Clemson University has shut down a man for praying on campus because he didn’t submit paperwork to get permission, and he didn’t do it in a “designated free speech area.”
Shawn Jones, student services assistant director, called the prayer “solicitation.”
A Young Americans For Freedom (YAF) activist, Kyra Palange, who was praying with the man, described what happened Friday afternoon:
“I was walking across the grassy area near Fort Hill after class at about 3:15 when I saw someone sitting in a folding chair. Next to him was another folding chair with an 8×10 sign that said PRAYER. I approached him and we sat down to pray for a few minutes. When we finished, a man from the university approached us and said he could not be praying there because it was not a “designated free speech area” and presented the person who was praying with a form for the procedures for applying for “solicitation” on campus. He told him he had to leave.”
With the camera recording, Palange then questioned Jones, asking why he forced the man to stop praying. Jones is seen in the following video explaining that there are only certain free speech zones on campus, and the man must follow the proper procedure if he wants to pray.
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