NASHVILLE — The Alliance Defense Fund’s Center for Academic Freedom announced today the launch of its new Web site: www.centerforacademicfreedom.org. The new site is dedicated to providing Christian students and student organizations with support and information as they face escalating attacks on their religious freedom at America’s public universities.
“America’s colleges and universities should give Christian students the same rights as all other students,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel David French, director of the Center for Academic Freedom. “Unfortunately, Christians are increasingly being treated like second-class citizens unless they bow at the altar of political correctness that exists at many of our nation’s public university campuses.”
“Our desire is to defend Christian students from having their religious expression marginalized by university officials, but we also desire to educate those officials so that they understand what the Constitution really says about the free religious expression rights of students. We do not oppose universities themselves; we simply oppose unconstitutional policies and treatment,” French added. “This new Web site will provide students and officials with the information they need, as well as offer support to those students and ministries experiencing difficulties exercising their constitutional rights on campus.”
The new Web site will also feature a blog where students can discuss the state of religious freedom and other pertinent, related issues on their university campuses.
CAF has challenged unconstitutional policies and provided legal assistance to students or faculty at several well-known public universities, including Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, the Ohio State University, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
ADF’s Center for Academic Freedom is defending religious freedom at America’s public universities. ADF is a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding, and litigation.