Commonwealth Policy Center

The Department of Education has proposed rescinding a Trump era rule that protected First Amendment rights of college campus clubs. Many Christian clubs were discriminated against due to their biblical views. If a college didn’t abide by this rule, then they could be penalized. Now, the Biden administration sees this rule as unnecessary and is working to roll back the rule. Pres. Biden’s actions leave many people wondering if the First Amendment is just an option for those who might hold theologically conservative views. But is the First Amendment really just optional in such situations? Should Christian student groups be vulnerable to having their religious freedom trampled on college campuses? The Biden Administration talks about freedom and tolerance, except for those organizations that he disagrees with.