A Christian university has cancelled a speech by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro on the grounds that it would create further division.
Grand Canyon University in Phoenix said in a statement that their goal was to “use our position as a Christian university to bring unity to a community that sits amidst a country that is extremely divided.”
In light of the division in America and the high volume of rhetoric, the university aims to posture itself in an action-oriented way in order to contribute to community-building and solving problems in society. To do that, the school has developed a plan to collaborate with groups like Habitat for Humanity to rebuild the inner-city, reducing crime in their neighborhood through a $1.6 million partnership with the city law enforcement to pay for police overtime.
Ironically, many GCU students are complaining that cancelling the speech was in itself a divisive act. If the school wanted to focus on bringing people together, while supporting many of his troubling positions, then it seems they made a terrible mistake: The student body seems more than happy to bond over a shared interest in controlling women and bashing Democrats, among other deplorable “values.”
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