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Switch to Forum Live View Christians may distribute literature and evangelize at public colleges without permission
3 years ago  ::  Oct 30, 2015 - 10:37PM #1
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Christians may distribute literature and evangelize at public colleges without permission.  This includes both personal conversations and public preaching. 

Government may not require approval for topics.  Government may not shutdown free speech because of hecklers or controversy caused by evangelism.   

Government may not confine you to a specific location for your preaching/evangelism that is more restrictive than standards for all other visitors, clubs, or speakers.

Christian evangelists do not have to be students or be invited by student groups in order to speak in areas of campus open to the public.

If you want to evangelize at a publicly-owned (city, county, or state) college or university, you have decades of federal court decisions in your favor.

Case in point among many favorable cases:

Brief quote from article--

"Fort Dodge, Iowa — September 28, 2015. A federal court in Iowa entered an order and judgment today in favor of Brian Henderson and against Iowa Central Community College (ICCC), ensuring Henderson’s right to pass out gospel tracts and engage willing listeners in friendly conversations in open areas of the public college campus about his Christian faith.

On March 26, 2014, Henderson was kicked off of ICCC’s campus for sharing his views about God and giving away gospel tracts. Campus officials branded Henderson’s expression “solicitation” and told him he could not speak anywhere on campus."

After negotiations failed, the evangelist asked for help from a Christian defense law firm, which defended his rights for free. 

This victory is based upon decades of affirmation (in both state and federal courts) of the Christian's right to evangelize. 

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