The student newspaper of Baptist Catholic University Cedarville Ohio, in the United States, was seized by the leaders of the institute for making references to pro-gay. Yet The Ventriloquist the name of the magazine was born in 2010 as a means to guarantee freedom of expression for university student. Intent, apparently, was not complied with. To disturb the leaders of the university, in particular, an article which pointed the finger at the school’s policies toward homosexuality.

According to what reported by the editor of the newspaper kidnapped, Zach Schneider, would have been the president of the Catholic University American, Thomas White, and the vice-president of the student, Jonathan Wood, to wrest literally from the hands copies in distribution of the periodical, usually printed a maximum of two times per semester. This would have occurred last April 23. So the young man justifies his failure to object: “I was not going to make a sort of tug of war with the administration, so I let them take copies of the newspaper.”


Immediately after the seizure, Schneider had asked the leaders of the Catholic university have copies back, but he would be told that he could no longer distribute. Then he says “I asked if I could have them back without distributing it, but they told me it had been confiscated. “Not only that. The clear references to pro-gay content in the article published in the newspaper would have pushed the president to withdraw even the copies already distributed and even rip the magazine out of the hands of a student who was reading in the hallways.

Already in the February issue another boy had told in first person as if he were deprived of all his roles once the administration had discovered that he was gay, something he had not a little annoyed the “upper echelons” of the university. Despite all this, the American College denies his aversion of homosexuality and argues that the only reason why the student newspaper was seized concerns the inability to print without the prior approval of the board. Rule which, according to the students, however, would not be written anywhere.