Index on Censorship: A group of students at the University of Georgia, represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), have filed a lawsuit against the school after it adopted a policy that limits free speech to certain zones. These areas make up less than 1 percent of the campus and are open from 8am-9pm Monday through Friday for protest and other political demonstration. Protests on other parts of campus must be cleared 48 hours in advance by an administrator. ADF’s Travis Barham said in a press release, “Public universities are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas, and so they should promote and celebrate free speech, not quarantine it.”
Daily Report: Cortman works for Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom, acting as vice president for litigation out of the group’s Lawrenceville, Ga., office. The organization represents Good News Community Church, a small congregation that met in an elementary school in Gilbert, Ariz., later moving to a school located a few blocks away from the town border. Savrin represents the town of Gilbert.
Charisma News: As for the larger organizations, like the ADF (the Alliance Defending Freedom) and ACLJ (the American Center for Law and Justice), with budgets in the 10′s of millions of dollars, the quotes associated with them can in no way be construed as a “vicious brand of bigotry.” (For example, the ADF’s Benjamin Bull is excoriated for stating that “HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE FREQUENTLY BEEN A RALLYING CRY FOR PEOPLE INTENT ON IMPOSING THEIR WORLDVIEW ON OTHERS”; their emphasis).