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Pence Commencement Sham

By Charlotte Robinson, May 19, 2019
Again watching mainstream media’s coverage of Mike Pence’s Saturday commencement address at Taylor University left out the fact that dozens of graduates & faculty exited in protest walking out moments before his introduction. The protest stemmed from disagreement among students, faculty & alumni about whether it was appropriate for the nondenominational Christian liberal arts school to invite Pence to speak in the first place since he’s known for his conservative religious views. So the only audience left to hear his speech filled with religious rhetoric were right-winged bigots. Pence stated, “Throughout most of our American history it’s been pretty easy to call yourself a Christian, but things are different now. Lately, it’s become acceptable, even fashionable, to malign traditional Christian beliefs. So as you prepare to leave this place & build your life on a Christ-centered, world-engaging foundation poured here at Taylor University, be prepared to stand up.” Thousands signed Change.org petitions asking the university to rescind the vice president's invitation to speak but were ignored. So the protest was then planned & discussed prior to Saturday's ceremony. Some graduates & faculty members wore stickers on their robes & hats that said, "We are Taylor too" in protest. Pence has had a busy commencement schedule this spring, having spoken last Saturday at another Christian school, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he warned graduates to "be ready" to face intolerance of their faith from Hollywood, the media & the secular left. Next Saturday he will speak at graduating U.S. Army cadets at West Point in New York.
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