... And yes, the point is that Regent (and Christians, in general) are far more tolerant than the MSM portrays them to be.
An avowedly Christian institution that invites a high-profile Mormon and a socially liberal Republican to speak shows confidence in their worldview and Christian founding. This demonstrates that Regent welcomes challenges to their points of view.
This is a sign of a robust intellect and a firm grounding.
It is an underreported fact that schools like Regent offer perhaps more diversity (including intellectual diversity) than many college experiences.