office.
The university told The College Fix it does “not comment on pending legislation” but in general, “no contact orders are not disciplinary or punitive,” spokesperson Jodi Walker said via email. “They are administrative actions under Title IX.”The no-contact orders came as a result of complaints from students who took issue with their peers’ opposition to same-sex unions being considered as equal to heterosexual marriages.The students were not given a chance to review the allegations or defend themselves.The events which led to the university taking action against the three Christian students started on April […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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