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College Student Wins Right to Talk about Jesus and the Bible in Graduation Speech

Veronica Neffinger : May 16, 2018 : Christian Headlines

"We applaud the university for quickly recognizing that the First Amendment protects a graduating student's right to mention her faith in her own speech and has never required universities to purge ceremonies of all things religious..." -ADF lawyer Travis Barham

[ChristianHeadlines.com] A Colorado Mesa University student has succeeded in her fight to be allowed to mention Jesus and the Bible in her graduation speech. (Photo: Graduation/Creative Commons/via Pixabay)

Relevant Magazine reports that student Karissa Erickson gave the speech last Friday at her school's graduation ceremony. Although the university has a rule prohibiting religious content in school-related speeches, Erickson, with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom, appealed this rule and won.

The university had initially told Erickson that "speeches should be free of any one religious slant." However...

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