A group of conservative college students are fed up with what they feel is liberal bias displayed at public universities. The young conservatives have come together to launch a new website called The College Conservative in hopes of providing a platform for young conservatives everywhere.
The website launched Monday and currently consists of 28 college writers and editors from across the country. So far, 323 Facebook fans have “liked” the page, and Editor-in-Chief Zachary Freeman told The Christian Post that the number will only rise as he has discovered that “there’s an enormous conservative base out there on a lot of college campuses.”
Freeman is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee and helped establish the project when he discovered there were very few platforms for young conservatives to speak their mind.
Freeman told The Daily Caller that The College Conservatives hope to publish three articles per weekday and to have “a completely worldwide network of writers who are all for one unified cause.” He also added that he has a writer in Canada and is trying to acquire a British correspondent.
This is quite a lofty goal considering that originally the website was going to consist of just 4 to 5 writers from mid-Tennessee. After a while, Freeman said, more and more conservative college students started popping up and wanting to write for the website. The whole idea came to fruition after only a month of planning.
The goal of the movement is to promote the truth which has been lost greatly, according to Freeman.
“I think perhaps we (as a nation) have lost our faith and our understanding. The College Conservative works to indirectly promote the biblical truths,” Freeman told The Christian Post.
“I believe that the greatest way to promote biblical truth is by living it out. It’s better for people to see your faith. Our politics are shaped by Christ. It comes out in our writing. Our readers will be able to tell the principles by which we live.”
Freeman adds that the group does not want to come across as hateful, but rather they want to enlighten people on not just a political level but a foundational Christian level as well.
When asked what it was like to be a conservative on a largely liberal campus, Freeman replied that it is “horrible”
“I deal with professors all the time who want nothing less than to indoctrinate me completely and take away the way I was raised. I’ve definitely dealt with more than my fair share of liberal professors. All of our writers have experienced this to an extent.”
University of California San Diego senior and assistant editor, Gabriella Hoffman, can relate to Freeman’s experiences. She told the Daily Caller that she had a professor “outright say that if you’re Christian and you support traditional marriage, then you’re a Nazi.”
When asked if the editors would be willing to debate people who have other viewpoints, Freeman said, “Bring it on. They aren’t going to win, though, because they don’t have the truth on their side.”