Can a public university advance religious freedom? ASU President Michael Crow’s tenacious take

Arizona State University President Michael Crow is cooking.

He has skewered Fox News and CNN, recited lessons from the French Wars of Religion in the 1500s and labeled a professor dismissed by ASU a lunatic for arguing that his derisive comments about a Latter-day Saint student’s beliefs should have been shielded by academic freedom standards.

He also has declared Arizona State — a public university and state school — a bastion of religious liberty.

“You are at a free and open institution in the highest spirit of American democracy, protecting and defending freedom of religion with everything that we do,” Crow tells his audience, a conference of the Coalition on Human Dignity and Religious Freedom.

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