|Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum recipient of CFC 2008 Freedom of Speech Award!|
|On Saturday, April 19th, 2008, Florida's Attorney General Bill McCollum was the recipient of the Christian Family Coalition's 2008 Freedom of Speech Award.|
Last year, University of Florida College Republicans and UF Law School Republicans posted fliers headlined with "Radical Islam Wants You Dead" to advertise a Reitz Union showing of the movie "Obsession." The fliers were reportedly torn down by "offended" Muslim students and even some professors.
Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin, UF's Vice President of Student Affairs, sent out a mass E-mail to all UF students critical of the language used in the fliers and even demanded an apology from the groups that posted them.
However, Florida's Attorney General Bill McCollum notified the University of Florida's president that the state would launch an investigation of the university's attempts to stifle the First Amendment Rights of students who promoted the documentary film on Radical Islam entitled "Obsession."
Thanks to Bill McCollum's bold stand against political correctness, UF officials changed their position last night in an official mass email that recognized the First Amendment Rights of the students who promoted the film.
"The state of Florida is truly blessed to have a man like Attorney General McCollum protecting and defending our First Amendment free speech rights," stated Anthony Verdugo, Founder and Executive Director, Christian Family Coalition.
We would also like to thank David Caton and the Florida Family Association for raising awareness of this issue and allowing us to use a portion of their E-mail above describing the situation.
|Tags: McCollum UF Islam First Amendment Rights|