Free Speech

Practicing the free expression of all religious traditions


Freedom of speech is not only an inherent human right, but also a fundamental building block of our society. The First Amendment protects our right to speak freely on issues without fear of government censorship or punishment, even when, and especially when, that view is unpopular. This involves religious speech as well.

However, in recent  years, religious speech has been treated like a second-class citizen, being threatened with government fines, restrictions on sermons, and labels of hate-speech, all because someone may disagree.

Becket litigates cases of religious speech around the world.  We believe in order for a free democracy to be preserved, we must allow a wide variety of voices and opinions to coexist.

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship  v. Wayne State University

The Intervarsity Christian Fellowship student group has been at the Michigan’s Wayne State University campus for over 75 years, holding Bible studies, hosting discussions on important campus issues, and providing a community for all students. Its goal has always been ...
Case Status:
Becket Role:
Deciding Court:
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Practice Area(s):
Religious Communities, Education, Free Speech