Spokane Falls Community College student Beth Sheeran and several fellow Christian students wanted to put up an anti-abortion display and distribute fliers on campus in January to mark the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
But school administrators turned them down, apparently saying such an event would be offensive and discriminatory and that they would need to include opposing viewpoints . . .
“That is obviously chilling their speech,” said Heather Gebelin Hacker, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal group based in Arizona that filed the lawsuit on Sheeran’s behalf.
“In addition, it allows the school to punish speech that they don’t like. That’s Orwellian.” . . .