Why would students at a Christian school demand the firing of someone for being pro-Israel? An insidious strain of leftism has infected this school.
The College Fix reports:
St. Olaf defends pro-Israel adviser, says demand to oust him won’t be met
Student protesters at St. Olaf College said alumnus Arne Christenson should lose his post on an advisory board because of his political and “Christian Zionist” views, as well his position with a pro-Israel organization. The university has now said otherwise.
In a document released Friday, the President’s Leadership Team at the small Lutheran college said calls to remove Christenson from his position on the advisory board of the school’s Institute for Freedom and Community “should not be met.”
Christenson is managing director of policy and politics of The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
The request to remove Christenson was included within a lengthy list of demands issued by the student group “The Collective for Change on the Hill,” following a string of alleged racial incidents on campus.
The university agreed to review the demands and publicly address them amid massive protests that began last month and stemmed from a hate note found a student car. The note was later found to be a hoax.
“We demand the removal of Arne Christenson from the Advisory Board of The Institute for Freedom & Community. Given Mr. Christenson’s political views and values as a Christian Zionist, St. Olaf College risks his influence upon the speakers brought to the school, the educational offerings, faculty development workshops, and scholarships sanctioned by the Institute through financial means,” the demands stated.
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