Grace Christian Life says that the school is specifically targeting them because they are a Christian group. Their members have seen other clubs completely ignore the rules without any repercussion. The school claims the policy is necessary to create an “inclusive, welcoming environment.” However, their inclusive speech code is being used to exclude this Christian group because of their faith. If the school really wants to be inclusive, it would include Grace Christian Life like all the other student groups on campus.
Unfortunately, this kind of thing is happening all over American college campuses. Student speech is shut down in the name of political correctness. These speech codes should not be allowed on campus. Grace Christian Life president Hannalee Alrutz said “Colleges are supposed to be places where ideas are freely shared – not gagged.” Hannalee is exactly right. Colleges should be preparing students for life, not sheltering them from it. Exposing college students to a diversity of opinions is the best way to help them learn, grow, and develop their own opinions. Oppressive speech codes should be removed to restore free speech for American college students.
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