Alabama’s Colleges, Universities Must Defend Free Speech

November 18, 2015

By J. Pepper Bryars at Alabama Media Group

The uneducated comments coming from higher education these days are startling.

Over at the University of Missouri, a student body representative recently said she's "tired of hearing that First Amendment rights protect students" who engage in speech she deems hostile.

Up at Amherst College in Massachusetts, students are demanding the school issue a statement saying it does "not tolerate the actions of students who posted ... the 'Free Speech' posters."

And here in the South, students at Vanderbilt University are protesting a professor who once wrote that Islam was "dangerous" and that Christians should strengthen themselves "spiritually and intellectually" for continuing challenges to traditional marriage...

Schools: Amherst College University of South Alabama University of Missouri – Columbia Cases: University of Missouri: Policing of “Hurtful” Speech