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A Georgia college says sharing the gospel is “fighting words”

By  |  April 20, 2017, 11:53am  |  @ewerickson

Georgia Republicans keep refusing to pass religious liberty legislation because they keep saying “it’ll never happen here.” It keeps happening. The state recently settled a lawsuit after firing a doctor over the content of Sunday sermons he had preached.

In the latest, Georgia Gwinnett College is trying to have a lawsuit dismissed claiming the student plaintiff had spoken “fighting words” on campus and had no first amendment protections. The fighting words? The student, Chike Uzuegbunam, went to a free speech zone on campus and shared the gospel.

The lawsuit, filed in December, is here.

Georgia Gwinnett College has now filed a motion to dismiss claiming sharing the gospel is akin to fighting words and has no legal protection.