Skip to comments.Is Rep. Peter King too Politically Incorrect to Speak at a Catholic College?
Posted on 04/25/2013 8:48:34 AM PDT by marcbold
A number of students at St. John's University in New York are protesting the administration's invitation to Republican Peter King to speak at their commencement ceremony next month. King is pro-life and pro-marriage so the usual red flags are avoided. But a petition created by students which already has over 1,119 signatures alleges that King is unfit to speak at the commencement because he has made "discriminatory and offensive" remarks in the past.
The petition alleges that King's hearings on the dangers of Islamic radicalization amount to "trials against American-Muslims" which contradict the mission of the university to respect the rights and dignity of all. "It is clear that his views do not reflect this mission of respect, tolerance, and diversity," the petition states. "At a school with such a diverse student body, the views that Congressman King represent will be contradictory to our experience and who we are striving to become." I do believe that King will be contradictory to their experiences and who they are striving towards becoming. But maybe that's not a bad thing.
The petition calls for the administration of the university to cancel the invitation to King and find a replacement. The students in their petition pull two quotes from King that they seem to think prove that he's not fit to speak at a Catholic college. I want you to read these two quotes they've labeled as "discriminatory" and "offensive" and decide for yourself if anyone outside of a college campus could believe so...
(Excerpt) Read more at ncregister.com ...
Maybe the “number of students” objecting should be told to STUTA.
Maybe they should get that Boston bombing terrorist, who just had his miranda rights read to him, speak to them on how unfair America is.
Actually I'd bet most of these Catholic students are pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage. That Pete King adheres to official Roman Catholic teachings on these policies is probably part of what really pisses them off.
The reality is these Catholic schools are extremely liberal and leftist student groups don't want Republicans speaking on campus. Period.
Ignore these kids. They’ve been brainwashed by their public school teachers, and yes, likely their liberal professors.
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