Liberals love to go mad over any perceived slight.
Raging in protest over any conservatives on campus is a favorite event in the Left’s daily “Outrage Olympics.”
But their temper tantrum over the Vice President showing up just got them owned by one prominent figure they never saw coming.
America’s colleges are infested with whiney, left-wing student radicals and activist faculty who throw a fit any time they see an opportunity to try and silence conservatives.
Sadly, not even evangelical Christian colleges are immune to the Left’s campaigns to snuff out traditional Christian values and silence conservative voices.
And when Taylor University invited Vice President Mike Pence to speak at their commencement this year, leftists threw a fit, launching a Change.org petition.
They wanted the school’s leadership to cave and disinvite Pence.
Student radicals even trotted out for media interviews, attempting to justify their ludicrous attempt to silence the Vice President with scripted statements like how the university “should be ashamed…I am physically shaking…I feel personally attacked.”
Taylor’s leadership rebuked the brat activists stating the school “is an intentional Christian community that strives to encourage positive, respectful and meaningful dialogue.”
The school stood firm saying, “We look forward to hosting the Vice President.”
But Reverend Franklin Graham has had enough of the Left’s despicable culture war tactics.
Graham took to Facebook asking, “What are these people smoking?”
The Christian dignitary, who’s respected nearly universally, then continued the smack down in the most loving way possible stating: “This reminds me of Paul’s words, ‘You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?’”
Christian Headlines reports:
Thousands of students, alumni, and allies of the small evangelical college, Taylor University, are protesting Mike Pence’s May commencement speech at their school.
“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,” a change.org petition read.
Taylor alumnus Alex Hoekstra started it. “As an alumni of Taylor and as a gay man I’m pretty personally injured by the policies of the Trump/Pence administration and I know that a lot of alumni who identify as other minority groups are personally affected by the Trump/Pence administration,” he told Newsweek.
But not all alumni share Hoekstra’s concern. Kevin Holtsberry, another alumnus, shared with Fox & Friends, “The vice president has very orthodox Christian beliefs – very traditional beliefs – that a vast majority of Christians believe. His political views are shared by a large section of America, so it’s not a radical choice, and I think people should be able to engage and disagree with his views and do it in a mature fashion.”
Taylor University leadership is holding firm to its decision despite the backlash.
“Since making the announcement of Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming commencement speech, we have received feedback from people on either side of the issue. Taylor University is an intentional Christian community that strives to encourage positive, respectful and meaningful dialogue. We look forward to hosting the Vice President next month,” Taylor University spokesman, James Garringer, said in a statement to Fox News.
Franklin Graham was disappointed in the student’s actions. The evangelist took to Facebook to ask, “What are these people smoking?” He continued, “This reminds me of Paul’s words, ‘You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?’ (Galatians 3:1). Vice President Mike Pence recently told CNN that he is ‘a Bible-believing Christian.’ Is that what they are objecting to?”
Many of the students have taken the news personally. According to Fox News, one Taylor grad said the school, “should be ashamed…I am physically shaking…I feel personally attacked.”
This is yet another example of the intolerance of the so-called “tolerant Left.”
Of course, demonstrating love and respect for fellow human beings isn’t at all what the Left wants.
They want to stop any speech they disagree with and they’ll use whatever tactic they can, especially on our college campuses.
They believe it’s their “turf” and that by shutting down actual intellectual debate in America’s colleges, they not only silence conservatives, but also steer the next generation toward their radical ideology.
Leftists have become more and more unhinged since the Trump-Pence ticket took what they thought was Hillary’s or Bernie’s White House in 2016.
Now the Left’s so-called “tolerance” often means outright violence committed against those they disagree with.
But it might be the lesser forms of tyranny being pushed by student radicals, the left-wing faculty, and school administrators in America’s colleges today that are most dangerous.
Left-wing professors spoon feed radical views to impressionable students and coerce those who dare think for themselves into silence by holding grades over their heads.
Radicalized students shout down free thinkers who dare stand up, and college administrators refuse to stop any of it.
In fact, all too often they’re willing accomplices in drowning out conservative thought and undermining America’s students.
That’s not surprising when the vast majority of them leech on the promise of higher education bilking taxpayers and students alike.
Tragically, these supposed educators are turning out not just a generation of snowflakes, but worse: a generation of indentured servants facing decades of student loan payments.
And for all these “educations” are costing, the biggest toll may be that the leftists being radicalized on college campuses are learning how to throw temper tantrums really well, while others are just being taught to shut up and keep their heads down when bullies show up.
The good news is, there are still religious leaders like Franklin Graham inspiring Americans to stand up to bullies.
Likewise, institutions of higher education with leaders who refuse to back down when left-wing activists target campuses and attack Vice President Pence.
What do you think? Are leftists in academia intolerant?
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