Conservative students at Lone Star College, supported by the legal efforts of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), are suing the college for revoking their club status over posting a video of their debate on abortion. Per Campus Reform, this is what happened:
According to a press release from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing the CyFair chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT), the lawsuit “challenges policies within the LSC System that give officials unrestricted authority to recognize and derecognize student organizations based on whether those officials approve of the viewpoints of the groups.”
In addition, the suit also targets mandatory student activity fees that are used to fund student organizations, noting that only “student groups that college officials prefer” enjoy access to those funds.
The lawsuit asserts that the CyFair YCT had previously enjoyed recognition from the school after Vice President for Student Success Bennie Lambert agreed to serve as its advisor in the absence of other options, enabling YCT to hold an abortion debate on campus.
When the club posted video of the debate online, however, Lambert resigned as its advisor, saying the club had not obtained his permission to post the video, and that YCT’s mission was inconsistent with that of Lone Star College.