The 2012 graduating class at Liberty University are not pleased with their respective commencement speaker at the graduation ceremonies.
Liberty University students are unhappy that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will address their graduation. In a letter to students, Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell, JR wrote that having Romney at the ceremonies would showcase the university his father has founded.
Students are displaying mixed emotions over Romney’s appearance at graduation. “This is crazy we’re not going to stand for this. He doesn’t stand for the constitution. He doesn’t stand for the bible. He doesn’t stand for anything that we as Christians, or we as conservatives stand for,” said Braedon Wilkerson, a student at Liberty.
“This was a very big win for Liberty Univeristy I think. This is a man that matches up with us on core issues, like believing in God, believing in the right to life, the right to freedom, said Garrett Humbertson, another Liberty student.
Students who support and oppose Mitt Romney’s commencement speaking engagement at Liberty took to the university’s facebook page for comments
Others think the choice of Romney doesn’t reflect its students and university beliefs in politics and the sanctuary.
Liberty University commencement exercises will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Williams Stadium on campus. Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m.
Liberty University was founded in 1971 by the late television Evangelist Jerry Falwell. His vision was to trained Champions for Christ as a world class university. Liberty University is the largest non-profit Christian University in the nation, in Virginia and in the world.
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