Christian U students protest faith-based VP Mike Pence

Liberal Arts Taylor University students take the word “liberal” more seriously than “Christian”

Taylor University is a nondenominational Christian liberal arts school that appears to take the word “liberal“ more seriously than its commitment to Christianity. There was a student and faculty walkout protesting Vice President Mike Pence just prior to him delivering the commencement address, beginning with these words:

“Throughout most of our American history it’s been pretty easy to call yourself a Christian, but things are different now,” Pence said. “Lately, it’s become acceptable, even fashionable, to malign traditional Christian beliefs. So as you prepare to leave this place and build your life on a Christ-centered, world-engaging foundation poured here at Taylor University, be prepared to stand up.”

Founded in 1846, Taylor University has veered far from its original roots. Its admission page urges applicants to learn more about how God could use you during and beyond your Taylor college experience, but there has been a disconnect, based in the promotion of the homosexual agenda as some students affixed rainbow signs and stickers atop their mortar boards, “We are Taylor too. ” They said the message represented “support for marginalized people hurt by the Trump administration’s policies,” clearly demonstrating their lack of knowledge.

The majority of the 494 graduates did not leave and greeted the comments by VP Pence, a former Indiana governor, with applause and a standing ovation. But the fact that there was a protest at a faith-based school is indicative of the radical leftist popular culture invading even what should be regarded as strongholds for normalcy.

The petition protesting Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement address can be viewed here.

While the university’s website addresses its commitment to Christ, some students suggested a more appropriate speaker would be South Bend Indiana mayor and long-shot Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, married to another man.

Next weekend V. P. Pence will deliver the commencement address to U.S. Army cadets at West Point military academy.

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9 Responses to Christian U students protest faith-based VP Mike Pence

  1. Mike says:

    In light of the full context, I would suggest modifying the headline for this blog post. Unless the head and/or administration of the university were involved in or approving of this protest (which doesn’t appear to be the case) it would be unfair to imply that “the University” has “veered.” Rather, some students and some faculty have “veered.” After all, the University DID have Mr. Pence as the speaker, and not Mr. Buttigieg; furthermore, is there ANY university at which at least some students and faculty don’t fully abide by the institution’s stated values? So perhaps “LGBT Sympathizers Protest Pence’s Speech At Christian University” might be a more suitable description.

    Now if the University chooses Mr. Buttigieg or some other speaker of similar ilk for its next event in response to these protests, THAT would be a totally different matter.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Mike,
      Your criticism is fair. We have modified our headline.

      However, there’s a good chance the parents chose to send their children to this school because they thought it reflected the values that they instilled in their children and would like to have bolstered during their college experience.

      As you can see in the second sentence of the post, faculty also were part of the walkout. If the university administrators had not given this action their nod, they would have suspended or fired them for either instigating or being integral to the walkout. Neither action appears to have occurred.

      • Mike says:

        Thanks! And you do have a point about lack of disapproval implying approval. But another problem is that faculty can often be tenured – at which point they can well become like stubborn weeds as difficult to eradicate as unionized RedForEducrats. Unfortunately it doesn’t appear that anyone’s yet successfully developed OrthoGroundClear-For-Recalcitrant-Educators at either level.

  2. CD 8 PC says:

    Unfortunately, it has become increasingly clear that the religion of most who claim to have one is liberalism. Regardless of the professed faith they worship at the altar of liberalism.

    • Clementine says:

      You’re right! I have a friend who goes down to south Phoenix with her church to feed illegals and bring them personal items and clothes. Her cunning leftwing priest has numbed her otherwise acute thought process. I finally told her she was enabling the takeover of our country that her kids and theirs (as well as mine) would be living in and I didn’t want to hear about these ventures anymore. She seemed shocked because her liberal priest has convinced her she’s doing “God’s work.” I told her we have plenty of homegrown poor she could assist.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    Pence going to West Point for commencement.
    President Trump very recently had the West Point Black Knights football team in the Oval Office.

    Take a look at the banner on the official twitter site for Donald J. Trump.

    The West Point Black Knights had their photo taken with the President. Notice that a few of them look quite sullen, unhappy.
    God help US.

    As the Left and their brainwashed young ones edge further toward the abyss, note that yesterday the Australians went to the polls and STUNNED the world (or at least the British Empire).
    In Australia, it is Mandatory that citizens vote, or they will be fined a small amount of money.

    According to the reports, a majority of young people turned away from their socialist leaning government and elected Scott Morrison as their Prime Minister. Their elections are every 3 yrs.

    And the cherry on top was this:
    Ole Al Gore went to Australia ahead of the election to strike fear in the hearts of the Aussies over Global Warming—Climate Change.

    Coming To A City Near You:
    Big Protests scheduled around the US on Tuesday.
    WE DEMAND ABORTIONS, their signs will say.
    Funded by an organization called “Stop Patriarchy.org”

    Ask one of those screaming MeeMees if they even know the definition of the word “Patriarchy”.

    Soros $$$$ for sure.

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      Sorry, the Twitter thing was a Fail.
      Just wanted you to see the banner on his twitter page.

  4. Patriot Mom says:

    Former hippies and campus radicals are now running for president as evidenced by Socialist Bernie Sanders, Pocahontas Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and recently Hillary Clinton. The list is long….

    They are also embedded throughout the entire public education system. In California they are teaching kindergartners about transgenderism. AZ teachers followed a self identified Socialist and went out on strike for a week last year and suffered no consequences. They were given a 20% raise for their part time jobs and for boycotting/abandoning their students. Public education has become the home of leftwing indoctrination.

    • Doc says:

      Hold up a minute…these “teachers” suffered no consequences. BUT…that was because mcStainiac milquetoast gov. mcDooschey did Nothing except bow down to these cowards. Had he followed President Reagan’s aircraft controller’s strike example, we might not be having this conversation at all. Let’s put the True blame where it belongs…at the governor’s feet.