In a lawsuit by a group dedicated to defending religious freedom and First Amendment rights, a business student at Michigan State University, Nathan Barbieri, raised an outcry over his professor's alleged misuse of power. Barbieri, a devout Christian, and another student have accused their former business marketing professor of coercing the class to financially support progressive political causes, citing the professor's affiliation with an organization that funds Planned Parenthood. In an interview with Fox News Digital, Barbieri, a finance major in his second year, he opened up about his grievances. "My money is in the hands of Planned Parenthood," he stated. Reflecting on his faith, Barbieri continued, "For me, as a Christian, it's our calling. We're supposed to expose the bad things that happen and not just sit back and… be abused. That's our job." Amy Wisner, the professor at the heart of the dispute, identifies as an "intersectional feminist." According to official statements by the university, she is no longer employed by the university. Her current social media status aligns with this statement, designating herself as a "former business communication professor." The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the legal group responsible for filing the lawsuit on Thursday, claims that Wisner enforced each of her 600 students to pay a membership fee of $99 to an entity known as 'The Rebellion Community.' It's suggested that these funds could accumulate to a maximum of $59,400. [tweet_embed]May 25, 2023[/tweet_embed] In an online post quoted in the lawsuit, Wisner's comments about the entity were radical: "The Rebellion community is a safe place to coordinate our efforts to burn everything to the f---ing ground." Further evidence was presented from Wisner's Facebook page, which stated that "100% of membership fees are donated to Planned Parenthood." Other causes it supported reportedly included those "dismantling oppressive systems." The university reported that the business school had personally refunded students for their contributions to 'The Rebellion Community.' Barbieri, however, disputes this, saying that until the funds are fully returned, and out of the professor's control, the situation remains unresolved. "I funded that. And until that money is brought back, until it is out of [the professor's] hands, it's still with Planned Parenthood, or it's still being going towards an unethical organization," Barbieri argued. The lawsuit is primarily aimed at instituting policy changes within the university. Senior counsel for ADF, Tyson Langhofer, shared the group's intentions: "We're basically asking for all the money that she received to be given back to the students and then to ensure that this doesn't happen again. Nathan has two more years at the school. He doesn't want professors to be able to do this. So we're asking the court to order the university not to allow this to happen in the future." Affirming his Christian values, Barbieri maintained that his faith was the driving force behind his decision to take action. He fears that if he and others fail to take action, such practices could continue. The second student who filed the lawsuit, Nolan Radomski, echoed Barbieri's concern. "I shouldn't have to pay for my professor's political activism... This is a matter of free speech and I hope that the university changes its policy so that other students never have to pay expensive fees toward causes they don't believe in," he said. Interestingly, the lawsuit alleges that Wisner controls the "Rebellion Community," raising additional ethical questions about her activities. In response to the lawsuit, the university declined to comment, stating: "The university does not comment on pending litigation." Meanwhile, Wisner has yet to respond publicly to the accusations. The ADF attorney, expressing outrage over the situation, stated, "I've seen a lot of bad actions in my litigation, but this is definitely one of the top ones because she's got 600 students at her mercy, and she did abuse that power." Barbieri concurred, asserting, "Not only was it wrong in what she was doing. I mean… you shouldn't be taking money for political activism from your students, especially forcefully because you can't pass the class without this. But definitely finding out, seeing Planned Parenthood and organizations like that are completely against my religious and my political beliefs really struck me." ADF counsel elaborated on the case, explaining that it was against the norm for professors to force students to fund political organizations as required for an academic course. "What Professor Wisner did here was completely out of the ordinary. She basically fabricated a requirement, put it on the syllabus to join this website, which had nothing to do with the course, and she could have used the free platform that the university provides, which every other professor uses," said the ADF counsel. "And then to do that solely that so she could fund her own political activism... public universities just can't allow that to happen."