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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A Fort Pierce community college will show the movie “The Passion of the Christ.”   Indian River Community College officials said they would lift the college’s ban on campus groups showing R-rated movies. They had been threatened with a civil liberties lawsuit when they refused to show the film on campus.... Read more Read more


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ABC’s “World News Tonight” claimed in a nationally televised segment Tuesday that Indian River Community College is among institutions of higher learning that suppress politically conservative speech on their campuses. The allegation is unjust on several fronts.   Broadcasting from the IRCC campus in Fort Pierce, the segment entitled “Conservatives censored on college campuses?” based... Read more Read more


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No, I’m not referring to Winston but to the most famous Churchill since the legendary and heroic British prime minister passed into history — Professor Ward Churchill. After making numerous outrageous comments about the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks, Professor Churchill has resigned from his position as the Chair of the University of... Read more Read more


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In a statement issued yesterday evening, Florida’s Indian River Community College (IRCC) overturned its prohibition on a student-organized screening of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” IRCC made the decision after the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) took the case of the Christian Student Fellowship (CSF), which wanted to show the film,... Read more Read more


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FORT PIERCE, Fla., February 2, 2005—In a statement issued yesterday evening, Florida ’s Indian River Community College (IRCC) overturned its prohibition on a student-organized screening of The Passion of the Christ.IRCC made the decision after the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) took the case of the Christian Student Fellowship (CSF), which wanted to... Read more Read more


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FIRE co-founder Harvey Silverglate has written an article in the Boston Phoenix on the controversy at Harvard involving Larry Summers. While I am undeniably biased (Harvey is one of my heroes), I consider this the best, most intelligent and most informed article on the topic so far. The saddest aspect of the controversy is that... Read more Read more


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Indian River Community College administrators owe their students at least one plausible explanation for refusing to allow a campus Christian group to show The Passion of the Christ. So far, the college has come up only with embarrassing cover stories.   The college has maintained that the group, Christian Student Fellowship, could not show the... Read more Read more


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FORT PIERCE, Fla., January 19, 2005—Florida’s Indian River Community College (IRCC), which recently prohibited The Passion of the Christ from being shown on campus, has admitted that last year it approved a screening of the R-rated documentary film Welcome to Sarajevo at a college-sponsored event.  This information contradicts the college’s claim to have banned all... Read more Read more


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FORT PIERCE, Fla., January 14, 2005—Florida’s Indian River Community College (IRCC) is engaging in a campaign of repression against a Christian student group for attempting to show Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ on campus.  In November 2004, the college banned the Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) from showing the film because it was R-rated,... Read more Read more



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