Yesterday, the Clarion Call, the student newspaper at Clarion University, published its latest edition and dismissed the vandalism on campus last week with a quick picture and caption. The paper also published the Clarion Students for Life group’s letter to the editor defending itself from an attack in the previous week’s paper about their speaker, Rebecca Kiessling. The author of the previous attack had not attended the event, but wrote a letter to the editor attacking Kiessling for her views on rape and abortion.
In addition, the biased student newspaper published an anti-God and anti-Life cartoon the same day.
“I’m shocked that the Clarion Call would overlook such an outrageous and disgusting attack on campus last week,” commented Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America. “How is it that a news organization on campus will not defend their peers’ right to freedom of speech and religion on campus? And on top of that, publish an anti-life and anti-God cartoon in the same issue? Is that just a coincidence? The Clarion Call should officially apologize and run an appropriate story on the vandalism. Anything less is false journalism.”
The fact that the Students for Life group should have to continue to face this kind of opposition on campus is ridiculous. The anti-Life and anti-God movement on campus at Clarion is stifling student’s rights of freedom of speech. Students for Life is calling on the Clarion Call to accurately report the news on campus and write a fair article on the vandalism that occurred last Wednesday.