Saturday, November 10, 2012
Evangelist Sues College Over Access To Open Campus Area
The Rapid City (SD) Journal reports on a federal lawsuit filed last Thursday against the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology by evangelist Mark Gavin over access to campus areas to preach. Gavin wants to preach on the "quad," a grassy area outside the student center. University officials insist that he comply with the rules for commercial activities-- pay a $50 fee and be limited to a table inside the student center. The suit claims the restriction infringes Gavin's free speech rights.