Press conference Tuesday regarding lawsuit filed against Cal State Long Beach and San Diego StateADF attorney Jeremy Tedesco will answer questions from media
Monday, November 28, 2005
WHO: ADF attorney Jeremy Tedesco and representatives from Every Nation Campus Ministries, Alpha Gamma Omega, and Alpha Delta Chi
WHAT: Press conference regarding lawsuit filed against California State University at Long Beach and San Diego State University
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego State University, Aztec Plaza, Free Speech Steps
SAN DIEGO —Alliance Defense Fund attorney Jeremy Tedesco will be available to answer questions from the media during a press conference Tuesday at the Free Speech Steps of Aztec Plaza on the San Diego State University campus.
Tedesco will address the federal civil rights lawsuit filed today on behalf of four Christian student groups against San Diego State University and California State University at Long Beach. The four student Christian groups facing discrimination on those campuses were pressured by university officials to accept as members and leaders those who do not share their Christian beliefs.
“The right of association applies to all groups on campus,” said Tedesco. “All student groups have a right to elect officers and members who share that group’s values or belief system. These universities are requiring Christian organizations to accept members who disagree with their beliefs and viewpoints, violating these students’ First Amendment rights.”
The lawsuit is part of ADF’s University Project, a nationwide effort to defend Christian student groups at universities from the discrimination they often face by campus officials. ADF’s clients include the chapters of Every Nation Campus Ministries at San Diego State University and California State University at Long Beach as well as fraternity Alpha Gamma Omega and sorority Alpha Delta Chi at San Diego State.
ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.