The government is supposed to protect freedom, not take it away.
In 2016, college officials stopped Chike Uzuegbunam not once, but twice, from sharing his Christian faith with fellow students in the public areas of his college campus.
Chike was simply exercising his free speech—just as any other student or faculty member is free to do on a daily basis. But he was silenced twice. And even threatened with discipline if he continued to speak.
This is unacceptable.
Government officials—such as college administrators and campus police—have no business silencing a student’s speech. Public college campuses are free speech zones.
With the help of Alliance Defending Freedom, Chike decided to take a stand for freedom.
In response to the lawsuit, the college eventually made some changes to its speech policies. Because of that and the fact that Chike had graduated, the college argued it should be able to avoid any penalties for violating Chike’s free speech rights. Unfortunately, two lower courts agreed.
The U.S. Supreme Court was Chike’s last shot at justice. And the high court delivered.
On March 8, the Supreme Court rightly affirmed that government officials should be held accountable for the injuries they cause. Praise God!
But this work to defend people of faith like Chike is only possible with God’s blessing and your continued prayers and support.
Thankfully, a generous family has already given a $70,000 challenge grant to help defend religious freedom for people like Chike.
Will you rise challenge and help defend your brave brothers and sisters in Christ today? Your tax-deductible gift helps fund critical cases at the U.S. Supreme Court and protects your freedom in America today—and for generations to come.
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