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    Thousands of Christians Urge Christian School to Disinvite Mike Pence

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    THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS URGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TO DISINVITE MIKE PENCE

    Several thousand alumni, faculty members and supporters of an Indiana private Christian university are urging the school to rescind its speaking invitation to Vice President Mike Pence, saying the Trump administration’s policies aren’t consistent with Christian ethics.

    Taylor University of Upland, Ind., announced Thursday that Pence would speak at its May 18 commencement. The school’s president, Paul Lowell Haines, said in a statement Pence has “been a good friend to the University over many years” and is a “Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates.”

    Taylor University is a non-denominational private Christian school founded in 1846.

    More than 3,300 alumni and supporters of the university have signed a Change.org petition protesting the invitation.

    “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 reads.

    An unidentified tenured professor at Taylor told Salon the invitation “blindsided” people.

    “I immediately became angry and cynical,” the professor said, “thinking that our dear seniors were being sold out, that the administration was hedging its bets that they could turn graduation into a political statement and, furthermore, a revenue stream – that this move would please people with deep pockets with whom the administration would like to partner – and that that outcome was more desirable to them than whatever the faculty and student body wanted.”

    Pence has strong Indiana roots. He is a graduate of the state’s Hanover University and the Indiana University School of Law. He also is a former congressman and governor.

    “Taylor University is pleased and honored to welcome to our campus and its 2019 Commencement exercises, Vice President Mike Pence,” Haines said. “Mr. Pence has been a good friend to the University over many years, and is a Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates. We welcome the Vice President and his wife, Karen Pence, to this 173-year-old premier institution of Christian higher education, and thank them for their love and service for our nation, our state, and our institution.”

    The announcement of Pence’s speaking invitation on the school’s Facebook page drew a mixed reaction.

    “I am very honored to be a part of the 2019 graduating class of Taylor University and am also very honored to have Vice President Mike Pence speak at my commencement ceremony!” Jenny Miller wrote. “Thank you to all those working hard to ensure a great day!”

    Sandy Hoeks Swartzentruber wrote, “As a parent of an incoming freshman, I have to say this is highly disappointing to me. We were assured that a spectrum of political beliefs were represented at Taylor and that students of all political persuasions would feel comfortable.”

    Taylor is known as a theologically conservative school. Its statement of faith says in part it is “firmly committed to the lordship of Jesus Christ and evangelical Christianity.” Its statement on human sexuality labels as immoral “all premarital and extra-marital sexual activity,” which it defines as “fornication, adultery, incest, prostitution, homosexual behavior, and all sexual activity involving children.”

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    Several thousand alumni, faculty members and supporters of an Indiana private Christian university are urging the school to rescind its speaking invitation to Vice President Mike Pence, saying the Trump administration’s policies aren’t consistent with Christian ethics.


    I wonder how many of those would have signed a petition if a Democrat such as Obama was chosen to speak, even though Dems support murder of babies, etc. Hypocrites. It should read 'Thousands of Professing Christians'...

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    ... the Trump administration’s policies aren’t consistent with Christian ethics.
    Which policies exactly are they throwing a tantrum about?

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    Taylor U?? Good grief.

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    The complainers should all be given Mario Murillo's latest message


    Hear me! In the eyes of God, the lukewarm American church is every bit as disgusting as the radical left. One is guilty of perverting the truth, while the other is guilty of suffocating the truth

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Several thousand alumni, faculty members and supporters of an Indiana private Christian university are urging the school to rescind its speaking invitation to Vice President Mike Pence, saying the Trump administration’s policies aren’t consistent with Christian ethics.


    I wonder how many of those would have signed a petition if a Democrat such as Obama was chosen to speak, even though Dems support murder of babies, etc. Hypocrites. It should read 'Thousands of Professing Christians'...
    Does the school invite such speakers or are they extremely selective in general ?

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    So-called Christians are becoming more easily influenced by the world's description of love rather the Bible's teaching on the subject.
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    ‘What Are These People Smoking?’: Franklin Graham Criticizes Taylor University Students Petitioning against Mike Pence

    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?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    ‘What Are These People Smoking?’: Franklin Graham Criticizes Taylor University Students Petitioning against Mike Pence

    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?”

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    The more I think about it, it really isn't that much different than some of my friends who profess to be Christians (some of them are preachers) who vote democrat no matter what. They claim to believe that abortion and homosexuality is wrong but consistently bad mouth President Trump while lifting up their democrat heroes (Former President Obama especially).

    The other thing many people are doing now is making a distinction between "Evangelical" Christians and other professing Christians. Some of my "Christian" friends who support democrats and are anti-trump like to now use the word "Evangelicals" with disdain. I'm afraid that the time is coming where, if we don't pray for our nation, the compromising Christianity will prevail in the majority of churches, Bible believing Christians will be looked upon as cultic, and persecution will be justified on the basis of purifying the religion.
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    Here's another reason that most young "Christians" have submitted to snowflake thinking: Our CLERGY is teaching them LIES:

    Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian and United Church of Christ Pastors Sign Letter Supporting Abortion
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