Taylor University students, alumni outraged over planned Mike Pence commencement speech

Vice President Mike Pence was invited to deliver a commencement speech at a small Christian college in his home state of Indiana known as Taylor University.

Unfortunately, the invitation has sparked outrage among melting liberal snowflakes who are alumni, faculty, and students of the school — and they are demanding the invitation be rescinded so they don’t have to hear him speak.

Petition demands invitation be revoked

Fox News reported that some of those melting snowflakes who are incapable of coping with different opinions and beliefs started up a petition urging their school’s administration to cancel the scheduled speech at the graduation ceremony.

That petition, which had received more than 4,700 signatures by Wednesday afternoon, stated: “Inviting Vice President Pence to Taylor University and giving him a coveted platform for his political views makes our alumni, faculty, staff and current students complicit in the Trump-Pence Administration’s policies, which we believe are not consistent with the Christian ethic of love we hold dear.”

There was no explanation as to how merely listening to a speech from the vice president made anyone at the school “complicit” in anything other than listening to a speech from someone with whom they may disagree on certain issues.

In a nod to the latest trend from the far-left that equates mere words with actual violence and view differing beliefs and opinions as personal attacks, one protesting student reportedly said Taylor University “should be ashamed” for inviting Pence, and added: “I am physically shaking” and “I feel personally attacked.”

University refuses to bow

Unfortunately for those puddles of melted snow that are charitably viewed as students and alumni, it would appear that their beseeching of the university was for naught — the school is standing behind the decision to have Pence deliver the commencement speech.

University president Paul Lowell Haines said Pence has been a “good friend to the University over many years,” and added that he is “a Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates.”

Others at the university also lauded Pence’s faith.

“Taylor University is an intentional Christian community that strives to encourage positive, respectful and meaningful dialogue,” University spokesman James Garringer explained. “We look forward to hosting the Vice President next month.”

Mike Pence is a man who stands firm in his devout Christian beliefs — which are far from being considered “extreme” or anywhere outside the mainstream.

In truth, the hubbub over the Pence invitation really boils down to the liberal hatred for President Donald Trump and all who are associated with him, a hatred so deep that it has blinded those who hold it from common sense, mutual respect, and the ability to peacefully disagree.

What a shame.

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