Christian University Student Suspended for Expressing his Opinion on Islam and Baltimore Riots

speechshutdownIt’s becoming clearer by the day that free speech is a thing of the past in colleges and universities around the country. That is, if you disagree with the leftists who seem to run them.

A student at Texas Christian University (oh the irony) has been lambasted and bullied by TCU for expressing opinions on Twitter they didn’t like when it comes to Islam and the Baltimore riots.

From Fox News:

All it took was 140 characters for Texas Christian University to suspend a conservative student who posted a series of social networking posts that insulted the Islamic State, the Baltimore rioters and Mexicans.


TCU banned Harry Vincent from most campus activities, ordered him to perform 60 hours of community service and attend a diversity training class.

The 19-year-old, who is a member of the College Republicans and the Young Americans for Freedom, said he was told by the university that his conservative views were “inappropriate.”

The charges stemmed from a half dozen tweets he had posted online referencing radical Islam along with a Facebook message about the Baltimore riots.

“These hoodrat criminals in Baltimore need to be shipped off and exiled to the sahara desert,” he wrote. “Maybe then they’ll realize how much we provide for them (welfare, college tuition, Obama phone’s, medicare, etc.”

In regards to Islam he wrote, “This is clearly not a religion of peace.”

He also used the word “beaner” a derogatory term to describe Mexicans.

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It was a former middle school friend that complained about his tweets and launched a Twitter lynch mob against him.

So the ‘betterers’ at TCU decided that some random morons not even related to the university should have anything to say about one of their student’s opinions?

Do these people not know what an ‘opinion’ is?

Do they not know what ‘free speech’ is?

TCU is a private school that claims they don’t have to follow the same free speech guidelines as public universities.

From Dallas News:

Robert O’Neil, former president of the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin system, said public institutions have to tread carefully not to violate students’ First Amendment rights. However, private, religiously affiliated colleges have almost no constraints — other than public, student or alumni backlash — on their ability to punish students for speech.


A private university is “free to — as least as far as the law is concerned — to do whatever it wants, to expel a student for whatever reason,” O’Neil said. “It’s unlikely that a court would intervene.”

Interesting that a Christian University punishes a student for speaking out about Radical Islam. It’s exactly what radical Islamists would do because Christians are on their ‘kill list’.

Watch Todd Starnes interview the student here:



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