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Be inspired by these courageous students and professors who have taken a stand for religious freedom on their university campuses.

June Sheldon

June Sheldon was an adjunct professor at San José City College (SJCC). In the summer of 2007, she taught a Human Heredity course that explored the role of genetics in different disciplines like medicine and agriculture as well as an overview of the biology of human genetics. 

Jonathan Lopez

In the fall of 2008, Jonathan Lopez attended Los Angeles City College (LACC) and was enrolled in a speech class. During this same time California voters passed Proposition 8 which amended the state’s constitution to define marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman.

Ruth Malhotra and Orit Kwasman

Ruth Malhotra and Orit Kwasman, unleashed all the worst furies of the Left when they stood up in support of their faith and their conservative views on the campus of Georgia Tech.&nbsp;<br>

Larinda J. King

Commissioned II Love was one of the most popular clubs at Savannah State University, until administrators banned the club from campus following charges that the group's leaders were hazing the other members. In reality, this "hazing" was nothing more than a foot-washing ceremony.

Jennifer Keeton

Augusta State University counseling student Jennifer Keeton was told that her Christian beliefs were unethical and incompatible with the prevailing views in her college counseling program.

Ryan Dozier

Ryan Dozier emerged from his Wednesday morning class at Yuba College in central California just in time to hoist an evangelical sign and hand out some tracts to the lunchtime crowd walking across campus.

Dr. Kenneth Howell

Students at the University of Illinois loved and respected Professor Kenneth Howell for his kindness, fairness, and knowledge. They were stunned when after teaching at the University for ten years, their professor was suddenly fired.

AJ Fluehr

As a student interested in public affairs and a political future, A.J. Fluehr was dumbfounded at the blatant speech codes enforced at Pennsylvania State University.&nbsp;

Julea Ward

When Julea Ward walked into the room of professors from the counseling department, she hoped to find more tolerance than she’d received from her counseling supervisor at Eastern Michigan University. She was wrong.

Emily Brooker

College was a rude awakening for Emily Brooker. Her freshman year, she received a class assignment to perform homosexual behavior in public, such as holding hands or kissing, and then write a paper about the experience.

Young America’s Foundation and Ben Shapiro

Alliance Defending Freedom represents Young America’s Foundation, CSULA Young Americans for Freedom, Ben Shapiro, and three university students. We are defending the right of students to speak freely on campus without being subject to threats, physical violence, and obstruction from protestors.

Dr. Mike Adams

In 1993, Dr. Mike Adams, a self-declared atheist and liberal, began working at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW).


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