REPORT: Protesting graduates walk out of Mike Pence’s commencement address

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BY TEAM DML / MAY 18, 2019 /

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Dozens of graduates and faculty at Taylor University in Indiana walked out on Saturday’s ceremony just before Vice President Mike Pence took the stage to deliver a commencement address.

The protest came after students and faculty at the Christian liberal arts school of about 2,500 debated whether the presence of the state’s ex-governor would be appropriate, The Indianapolis Star reported. His invitation to the university had elicited mixed reaction from students, faculty and alumni.

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Most of the school’s 494 graduates remained in their seats for his speech.

Graduate Laura Rathburn said she was disappointed the school had involved Pence in Saturday’s ceremony. She told the paper she planned to walk out in protest and decorated her cap in rainbow colors with a message: “Ally Visible For Those Who Can’t Be.”

“I thought it was a really inappropriate decision. I think his presence makes it difficult for everyone at Taylor to feel welcomed,” she told the paper before the ceremony.

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13 Comments

  1. Sandra Thompson May 18th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Absolute Jerks, who raises these kids, if this is what is coming out of schools this country is in serious trouble, not that it isn’t already.

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  2. Carol May 18th, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    If you want respect, you give respect…..who raised these children….I won’t call them young adults as they did not act as such….

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  3. dana robinson May 18th, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Those leaving are rebelling and abandoning God’s word.truth and will diobey God to please man…bend to be friends of the world…mock God’s morals…make God into their evil minded image…are not Jesus’

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  4. Capit May 18th, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Those who walked out are the same ones who never grow up, never become leaders and usually never succeed due to ignorance, selfish and self-centered ideologies and lack of moral standings. To the ones who stayed, congratulations on your accomplishments and in your bright futures.

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  5. Victoria May 18th, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Grow the fuck up. I hope you don’t get your diplomas. You need to go back to kindergarten.

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  6. Vicki May 18th, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Get over yourselves.. sadly, you lost out on history being made at your college. Bunch of babies with no respect

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  7. Tracey May 18th, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    And to them I say ….fuck you and if I were looking to hire someone none of them would be the one!

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  8. Diane McMom May 18th, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    So much for the elites who profess to be so tolerant.

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  9. Hal Trefry May 18th, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Liberal arts graduates!Good Luck finding a real job with that degree.

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  10. Maga May 18th, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Fear and ignorance of the truth is why they left as well as confusion!

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  11. Kathy May 18th, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Well those that walked out just received a degree in disrespect, how not to get along with others, how to make a fool of yourself, and Peter Pan in Never, Neverland! Way to go children!

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  12. NancyW May 19th, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Didn’t it say this is a Christian school? Who walks out on a speech given by a Christian telling you to walk in the way of Christ?! Certainly not Christians.

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  13. Robert May 20th, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Decadence has degraded the genepool…

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