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Father, we ask that you preserve free speech in this nation. Thank you for giving us this gift, and do not let it be taken from us.

The fight for free speech is a defining struggle for this generation. The church has to rise up in prayer, or we will be the next targets.

From The Center Square. Republican lawmakers are questioning the Biden administration about cancel culture on college campuses and asking the question: why are federal taxpayer dollars funding it?

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House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., and House Committee on Education and Labor Ranking Member Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., sent a letter Wednesday to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona pointing to several instances of certain viewpoints being silenced and to find out “what actions, if any, the Department is taking to promote free speech and academic freedom on college campuses. …

The push for accountability comes after a string of high profile speakers being pushed off campus as well as students facing consequences for unpopular opinions.

“Administrators at Yale Law School threatened to interfere with one student’s ability to pass the character and fitness examination for his bar license unless he apologized to a student group for an email,” the letter said. “St. Louis University disbursed student fees among student organizations discriminately, based on political or ideological affiliation. Certain faculty at University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University Law Center, and Princeton University have been placed on administrative leave or faced threats of termination or indefinite ‘investigations’ for expressing their opinions outside the classroom on social media.”

The committee pointed out that in 2019 alone, major universities received billions of dollars in federal funds. …

The letter argues this level of government funding should come with accountability.

“For this reason, these institutions of higher learning should be havens of free speech. Instead, school administrators are undermining the very purpose of their institutions,” letter said. “The proliferation of cancel culture in American higher education threatens the ability of students and faculty to push themselves past their academic limits. The Department should be signaling to these institutions that academic freedom is paramount for the success of students, faculty, and society, and should help them see that limiting free speech is counter to the intellectual goals of academia.” …

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(Excerpt from The Center Square. Photo Credit: Charles DeLoye on Unsplash)

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MaryJo Coleman
October 2, 2022

We need – only by the Grace of God
– a full scale awakening in every sphere of influence in America, to change the projectory of our nation! Let us keep beseeching our great and merciful Savior on behalf our of families and communities….and that there will be a cultural shift to turn back towards our Creator. Let us surrender to His goodness!

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Gelina
October 1, 2022

I’ve seen this happening for years, before 2016, that city halls, public libraries, and senior centers have co-ordinated with middle and high schools, even elementary schools, to prioritize their reading center and book clubs with woke ideology resources. Rainbow flags and events with invitations to free movies, free food, and dancing, and BLM banners with diversity coaching intimidates students into being apologetic if they don’t agree. Teachers in my town in MA (the cradle of liberty state) tolerate all this as “living in modern times. – which silences alternate opinions. We need to get back to God here, and that includes MANY churches,sad to say. Parents must unite to overcome the Teacher Unions

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