Kansas State Says No to Bible Reading

by Nathan Harden

The student body president at KSU-Salina wanted to read a short Bible verse as part of his speech at a graduation ceremony earlier this month. But university administrators told him to forget about it.

The verse, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” was “not appropriate,” the school told him, calling it an issue of “mutual respect.”

“This is not an issue of free speech,” they told him.

In today’s feature at The College Fix, University of Oregon student Sophia Lawhead explains how the student fought back.

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