Taylor University Students Walk Out During Pence Commencement Speech

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Dozens of Taylor University students walked out in protest during Vice President Mike Pence’s recent commencement address at their graduation ceremony.

According to a report from The Hill, dozens of students at Taylor University walked out in protest of Mike Pence’s commencement address during the recent graduation ceremony that took place on Saturday.

Breitbart News reported in April that students at Taylor University were protesting Pence’s invitation to speak at commencement. 6,000 Taylor community members signed a petition that argued that Pence’s values conflict with the “Christian ethic of love.”

“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,” the petition read.

“I knew it was going to be rough because he’s such a large political figure and this administration’s made some very unpopular and sometimes like harmful decision for people,” one Taylor graduate student told the press. “We have students from all over the world and like even students who have been impacted by some of this administration — not just the presidency but by Pence when he was governor here.”

Breitbart News reported last week on a commencement address given by Pence at Liberty University. Pence told the students that they will be challenged and mocked on the basis of their Christian faith.

But things are different now.  Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs.  So as you go about your daily life, just be ready.  Because you’re going to be asked not just to tolerate things that violate your faith; you’re going to be asked to endorse them.  You’re going to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for more updates on this story.


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