ADF: Six-foot ‘speech zone’ deep-sixed at Oregon college

ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
January 24, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Six-foot ‘speech zone’ deep-sixed at Oregon college

Chemeketa Community College revises policies after interaction with ADF attorneys representing pro-life students

SALEM, Ore. — Chemeketa Community College has revised its policies so that students may engage in free speech beyond a single six-foot folding table that served as a “free speech zone.”

Alliance Defense Fund attorneys represent two Christian students, one of whom was stopped from handing out pro-life literature and displaying pro-life signs outdoors on campus by security officers. Caleb Pearson was told that he would have to get permission from campus officials if he wanted to continue sharing his message, which–if approved–could only be communicated in a small indoor “free speech zone” that consists of a six-foot folding table.

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http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/5304

ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.

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