No Passion on campus

Florida’s Indian River Community College banned a Christian student group’s screening of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” claiming that all R-rated films are banned to protect high school students taking college classes.  FIRE, which has taken the case, points out the college doesn’t really follow such an absurdly patronizing policy.

. . . the college has hosted a live performance entitled “F**king for Jesus” that describes simulated sex with “the risen Christ.” 

Apparently, the only acceptable passion is sexual.

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  1. I hope they get their petards handed to them on platters. The letter from the community college’s attorney was quite annoying and stupid — clearly they can’t afford an attorney who went to a good law school and learned constitutional law!

    Petty dictators at community colleges are even more annoying than those at elite colleges. Typically, they are brainwashed (and brainwashing others) in the liberal arts, where every subject can be related to feminist or queer theory!

    Now, before I get bombarded as being down on liberal arts, I think a classical liberal arts education is the best possible education, particularly for undergraduates. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to find a program that still teaches how to think and reason instead of what to think!



    From the good folks at FIRE: Florida’s Indian River Community College (IRCC) is engaging in a campaign of repression against a Christian student group for attempting to show Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ on campus. In November 2004,…

  2. Possible cover-up regarding an offensive skit

    What’s interesting is that the FIRE page includes this link, which should go to the skit’s script. It doesn’t. It bounces back to the FIRE page.