Adrian College faculty and students in Adrian, Mich., are working to “disinvite” singer Pat Boone as the college’s commencement speaker because of his writings for World Net Daily.
Boone, who is a well-known Christian speaker, has drawn the ire of the college’s liberals, who can’t stand that he has dared to question President Obama’s birth certificate, which is downloadable at the White House website.
A Facebook page organized by student Chelsea Blankinship claims, with no apparent awareness of irony, that Boone’s columns on the WND site promote “racism, sexism, homophobia and religious intolerance” and therefore he deserves to be banned from Adrian College.
The school’s faculty association has voted to condemn the selection of Boone as speaker and demand that the college withdraw his invitation. The faculty, also apparently with a sense of irony, condemned Boone’s “inflammatory kinds of rhetoric.”
Blankinship cites a 2008 article by Boone that she characterizes as “outside the bounds of decency and morality” by comparing gays to terrorists.
What Boone actually said was that while there have been no gay-rights bombings, the level of anger demonstrated by gay activists is comparable to that among terrorist groups.
It’s a valid comparison. Gay activist groups have proven time and again to be disruptive, disrespectful and destructive in their methods of protest. They share with terrorist groups a desire to tear down existing societal norms and replace them with their own twisted vision. Toward that end, both gay activist groups and terrorist groups employ propaganda campaigns that target all age groups and promote re-education (mandatory brainwashing) or punishment of those who disagree.
“Hate, unbridled, will eventually and inevitably boil into violence,” Boone writes in the column that has so offended Blankinship. “How crazily ironic that the homosexual activists and sympathizers cry for ‘tolerance’ and ‘equal rights’ and understanding – while they spew vitriol and threats and hate at those who disagree with them on moral and societal grounds.”
Blankinship says, “When someone makes their living declaring hate and intolerance, he has no place on a college campus that was founded as a campus that accepts diversity.”
Funny how liberals throw around the “D-word,” isn’t it?
To quote Inigo Montoya, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Boone, being a Christian, is much more tolerant of his opponents’ views than they are of his, and he has offered to let a representative of the faculty and students speak before him and explain why he should be denied the right to speak.