After Church/State Separation Advocate Mikey Weinstein Speaks at Patrick Henry College, School Deletes Video September 29, 2014

After Church/State Separation Advocate Mikey Weinstein Speaks at Patrick Henry College, School Deletes Video

***Update***: An official at Patrick Henry College responded to me about why the video was removed in the first place:

We temporarily removed the automatic post of the Olasky-Weinstein interview Sunday afternoon to honor the request of one of our students, who was involved briefly in the post-interview Q&A. We will be posting the interview in its entirely on our PHC website (minus the student’s brief involvement), by start of business tomorrow.

Yesterday, I posted about how the Military Religious Freedom Foundation‘s Mikey Weinstein (below, right) recently sat down for an interview with WORLD Magazine editor-in-chief Dr. Marvin Olasky at Patrick Henry College, one of the most fundamentalist Christian schools in the nation.

You can read the positive reaction from students here, but what’s puzzling is that the school took down the video from their website within days of posting it. Chris Rodda explains:

On Friday afternoon, PHC posted the video of Mikey’s interview on its UStream page, along with the videos of its other Newsmakers Interview Series interviews, and the video started to get around via blogs and social media.

At some point over the weekend, however, PHC apparently decided, for reasons that can only be guessed at, to take the video down. (MRFF was initially informed of the disappearance of the video by a PHC student who had wanted to show it to their Bible study group, but found that it had been deleted when they went to the school’s UStream page.)

But, fortunately, the video is not lost. MRFF recorded the interview, and it is now available on our YouTube channel. So, if you want to guess at why PHC might have decided to make the video of this interview unavailable, just watch it.

I have sent an email to Patrick Henry College asking why the video was pulled and I’ll update this post if I hear back.

With that, here you go!

Again, I haven’t had a chance to see the complete interview, but if any moments stand out to you, please leave the timestamp and summary in the comments.

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