What do free speech and the Gospel have in common? What do you do when campus police try to silence the Gospel?
Our chapter in northern Michigan was faced with this question when one of our evangelists was approached by campus security. The officer, an outspoken critic of Ratio Christi, accused our evangelist of using coercive tactics and upsetting students. The head of campus safety got involved in the dispute and asked our team member to refrain from approaching anyone.
The campus security told our team we were free to set up a table, but we could only speak to students that came to us.
Part of our battlefield
Ratio Christi exists to share compelling reasons for following Christ and to develop thoughtful Christians on college campuses. The power of the Gospel to change hearts and minds is evident in our work. One of the most common ways to combat the spread of God’s good news about His Son, Jesus, is to simply try to silence Christians on university campuses.
Nothing stops the Gospel
Ratio Christi is no stranger to fighting for students’ and professors’ rights to share the Gospel. Just last month our Utah chapters were faced with protesters when sponsoring a symposium on free speech. Our CEO was uninvited from a speaking engagement with a Christian group because they were afraid he would offend people. We’ve battled in lawsuits over policies unfairly targeting Christians. And through it all, nothing stops the Gospel.