SMU reverses controversial American flag policy

Southern Methodist Universitys current decision to relocate a memorial service to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks over concerns students may be triggered caused outrage across the fruited plain.

But the college announced late Wednesday they are curing that decision and will allow Young Us citizens for Freedom to post nearly a few, 000 American flags on the Based in dallas Hall Lawn to honor individuals killed by the Muslim terrorists.

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Offer Wolf, chairman of the SMU Younger Americans for Freedom chapter, verified a partial agreement had been achieved.

YAF will continue to work to ensure that the new policy, that will supersede the previous policy language concerning coercion and harassment, reflects the particular terms of the agreement reached and successfully protects the freedom of manifestation, Wolf told The Todd Starnes Show.

The university had initially banned all lawn displays, citing the revised policy aimed at protecting college students from harmful or triggering communications.

SMU stressed that its policy protected all lawn displays, not just the particular 9/11 memorial. The relocation from the memorial was roundly denounced plus condemned by students, alumni, contributor and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.  

I thank the students through across campus who came jointly in the spirit of mutual regard and civil discourse to achieve this end result, said SMU President R. Gerald Turner in a prepared statement. All through these discussions, students have portrayed their commitment to freedom associated with expression a value the College shares.

SMU said they reached a with student leaders to return shows to the prominent lawn space.

This contract provides dedicated spaces for yard displays while also preserving open up spaces for studying, classes, occasions and recreation, a university declaration read. The goal is to stability the needs of all campus community people in use of this historic space.

Young Us citizens For Freedom should be commended to take a noble stand. They acknowledged that free speech was below assault and they did something about this.

And am suspect many readers of this line called, emailed and petitioned The southern part of Methodist University to reverse the policy. College students do not have a constitutional right not to be offended.

What happened in Southern Methodist University is an sort of how a wrong can be righted whenever freedom lovers stand together.

Well done, patriots!

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