The Michael Smalanskas Legal Defense Fund

Student Needs Help to Defend His Religious Rights Against His Own Catholic College

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Michael Smalanskas is at the center of an open battle with progressive activists at Providence College, a Dominican Catholic University, over a bulletin board he posted educating students about traditional Catholic marriage. He has been threatened with homosexual rape and murder for putting forth Catholic doctrine.

Not only has the college done little, if anything, to discipline those who accosted Michael, he has now been barred from campus and has had a restraining order taken out against him by Vice President for Student Affairs Kristine Goodwin, a progressive activist who actually helped organize a student protest-march against Michael earlier this year.

Because of his ban from campus, Michael cannot work at his campus job in order to earn money to pay for legal representation!

Legal Defense Fund: Michael needs financial assistance to defend himself from the unjustly issued Superior Court restraining order, but he also hopes to retain legal counsel to seek remedies for potential civil rights or Title IX violations.

The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity (a nonprofit public policy think tank and the only prominent conservative voice in the state) has established a restricted-funds account for Michael’s legal costs. As a 501-C-3 organization, your donation to Michael’s legal defense fund at the Center is fully tax-deductible.

For many months, the Center’s blog site has been the only media entity in the state that dared to publicize Michael’s story and to stand up to the “progressive correctness” that has overtaken the Providence College campus.

For more information please see here and here.

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