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Academic Freedom Group Charges Fla. College Violated Students’ Rights

January 24, 2005

A Florida community college is being accused of employing a shameful double standard after banning Mel Gibson's 2004 film, The Passion of the Christ, from being shown on campus.

Officials at Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce recently barred the Christian student fellowship on campus from screening The Passion, citing an unwritten school policy against R-rated movies. But now comes word that IRCC approved a screening of the R-rated documentary film, Welcome to Sarajevo, at a college-sponsored event last year... Download file "Academic Freedom Group Charges Fla. College Violated Students' Rights"

Schools: Indian River State College Cases: Indian River Community College: Ban on ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and Repression of Free Speech