School Faces Punishment for Going After a Religious Student

School Faces Punishment for Going After a Religious Student

School Faces PUNISHMENT After What They Did To A Christian Student

(TheRedWire.com) – Across America, stories continue to pop up of alleged wrongdoing by colleges and universities against Christian students. The latest example comes out of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) for allegedly violating a graduate student’s religious and free speech rights. Maggie DeJong is a grad student in the school’s Art Therapy program. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) brought the case on behalf of DeJong.

According to WND, DeJong’s attorney said the grad student respectfully shared her political and religious views as permitted under the First Amendment. The legal team said that the grad student shared her opinions on social media during in-class discussions that included religion, Critical Race Theory, COVID-19 issues, politics, and more. Students with beliefs differing from DeJong’s Christian faith reported her speech to the university.

The plaintiff’s attorneys said the school placed a no-contact order against her and threatened disciplinary actions. Still, they didn’t allow DeJong an opportunity to explain what happened, didn’t inform her of the allegations, and didn’t identify a specific rule or policy that DeJong broke.

Attorneys say this is a religious case about tolerance or a lack of it in this instance. In a letter to the school, the ADF demanded the school produce all correspondence and documents related to the complaints made against DeJong.

We will have to wait and see how this unfolds. Stay tuned.

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