“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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