REPORT: University restricts speech, disbands Christian club

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The publicly funded University of Iowa holds a yellow speech code rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE.

A “yellow light” institution is one “whose policies restrict a more limited amount of protected expression or, by virtue of their vague wording, could too easily be used to restrict protected expression.”

This rating is due to a number of potentially troubling policies including one that restricts public demonstration. According to the current policy on “Use of Campus Outdoor Areas,” students and student organizations can host public events on outdoor grounds so long as they comply with time, place, and manner restrictions put in place by the university. The use of such a policy allows for the possibility of the school’s administration to choose which student organizations can or cannot demonstrate on campus.

The article goes on to state the following:

The University of Iowa is currently being sued by a Christian student organization, Business Leaders in Christ, because they were kicked off campus for allegedly violating the school’s anti-discrimination policy. The controversy stems from the group allegedly prohibiting a gay student from obtaining a leadership position because of his express “reject[ion] [of] BLinC’s religious beliefs and [statement that] he would not follow them.”

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