The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a Georgia college student who was silenced, more than once, from sharing his Christian faith with fellow students on campus.
Chike Uzuegbunam was a junior at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) in Lawrenceville, GA, during the summer of 2016. While passing out religious material to students, he was approached by campus police who advised that he needed permission to evangelize and that it must be done in a “free speech zone,” Atlanta News Now reports.
Uzuegbunam complied with their orders, but was approached again by officials who told him to stop preaching on campus because someone had complained.
“College officials didn’t really care about where I was standing, they just didn’t like what I was saying. So, they invoked these policies to silence me,” Uzuegbunam said.
He filed a lawsuit with the US District Court in Atlanta against the college, insisting that his constitutional rights had been violated.
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