Turning The Tables On The Left — College Group Sues To Protect Traditional Values

Following President Trump’s election last fall, the left has increasingly protested against any and all conservative points of view.

Nowhere is this more evident than on college campuses, where young adults are most vulnerable to the liberal agenda which is preached as the only acceptable view in society today.

Violence erupted on the campus of U.C. Berkeley over conservative speakers appearing on campus, colleges created “safe spaces” for students who could not bear to hear the views of those they disagree with, and students even called in police when they happened to see a sign on campus with a conservative message that “offended” them.

And now another college is in the news after a professor encouraged students to destroy pro-life messages displayed there.

Students for Life at Fresno State University filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Dr. Gregory Thatcher, a public health professor who encouraged pro-abortion students to erase pro-life chalk messages displayed on the campus’ sidewalks.

LifeSite News reports:

The pro-life student group creates chalk messages on campus sidewalks after first obtaining permission from school administration and Student Involvement. The messages are meant to help new parents and women in crisis pregnancies.  

When pro-abortion students began erasing the chalk creations, Students for Life Fresno president Bernadette Tasy asked why. She was told, “We have a teacher that’s telling us to get rid of it.”  

The teacher was Thatcher.

Thatcher himself approached the pro-life students and used his shoe to wipe out their messages while giving them a tongue-lashing. He told them that they could only express themselves in a “free speech zone,” an area the university eliminated years ago.

“College campuses are not free-speech areas,” Thatcher angrily said while blocking the pro-life messages from being seen. “Obviously, you do not understand.”

This action by Professor Thatcher is just another example of the left’s intolerance for any ideology that does not match their own.

The pro-life students had received permission from campus administration to display the chalk messages, and had done so for several years in the past during an annual pro-life event at the school.

The college experience was once thought to round-out a young adult’s education by teaching them tolerance and differing viewpoints in the world.

However, the left has taken over campuses nationwide.  Conservative viewpoints are no longer allowed as liberal students and teachers cry foul at any conservative viewpoint portrayed.

This double-standard is becoming more and more apparent as the left has the support of the liberal mainstream media, and students throw temper tantrums whenever offended by traditional values.

And now, apparently the liberal left believes they are the only ones entitled to free speech.

LifeSite News continues:

Fresno State Students for Life v. Thatcher claims the professor violated the students’ freedom of speech through censorship, harassment, intimidation, and recruiting others to do the same. The lawsuit asks that Thatcher and his pro-abortion students no longer interfere, disrupt, or alter lawful free speech.

“Fresno State Students for Life received full permission to chalk pro-life messages near the library,” Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins explained. “Rather than countering with his own message, Dr. Thatcher took the illegal approach of censoring speech and inciting students to help.”

“No students should have to endure this kind of intimidation and harassment for simply expressing their views,” Hawkins added, “especially not those who want to help the women betrayed, and the preborn children killed, by the abortion industry.”

Had this been a liberal message displayed on campus and destroyed by conservative students, the left would have been in an uproar and the liberal media would have had a field day in portraying the right as “intolerant”.

It appears that American colleges are fast becoming liberal indoctrination centers, where any student expressing conservative viewpoints can say goodbye to their First Amendment right to free speech.