This quote from the article is priceless:
“I’m definitely worried about a Christian school being affiliated with the Christian right,” said Elise Elzinga, a 22-year-old Lambertville resident who will graduate Saturday with a degree in political science and international relations.
Who does this girl think Christians should be associated with? secularists? Atheists???? Should Christians be associated with liberals who support gay marriage and ban Christianity from the public square whenever they get the chance? Sadly, some “Christians” think so. They agree with those who believe Christians should have to hide their faith unless they adopt the ecumenical position that all paths lead to God, and evangelism is intolerant and divisive. Do they teach the Bible or Christian history at Christian schools anymore?
The Christian perspective aside, I think it’s ignorant to feel that the President of the United States shouldn’t be allowed to give a College commencement speech just because a minority of students don’t like him. This kind of thinking is a result of our liberal education system. Kids are being taught that any speech they don’t agree with should be banned. In their brainwashed minds tolerance means agreeing with everything they believe and never forcing them to hear, see, or encounter something they don’t like. They honestly believe they have a constitutional right to not be offended, and every right to be as offensive as they want to be. Do they still make kids read Orwell’s “1984″ in English class now days? They should! Wait a minute. It would probably just give them ideas.
Calvin College may be predominantly Republican, but a visit from President George W. Bush on Saturday is stirring up some discontent among students, faculty and alumni.
One-third of the faculty members have signed a letter of protest that will appear in a half-page ad in the Grand Rapids Press on Saturday, the day Bush is to deliver the commencement address to 900 graduating seniors at Calvin. The ad cost $2,600.
“As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to initiate war only as a last resort,” the letter says. “We believe your administration has launched an unjust and unjustified war in Iraq.”
More than 800 students, faculty and alumni also have signed a letter protesting Bush’s visit that will appear Friday as a full-page ad in the Grand Rapids paper. The ad cost more than $9,500.
“We are alumni, students, faculty and friends of Calvin College who are deeply troubled that you will be the commencement speaker at Calvin,” the letter states. “In our view, the policies and actions of your administration, both domestically and internationally over the past four years, violate many deeply held principles of Calvin College.”
And about 100 students are expected to adorn their graduation gowns with armbands and buttons bearing the slogan: “God is not a Republican or Democrat.”
“I’m definitely worried about a Christian school being affiliated with the Christian right,” said Elise Elzinga, a 22-year-old Lambertville resident who will graduate Saturday with a degree in political science and international relations. . . . . .
Detroit Free Press