Liberty University is requiring its students to attend a Bernie Sanders speech
Liberty Univserity has semi weekly “convocations,” required school assemblies, with people and issues it considers important.
They have invited Bernie Sanders to speak at one, and he has accepted -- as did Ted Kenney and Jesse Jackson, though not, I regret to say, Obama, Biden and Hillary Clinton.
The Chancellor of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr, is reporat at remarking to the effect:
[O]ther “liberal” schools could learn a thing or two from aAnd in this case, Liberty University has right on its side.
purportedly closed, conservative campus like Liberty’s.
When former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was
invited to speak at Rutgers University’s commencement
last spring, students and faculty protested for weeksuntil she voluntarily backed out. Falwell says he’s seen no
such response to the Sanders invite from Liberty’s
own student body.