The following comes from a June 4 College Fix article by Alexandra Zimmern:
After images of fetuses growing in the womb caused an uproar at the University of Southern California, campus officials plan to tighten policies regulating what banners may be hung on light posts along Trousdale Parkway, a main walkway that cuts through the center of campus.
What’s more, USC Students for Life told The College Fix, campus officials were unwilling to compromise on a way that would have allowed an altered version of their banners to be hung.
In April, banners featuring growing fetuses were hung on Trousdale light posts on behalf of USC Students for Life after the group gained approval – but the banners were swiftly taken down just a few hours after they were hoisted, with administrators saying they were approved “in error.”
Now campus officials plan to require all Trousdale lightpost banner reservations be sponsored by an academic department before they can be approved, USC Students for Life told The College Fix in an email. This was not a requirement prior to the April kerfuffle.
“Recently, the co-presidents of USC Students for Life met with a representative of USC Student Affairs to discuss the banner controversy and to try to work things out through a face to face conversation,” the group stated in its email. “During the meeting, we were informed there was no way our banners could be replaced this semester and additionally, the school will be rewriting the Trousdale banner policy over the summer.”
“The new policy will be to require all Trousdale lightpost banner reservations to be sponsored by an academic department before they can be approved.”
When The College Fix reached out to USC to ask about planned revisions, its officials simply replied with a statement issued in April that read in part: “We are working with the student group to find other means of communicating their message, as they do regularly here and at other universities. We respect students’ constitutional right to free speech and only impose reasonable time, place and manner regulations.”
The banners had aimed to promote USC Students for Life’s final project of the semester: a baby shower for a local pregnancy resource center. The student organization went through all the proper administrative channels to ensure their banner project was in accordance with school policy.
But only hours after their banners were hung, USC administrators decided the images did not comply with school policy and would need to be taken down immediately.
Cynthia Tucker of USC’s Trojan Event Services claimed after the banners were removed that the students had needed to include the date of the event the signs intended to promote, though she had initially told USC Students for Life they only needed to include their organization’s name.
USC administrators obviously do not believe in any sort of free speech. In fact, USC is an athlete’s school, with little to show regarding academics or intellectual honesty, for that matter. Much like UCSB in spirit, although UCSB is very near to great beaches, and USC is next to, er, ah, East LA.
Not much here, Catholic Readers, nothing much at all (except another campus showing that it really belongs in another country). Hope that there are truly angered USC alums out there, because your old sod is sadly lacking in just about everything (although the football team this coming year looks good).
Why are USC Trustees afraid of scientific TRUTH?
This video should be shown in all Jr & Sr High Schools.
Please pass it on. The more that know the truth the better.
“ENDOWMENT for HUMAN DEVELOPMENT”
Even though the Fathers of our nation were mainly Masons, Deists and free thinkers, they did come up with a fairly decent constitution. But because it had flaws in it, we are now seeing the results of its unraveling. Since it is still the law, it should be obeyed unless amendments are passed to change it. When God is taken out of the equation, the constitution will fail. That is what is happening now. Free Speech means what it says, but if you are a Catholic or a decent Christian, you will be silenced because the socialist liberal politically correct will object.
Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right of free association – these all are infused at a deep level with rebellion against authority, and specifically against the authority of the Church. As Luther rebelled for individual autonomy from the Church, and the French Revolution for governmental autonomy from Church influence, the U.S. Constitution was just an experimental tweaking which contained within it time-delayed triggers which would bring forth the “Novus Ordo Seclorum” (New Order of the Ages) as engraved on the presidential seal, and on the reverse of the dollar bill among a plethora of other Masonic imagery. The Constitution doesn’t have “flaws,” it was specifically designed with Masonic diabolical influence to…
Liberalism at its most basic level is a system of man made rights developed in opposition to God made rights. Once the man made rights are enshrined, the assertion of God made rights become legal infringements and are criminalized. In a thumbnail, that’s why liberalism always eventually devolves into totalitarianism.
Ralph that is one of the best definitions of the Left I have ever seen..well done sir, well done
Gee! Some of the equations in the engineering textbooks made us unhappy, especially knowing that we would have to solve them. Maybe they should be prohibited too. Where does this end?
“Regulated Free Speech” is no free speech at all. Most universities (“Catholic” included) are run by extreme liberals who hate to give a forum to anyone whose opinions differ from theirs. To be Pro-Life is especially abhorrent to them. Their lips say “Free Speech” but their hearts say differently.
Want your kid to become a pagan? Send them to USC (University of Southern California).
I’m pro-voice and even I think this is wrong. Colleges should be a bastion of free speech — even if you don’t agree with the subject matter, which I don’t.
Panther Mom, I would hope you would want all students to know scientific truth.
This site is used at secular medical schools. It should be shown in all Jr & Sr high schools in health or biology classes. And at all universities.
Typical hypocrisy from the P.C. educational establishment, mitigating freedom of speech rights, but only because they SHOWED the humanity of the unborns who are threatened at every turn daily in this “land of the free, home of the BRAVE” (?) Over 55 million and counting,, legalized murder rates are too high, STILL over 1,000,000 every year. We as a nation are paying dearly through the obvious chastisement sent by God for our flouting of Judeo-Christian morality, especially evident in our pagan sexual attitudes, and the evidence is very clear to all who will look; An astounding moral cretin as President who never met an abortion he didn’t like, even to the extent he’s be OK with the killing of a grandchild, should either of his two…