Paul’s Perambulations

May 24, 2009

Demonstration against choice of Villanova Commencement Speaker

Filed under: General — admin @ 12:27 pm

In mid-April Villanova announced that the commencement speaker would be Admiral William Fallon, a Villanova alumnus whose highest accomplishment was appointment to head of U.S. Central Command, whereby he assumed full responsibility for the conduct of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  By honoring Admiral Fallon in this manner, Villanova would be, and would be seen publicly to be, condoning war and particularly the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is hardly Christian behavior, and a number of us faculty organized a graduation demonstration to make our peaceable feelings known.

A copy of the flyer that we distributed is posted on the first comment.  The backside of the flyer simply had the word PEACE in large bold letters and could be held up as a visible sign. (more…)

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