Fla. College Criticized for ‘Passion’ Ban

January 20, 2005

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- A community college is drawing criticism for banning a Christian student organization from showing the film "The Passion of the Christ."

Indian River Community College officials defended the decision, saying they were following a long-standing practice -- but one not written into policy -- banning student groups from airing R-rated films.

"They say we're in college now, that we're all adults. But now they're saying this movie is too graphic," said Christeena Koshy, a 20-year-old nursing student and a member of Christian Student Fellowship. "They're acting like we're little kids...

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