Christian counselors forced to choose faith or job | WND

Tennessee Bill Would Allow College Counselors to Refuse to Treat LGBT Students

A ‘Religious Right’ to Not Counsel Gays? | Care2

Tennessee Counseling Bill Would Let Student Psychologists Reject Gay Clients Without Punishment | Huffington Post

TN bill would let graduate-student counselors reject clients on religious grounds

The Julea Ward Settlement: A Win for Religious Liberty | Jeremy Tedesco at Townhall

A resounding, and lasting, victory for religious liberty on college campuses | Jeremy Tedesco at Speak Up Movement

Student expelled over beliefs wins settlement | Baptist Press

University Pays Up For Expelling Christian: Female student booted for not promoting homosexuality | WND

    WorldNetDaily: ADF said even though counseling referrals are a common and accepted professional practice, the university instead chose to expel Ward “when she sought to avoid violating her religious beliefs by referring a potential client to another counselor.” Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco, who argued before the court in October of last year, said public universities “shouldn’t force students to violate their religious beliefs to get a degree.” “The 6th Circuit rightly understood this and ruled appropriately, so the university has done the right thing in settling this case,” he said. “When Julea sought to refer a potential client to another qualified counselor – a common, professional practice that is endorsed by her profession’s code of ethics – EMU denied the referral. Then it attacked and questioned her religious beliefs, ultimately expelling her from the program. We are pleased that Julea and her constitutionally protected rights have been vindicated.”


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“Grad student who was expelled for refusing to counsel gay client settles for $75,000″ | Daily Caller at Yahoo News

“EMU resolves case of Julea Ward, former student kicked out of program for declining to counsel gay client” | AnnArbor.com

“EMU to pay $75,000 to social work student Julea Ward who refused to counsel gay client” | Detroit Free Press

EMU student achieves final victory after court rules ‘tolerance is a two-way street’ | Alliance Defending Freedom

Chick-fil-A Latest Example of How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Religious Freedom

“‘You Don’t Have to Counsel the Sinful’ Bill Advances in Michigan”

House passes bill named for student kicked out of EMU program for refusing to counsel “gay” client

The Courage of Her Convictions: Citizen Link

“Bill named for EMU student dismissed for refusing to counsel gay client clears committee” | AnnArbor.com

Julea Ward case: Bill would block religious discrimination against students

Circuit Split Watch: Counseling Standards v. Religious Values

Letters: Was dismissal unfair to counseling student? | Detroit Free Press

Jeremy Tedesco: Conscience and Campus Orthodoxy | Online Library of Law and Liberty

Jeremy Tedesco: EMU’s expulsion of counseling student was based on intolerance of her religious views | Detroit Free Press

Ward Case Gets Reinstated: The Eastern Echo

R.R. Reno: Rights of Conscience | A First Things Blog

In ‘Ward v. Polite,’ Sixth Circuit Reaches Right Result, but with Wrong Reasoning | The Moral Liberal

Court sides with Christian counseling student | Baptist Press

Grad Student Scores Victory in Gay Counseling Case | CBN

Court rules against university in discrimination case | World Mag.

Jeremy Tedesco: Conscience and Campus Orthodoxy

Julea Ward, ADF Win Free Speech Rights Appeal in Counseling Case

“Anti-Gay Student’s Suit Revived” | Inside Higher Ed

University blasted for intolerance of Christianity | WorldNetDaily

Expelled Eastern Michigan University grad student can take case to jury over refusal to counsel on gay lifestyle | Detroit Free Press

Sixth Circuit extends Hazelwood to colleges, universities | Student Press Law Center

Counselor can sue employer for firing | UPI

Expelled counseling student wins OK to sue | Sacramento Bee

“Julea Ward, Christian Counseling Student Expelled For Gay And Lesbian Views, To Argue Discrimination Case In Court”

Court tells college to be tolerant of Christians | NewsOK.com

David French: A Major Victory for Religious Liberty and Freedom of Conscience

6th Circuit to EMU: ‘Tolerance is a two-way street’

6th Circuit: “Expelled EMU counseling student wins OK to sue after refusal to advise gays, lesbians”

Court Considers Case of Student Expelled from Counseling Program

Ward v. Wilbanks, case of EMU grad student expelled for refusal to counsel gay clients, heard by federal appeals court

Conscience, counseling, and homosexuality | WORLDmag.com

Graduate student’s lawsuit against college pits school policy vs. religious beliefs | Christian Civic League of Maine

Counseling student’s appeals case begins

Graduate Student Says She Was Dismissed From Program Due To Beliefs Toward Homosexuality | Fox News

Appeals court hears arguments over ouster of EMU counselor | Detroit Free Press

Court Hears Appeal of Grad Student Expelled for Religious Beliefs on Homosexuality

“Ward v. Wilbanks, case of EMU grad student expelled for refusal to counsel gay clients, heard by federal appeals court”

6th Circuit Weighs Grad Student’s Free Speech Claim – WSJ

6th Circuit: “Appeals court hearing case of Julea Ward, kicked out of EMU program for refusing to counsel gay student”

Democrat’s bill would let students like Julea Ward decline to counsel clients over beliefs

“Bill targets EMU after dismissal of student Julea Ward over refusal to counsel gay client”

Chuck Colson: Whither Free Speech?

Jeremy Tedesco: Distortions for Dollars

ABA Journal: “Mich. Attorney General Backs Student Who Refused to Counsel Gay Patients”

Attorney General Bill Schuette: EMU’s student’s religious beliefs against homosexuality violated

Robert Knight: Freedom to be Christian but banned from acting Christian

“Can School Dismiss Student for Refusing to Counsel Gays?”

“ACLU asks court to side with EMU in case of former student who declined to counsel gay client”

“ACLU Brief Argues That School Counselors Cannot Refuse To Counsel Gay And Lesbian Clients”

NAS defends freedom of speech and conscience in Ward v. Wilbanks