Oklahoma Central University Bans Creation Museum's Ken Ham from Speaking
In another example of free speech being denied on a university campus, Ken Ham, founder of the popular Creation Museum and Ark Encounter attractions, has been booted from speaking at Oklahoma Central University next month.
Ham's presentation in the school's Constitution Hall was objectionable to a campus LGBT group, which put heavy pressure on the UCO Student Association (UCOSA) and university officials to cancel the March 5 speaking engagement. In his proposed talk at UCO, Ham would have discussed the two different worldviews and their starting points when interpreting scientific evidence, as he did in his evolution/creation debate with Bill Nye "The Science Guy" four years ago.
Ham noted: "Free speech in America is under increasing attack by some very intolerant people. In this case of discrimination, I find it highly ironic that after being booked to speak in the school's Constitution Hall,...
Nete from MD writes: Ignominious Emirakan wrote: Add sodomites to a culture Subtract Christians and truth Simple math You are the last person to talk about truth when you say things about the former First Lady that God forbids.
Lots of truth in your post, Frank. I would argue that the "free pass" goes further right to the person each of us sees in the mirror. Christ paid for our sins, but that doesn't mean we should then spend up a storm on His tab. At the same time, we look for human saviosrs and expect their perfection when the only things we can really expect from people are failure & sin. Anything above that is a gift from God. Tough times living in between the "now" of declared righteousness and the "not yet" of final righteousness.
There is only one group of people who can speak spiritually/truthfully about sin and judgment; and of course that is Christ‚Äôs church on this earth. Those who have been born again from above! Those in government, in the media or in false churches cannot do this; their spirits have not been made alive. Try finding a politician who will say that Christ is the ‚Äúonly‚ÄĚ way to salvation or that all religions other than Christianity will suffer the wrath of God. You won‚Äôt find a politician on any secular media outlet that will do that; liberal or conservative. If they did dare to offer the true gospel, they would not be elected or they would be fired or sued.
I‚Äôm sorry I sound like a broken record, but I read so often on this forum about the differences between cultural liberalism, e.g. (Hillary and Obama) and cultural conservatism, e.g.(Trump and Pence) and how conservatism is sort of given a free pass and yet I see them as different shades of the same color. The only difference is one group panders to Christians and the others do not. And yes, I thank God for that!
All those who are not in Christ cannot bear any fruit that is pleasing to our heavenly Father; liberals, moderates, or conservatives.
Why would anyone not see that the federal government is on the side of those wanting to limit free speech? If a university received federal funding, with the stipulation on content unacceptable to federal guidelines for workplace expression, then, in turn, the federal government is as punitive as Putin‚Äôs grip on free elections and free speech. For all the hand wringing on Trump and Russia, look at what is happening today and see that the federal government curtails free speech on college campus‚Äô simply by not respecting minority voices.