Snowflakes coming together to create a blizzard.
Via Campus Reform:
Alumni from Mike Pence’s alma mater have written a letter accusing him of complicity in “discrimination, racism, xenophobia, and antipathy toward the poor.”
The letter, signed by more than 400 Hanover College alumni and published in The Indianapolis Star, begins by congratulating Pence for being elected to “one of the highest positions in our country” but spends the rest of its nearly 1,000 words criticizing him for his political views and involvement with President Trump.
“We write to you to ask how, as an obviously devout Christian, and after four years of the enlightening liberal arts education we all received at Hanover College, you can participate in the discrimination, racism, xenophobia, and antipathy toward the poor that we see in the actions of the Trump administration,” the letter begins.
The alumni frequently invoke Christianity as the basis for their criticism of Pence, contending that his stances on abortion and religious freedom are faulty because “people of faith cannot understand, much less support, oppressing any of God’s children in the name of Christianity.”
“Your policies relentlessly attacked women’s reproductive rights to the point where women were punished for having miscarriages,” they continue, asserting that “you signed legislation aimed directly at discriminating against Indiana’s LBGTQ citizens under the guise of religious freedom.”
The letter condescendingly closes with the implication that Pence didn’t take advantage of his education at Hanover College, saying, “We are saddened that so little of the rich undergraduate education that we received at Hanover College is evident in your political career to date, and we hope that you will find the needed courage and commitment to become a leader who governs from a position of informed and rational judgment and true Christian compassion.”[…]
Pence has also been criticized recently by students at the University of Notre Dame, who are livid that he has been invited to deliver the school’s 2017 commencement address.
Two students, in fact, chose to protest this invitation by launching a #notmycommencementspeaker campaign for students to take photos holding white boards with “direct quotes from Pence that are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, offensive, or ostracizing to members of our community.”