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Student Protesters Stage Walkout Ahead of Mike Pence Speech at Taylor U.

Student Protesters Stage Walkout Ahead of Mike Pence Speech at Taylor U.

“received a standing ovation after the planned walkout”

Do you think any of these students will one day look back and feel stupid for doing this?

USA Today reports:

Dozens walk out before Mike Pence’s commencement address at Taylor University

Dozens of graduates and faculty at Taylor University walked out of graduation exercises Saturday morning minutes before the introduction of Vice President Mike Pence, who delivered the Christian liberal arts school’s commencement address.

In caps and gowns, the students and faculty rose and quietly walked down the aisle and out of the auditorium in the Kesler Student Activities Center at Taylor.

The protest, planned and discussed prior to Saturday’s ceremony, comes after faculty and students at the nondenominational Christian liberal arts school debated the appropriateness of the vice president at the commencement ceremony.

Most of Taylor’s graduating class remained seated for the vice president, who received a standing ovation after the planned walkout.

Pence used the commencement address to urge a religious resolve among the Christian school’s graduates and faculty.

“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.”

He devoted other parts of his address to the Trump administration’s message on the state of the economy, the nation’s number of job openings and its low unemployment rate.


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At least they didn’t assault anyone or try to shout him down. I guess that means they qualify as the adults on the left.

I didn’t attend any of my college graduations and don’t feel any holes in my soul. Just let the sheepskin come in the mail and get on with your life.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to hrhdhd. | May 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    The only reason I attended my high school graduation was to keep peace in the family. When it was over, I turned my cap and gown in, went to my car, drove home, tuned in ‘Evening Concert’ on KFAC, and read for a while.

    I woke up the next morning, and ran errands, and then the next week went to LACC for class.

I have to be honest here. I thought they’d be a bunch of jerks but they showed extreme courtesy by absenting themselves so a quiet environment could be had for the speech.

Could they be made Honorary Republicans for a specified period, say two days or so? Not long enough to do any damage but long enough so they could feel appreciated.