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In Carson Commencement Flap, the Bullies Win

AmHistory Teacher Wrote: Apr 12, 2013 12:52 PM
Dr. Carson is indeed being gracious and more civil than those who attacked him. That does not mean others shouldn't point out the students' and institution their intolerance and hate for someone with differing beliefs. Silence is not the answer; silence empowers the intolerant Left to even more hypocritical acts of intolerance against those who disagree with them.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 12:12 AM
Usually, the pearls and swine reference is taken to mean sharing specifically holy spiritual matters with an audience that is too far gone to appreciate them. That wouldn't apply directly to the Carson situation because he was not going to opine on homosexual pseudomarriage before the assembly anyhow. I think he should have at least waited till the college administration itself was making noises for him to step down. But what's done is done, and a lot of students there will remember how a few were making ashes of themselves.
jimmylynn Wrote: Apr 12, 2013 4:10 PM
That was a good series of vollies. I applaud the common sense of it.
Earl29 Wrote: Apr 12, 2013 1:24 PM
Well said, Teacher. Dr. Carson may choose not to cast pearls before swine, but we need not constrain ourselves from declaring that they are indeed swine.

It is hard to imagine a more inspiring occasion. The graduation ceremony for Johns Hopkins University Medical School was set to welcome the man who has brought it so much attention lately-- Dr. Ben Carson, the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery whose observations on culture and politics have earned him millions of new fans in recent months.

But those views ruffled the sensibilities of ideological hooligans at Hopkins, who sought to chase him from that occasion.

Sadly, they have succeeded.

Displaying characteristic gallantry and class, Dr. Carson has withdrawn, rather than see the event reduced to a circus.

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