100 Westmont Students Walk Out On Pro-Life Speaker

On Feb. 6, Lila Rose, founder of Live Action and one of the most articulate pro-life advocates in the public square, spoke in chapel at Westmont College, an evangelical liberal arts university in Santa Barbara, Calif. Surprisingly, out of the roughly 1200 students in attendance, more than 100 walked out as the campus pastor explained the importance of the pro-life position.

…A social media post by this group blamed Westmont for “blatant sexism, disregard of women’s basic reproductive rights, anti-woman and anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, and lack of empathy for human suffering.”

…It should not be surprising to us that college students in 2023 viscerally oppose a pro-life address. If Rose spoke at a state university, she might expect significant protest, perhaps even enough to shut down her address. What is surprising and troubling is that more than 100 students at an historic Christian institution with an explicitly evangelical faith commitment would find the mere presence of a pro-life activist to be offensive. Read More»

Daniel Darling | “What Is Going On At Westmont?” | March 9, 2023


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