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Liberty University Students Revolt Over Romney Commencement Choice

MerelyaMom Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 11:48 PM
I googled "BYU commencement speakers" and found a list of dozens of speakers going back a few decades and have given commencement speeches at BYU. While the majority of speakers are from the ranks of LDS church leadership, note that not all have been. Vice President Richard Cheney, the author of a Wrinkle in Time, and the wife of Egyptian President Sadat have all given commencement speeches at BYU in addition to many others not labelled as coming from church leadership who may or may not be LDS. A commencement speech is not a liturgy and doesn't need to be regarded as such to be effective at congratulating students as they begin their professional life.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 11:46 AM

Nevertheless, Merely,

To have Romney exploit that school on his political trail is not an admirable thing at all. He already knows his own church has differences with the faith of many students of Liberty U. Out of respect for them he ought to visit a secular institution.
TNconservative Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 11:55 PM
Was Brigham Young even an American? I suppose he was before he left America, but were his ideas about government at all American?

From what I've read or seen it looks like Brigham Young believed in more of a monarchy type of government as opposed to a constitutional republic when they were not yet a state.
Panda Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 1:20 AM
Is TN even a Conservative?

Ummmmm . . . no.
Capt-Call Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 9:31 AM
Brigham Young was a bloody handed theocrat , thats why the US had to send troops to Utah

I don't see an issue with a Christian supporting Romney for President (after all, I'm now supporting Mitt), but Liberty's invitation crosses the line because, after all, it is a Christian univertiy and not a Mormon one. I wouldn't nor will we ever expect a Mormon university such as BYU to invite an Evangelical Christian to deliver a commencement address. Voddie Baucham's remarks, although direct and may appear harsh, are Biblically solid:

There is a bit of a "revolt" going on at Liberty University right now over the decision to have Mitt Romney as this...