Taylor University President Paul Haines quit last week following controversy over his decision to invite Mike Pence to give a commencement speech.
Be advised that the Taylor University, located in Indiana, touts itself as a Christian University, yet Mike Pence, who is also a Christian, is a controversial figure. In earlier reports, the university students were furious and gathered in protest against the president of the university when he invited Mike Pence to speak on campus.
Breitbart reported in May that dozens of students walked out during Mike Pence’s commencement address at Taylor University. 6,000 Taylor University community members signed a petition calling on administrators to revoke Pence’s invitation to campus.
The petition read:
“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,”
Haines in his resignation letter apologized to the Taylor University
mob community for his decision to invite Pence to campus. How could he think of inviting a Christian on a Christian campus? Apparently in the new “woke” America this is so wrong. Remember folks, this is a Christian University we are talking about. What kind of students go to this university? What is happening in Christian, so called, universities? I think it is safe to declare that this is not a Christian University. Jesus says: Mathew 7:20 that you will know a Christian by the fruit that they bear, you will know them by their fruit.
The president in his apology letter further noted,
“I didn’t really foresee the depth of pain and things that would come out of (inviting Pence), and I feel very badly about that, and I ask your forgiveness for that,”
What is really amazing about this entire debacle is Pence is the former Governor of Indiana, hard to believe the university would not be incredibly proud to have their former Governor, now Vice president, to give the speech.