Tuesday, February 06, 2018

UCO boots Christian speaker Ken Ham from campus forum


UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA RESCINDS INVITE 
TO CHRISTIAN SPEAKER

Nationally-renowned Christian speaker and author, Ken Ham, has been un-invited from a scheduled forum at the University of Central Oklahoma.  Ham had planned to speak about the science behind Darwinian theory but, inexplicably, objections from a campus LGBT group prompted UCO to cancel.

“Since the doors of our public university are closed, we will open our doors for interested students and members of our community to hear what Ken has to share,” says Paul Blair, Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond. “I am greatly disappointed that a university that boasts of being ‘discrimination free’ on its website, openly discriminates against the free speech rights of Christians on the campus.” 

Ken Ham is a highly respected and sought after national speaker and the founder of the world-renowned Creation Museum.

Despite a speaking invitation from the UCO student government, and a contract (attached) with the university, Ham was told this week he is no longer welcome. Instead, Ham will give his presentation at Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond.

“It’s another case where the First Amendment exists everywhere except on college campuses,” says Pastor Blair.  “According to its Campus Expression Policy, UCO is committed to ‘fostering a learning environment where free inquiry and expression are encouraged’.  But apparently that only applies to speech that echoes specific political beliefs. The irony is, the groups promoting ‘tolerance’ are the most intolerant forces on campus.”

Ken Ham will speak at 6:30 PM, Monday, March 5, at Fairview Baptist Church, 1230 N. Sooner Road, in Edmond.  Admission is free but seating is limited to the first 500 attendees.

Extra: Contract between UCO and AiG/Ken Ham 

MORE: Here's some additional information from Answers in Genesis.

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