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. But so far, college officials have avoided accountability for violating Chike’s constitutional right to free speech. First, officials argued that Chike’s speech shouldn’t receive constitutional protection. Then, they changed their speech policies and convinced two courts that Chike’s case should be dismissed, as if what happened to him didn’t matter.
There’s been no justice for Chike—no recognition for having his rights violated—nothing. And no court order to stop the same thing from happening to other students in the future.
That’s why Chike asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in.
Government officials must be held accountable for trampling someone’s constitutional rights. Whether it’s Chike’s rights, your rights, or anyone else’s. Freedom must be protected.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard this case on January 12—and we’re praying for a victory.
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 Chike—and people like him.
Please rise to the challenge and help defend your brave brothers and sisters in Christ like Chike with your tax-deductible gift today. It is critical that government officials are held accountable for violating our constitutional rights!
Thank you for giving generously.