NOT YOUR CHURCH'S SHEPARD. Judy Shepard, mother of slain homosexual Matthew Shepard, is speaking against churches at speeches she gives at college campuses. She says"Churches are damaging us as a society." This is because they do not support the homosexual agenda.
Even more extreme, she gave this speech at Roger Williams University at an event freshmen were required to attend. When the campus Republican Club opposed, the University took away the club's funding and closed their award winning newspaper. You can read a first hand account here.
College campuses have become entrenched in leftist ideals. As more young adults wake up to conservatism, they feel threatened and have reacted with all the force and opposition of Nazi Germany. Free speech is not allowed. Freedom of assembly is removed. Freedom of the press is squelched, all while the university president mouths platitudes of diversity. He does not want diversity and should be honest enough to admit it. What he wants is lock step conformity with leftist ideals, and what he is willing to do to get it is use the jack boot of authority to stomp the opposition.