Bonnie Pritchett

Bonnie is a correspondent for WORLD. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and the University of Texas School of Journalism. Bonnie resides with her family in League City, Texas.

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Oklahoma AG: Defense of university chapel a top priority

Religious Liberty | Americans United for the Separation of Church and State wants all religious symbols stripped from the 60-year-old chapel
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/11/17, 03:12 pm

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has stepped into a dispute over the display of Christian emblems on a public university campus, declaring the issue a top religious liberty priority. In a July 5 letter to East Central University’s Board of Regents, Hunter said the fight could have repercussions beyond the ECU campus and asked administrators to refer all future responses to his office.

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Louisiana governor vetoes college speech law

First Amendment | Bill would have tried to protect speakers from getting booed off campus
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/04/17, 08:10 am

Calling additional free speech legislation “unnecessary” and “burdensome,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bipartisan bill designed to protect that liberty on the state’s university campuses. House Bill 269, modeled after legislation in other states, passed both Louisiana chambers with only two dissenting votes. It comes in response to nationwide protests by university students against speakers they deem offensive, many of whom are conservative. Some of those protests have turned violent.

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Free rein for free exercise?

Religious Liberty | Religious liberty advocates celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Colorado baker’s discrimination case appeal
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 6/27/17, 11:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who is accused of discriminating against a gay couple when he declined to create their wedding cake in 2012. Phillips’ case could resolve the tension between an “exceedingly harsh view of so-called equity laws and an extremely limited view of free speech and the free exercise of religion” said Mike Farris, Alliance Defending Freedom president.

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