UNC’s Nichol not the only professor fighting academic freedom battle

    News Observer: “Like Nichol, Mike Adams, who writes a column for the conservative website Townhall.com, does not mince words. Writing with sarcasm and barbed humor, he attacks feminists, advocates of gun control and other liberal targets. He does not hesitate to write pointedly about administrators at UNCW. Certain that the university denied his promotion because he had expressed unpopular views, Adams sued UNCW in 2007. His lawsuit, supported by the Alliance Defending Freedom, argued that when he was an atheist and a liberal, his department praised and promoted him, but when his views changed, he lost favor and was denied promotion in retaliation for his columns. He has been conducting this lawsuit for seven years.”


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Va. college system eliminates “free speech zones”

Va. college changes free speech zone rules after Evangelical student files lawsuit | Christian Post

University must promote Christian professor it discriminated against | The New American

Christian prof awarded both promotion, back pay after long legal battle | OneNewsNow

Court orders university to promote professor after being discriminated against for Christian views | Christian News Network

Court rules bias at University of North Carolina-Wilmington against conservative professor | Washington Times

After persecution, Christian professor awarded back pay, given promotion | Charisma News

Judge awards embattled Christian, conservative prof $50K — and a promotion

Court orders UNC–Wilmington to pay, promote professor after retaliating against him

Rule on campus preaching suspended after lawsuit | The Virginian-Pilot

After not being promoted, UNC-W professor wins lawsuit | The Daily Tar Heel

Christian student sues TNCC, asserting college violated his rights | Daily Press

UNC professor wins lawsuit against school over denial of promotion | University Herald

Christian prof. wins lawsuit against NC university over free speech rights | Christian Post

Jury finds university discriminated against Christian professor in denying promotion | Christian News

Christian professor wins case against college | WORLD

University stung by jury verdict over religious retaliation | WND

David French: A federal jury speaks, and academic freedom wins | National Review

Legal victory for conservative Christian prof at UNC | OneNewsNow

Conservative prof who was denied promotion wins First Amendment lawsuit | The Daily Caller

Jury rules North Carolina university violated conservative professor’s free speech rights | ACLJ

Jury finds UNC–Wilmington retaliated against professor

Campus pro-life group wins battle on campus | OneNewsNow

Atheist professor finds Christ, loses promotion, files lawsuit | Charisma News

Atheist turned Christian prof. denied promotion | CBN

Trial against UNC-Wilmington begins as Dr. Mike Adams fights for his First Amendment rights | The Global Dispatch

NC university to go on trial for alleged retaliation against Christian professor | Christian Post

UNC–Wilmington on trial for retaliation against professor

Va. college sued for prohibiting student speech

Pro-life group wins settlement with Oklahoma State University | Campus Reform

ADF reminds schools that they should “accommodate religion”

University settles with pro-life student group over alleged crackdown on abortion display | The Blaze

Christian legal group encourages universities to reinstate Bibles following atheist complaint | Christian Post

Two universities unnecessarily cave to atheist group’s threats over Bibles

Two universities unnecessarily cave to atheist group’s threats over Gideon Bibles

God Bless America Offensive? | WLOS ABC 13

“God Bless America”: Teaching A Constitutional Lesson During Constitution Week | Travis Barham

God Bless America’ Sign Back on Public Display After Being Removed From NC Library

Christian Legal Group Complains About Assignment

“Columbia State professor’s assignment about gay rights sparks protest” | Democrat and Chronicle

“Community college professor allegedly tells students: support gay rights or else” | Daily Caller

Tenn. Professor Requires Students to Support Gay Rights, Calls View of Those Opposed to Assignment ‘Ignorant’ | Christian Post

“Group: Students ordered to wear gay rights ribbon” | Columbia Daily Herald

“Teacher Allegedly Forced Students to Wear Gay Pride Ribbons” | Politix

“Professor forces students to be gay rights activists for a grade”

“Tenn. Professor Requires Students to Support Gay Rights, Calls View of Those Opposed to Assignment ‘Ignorant’” | Christian Post

Community college professor allegedly tells students: support gay rights or else | Daily Caller via Yahoo News

“Professor Orders Students to Support Gay Rights” | Todd Starnes at Townhall

Mike Adams Wins His Day in Court | Travis C. Barham at Speak Up Movement

This Is a Test. This Is a Test of Academic Freedom at Brooklyn College. | Travis Barham

Pro-life student group sues public university citing alleged free speech violations | Campus Reform

‘Hyper-sensitive’ OSU Gets Sued | One News Now

Pro-life student group sues Oklahoma State University over First Amendment rights

Oklahoma State University Sued, Denied Pro-Life Group’s Free Speech | Life News

Cowboys for Life wrangles outlaw administrators at Okla. State University | Alliance Defending Freedom

Exposing Avenues of Campus Indoctrination | Travis C. Barham

The Problem with Speech Codes: The Video Version | Travis Barham at Speak Up Movement

Christian Groups Treated Differently | One News Now

Christian club sues Snow College over alleged free speech issues | Salt Lake Tribune

Pregame prayers defended by Univ. of Tenn.

    Baptist Press: The University of Tennessee, in rejecting a request from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to eliminate the Volunteers’ traditional pregame prayer, has garnered praise from the Alliance Defending Freedom. South Carolina is the only other university in the SEC to offer a public invocation prior to football games.”We’re very pleased that the University of Tennessee has seen fit to disregard the Freedom From Religion Foundation,” said Travis Barham, litigation staff counsel for ADF. “We hope they continue to do that because the Freedom From Religion Foundation has been distorting the law, twisting the law, to support its jaundiced view of religion, its jaundiced view of the First Amendment.”


  • Posted: 10/02/2012
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ADF: University of Tennessee still kicks off with prayer

    “Public universities should respect, not squelch, the religious traditions of students. We applaud the University of Tennessee for continuing prayers at events, including football games. Federal courts have repeatedly recognized that the Establishment Clause does not require universities to purge their events of all things religious. The chancellor was right to align with the 6th Circuit which recognized that ‘[t]he people of the United States did not adopt the Bill of Rights to strip the public square of every last shred of public piety.’”


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Psychologists: “We’re Tolerant, Unless You’re Conservative” | Travis Barham

Travis Barham: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Vanderbilt’s Graduation

Pro-lifers not protected at Western Kentucky U.

Travis Barham: Free Speech Versus Vandalism at Western Kentucky University

Travis Barham: Vanderbilt’s Mask Slips, Revealing Its Hostility to Christians

ADF: “Western Ky. Univ. turns blind eye to vandalized pro-life display”

Another 1st Amendment case for a Christian? | One News Now

Travis C. Barham: Vanderbilt’s Nondiscrimination Nonsense

Supreme Court declines free-speech case