A Biden executive order on gender identity is putting Christian colleges in a predicament. Joining us today for a Sunday extra podcast is Ryan Bangert (adflegal.org), Vice President for Legal Strategy at Alliance Defending Freedom. The executive order would force colleges to admit a male who identifies as a female into a female dorm – something most Christian colleges would not allow. Mr. Bangert discusses the details of the order, his client's (College of the Ozarks) case, and how regardless of the outcome, the process is the punishment.
Views deemed unpopular by the woke crowd should be protected under a nation's laws, but what happens when college students are kicked out anyway for expressing them? Joining us today from Canada to talk about his country's anti-free speech problem on college campuses is freelance writer Calum Anderson (crisismagazine.com). He looks at the differences in laws between Canada and the U.S. and broadens things out to cover the woke crowd's need for "dissenters" to write statements rejecting their own beliefs before they can be eligible to be hired.
Colleges used to be bastions of free speech but in recent years have become a staunch enemy of our First Amendment. Travis Barham (adflegal.org), Senior Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, joins us today to discuss a current Supreme Court case he's working on. The case involves a student at a Georgia college who was made to jump through hoops just to speak freely about his faith on campus, only to find his rights were still violated after all the hoop-jumping. Speech zones, small corners of campus where one can still speak his or her mind, are on trial, but it's the future of the First Amendment's freedoms of speech and religion that are really at stake.