Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence was met with protests at a Christian college in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Pence spoke at a rally held Saturday on the campus of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, an evangelical academic institute known for anti-Trump sentiment.
“Students protested outside, while inside students stood in silent protest until they were ejected mid-speech,” reported The Daily Beast.
“The protests and poor attendance at the speech at Patrick Henry College illustrate the challenges that Trump has appealing to evangelical Christians, especially younger ones, who are turned off by his tone, his campaign ideas and his personal history …”
Zac Hoffman, an organizer of one of the demonstrations, told The Christian Post that he and others came out “because most of us, and I would even go as far as to say most people in this country, think the Trump/Pence ticket is a bad choice for this country.”
“The rhetoric and policy positions alone create divisions but the racist, ableist, sexist and xenophobia are especially troubling from a presidential candidate,” said Hoffman.
“When faced with such an option, protesting is honestly the smallest and easiest action one can take to fight the potential for this country to elect someone like Trump.”
Describing himself as a Christian who is “very progressive” and a former Bernie Sanders supporter, Hoffman also told CP that he felt the protest “went very well.”
“It was small, it is harder to mobilize people in large numbers without Mr. Trump present because those events get a lot more media attention and this particular Pence speech was not well covered prior to the event,” continued Hoffman.
“We engaged with several students, 99 percent of which we had extremely positive conversations and interactions with. Overall, a very well executed protest.”
SOURCE: The Christian Post – Michael Gryboski