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Analysis. In anticipation of Charlie Kirk’s speaking engagement at UC Davis at the invitation of the Turning Point USA’s student group, Chancellor Gary S. May released a remarkable video, expressing the hope that no would show up for the event.

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Yes, he said, “we can work together to neutralize and negate their influence” – and we do this in the name of free speech. Talk about doublespeak!

Chancellor May made clear that he personally considered Kirk’s views to be “loathsome and hurtful.” And he referred to Kirk as “a well-known proponent of misinformation and hate and who has advocated for violence against transgender individuals.”

(Kirk noted in a response video that he might sue May for the trans-related comment.)

For his part, May stated that he was standing with the university’s trans and non-binary community members and opposing Kirk’s “hateful and divisive message.”

He explained that he could not stop the event from taking place, based on the law (it’s clear he would have stopped it otherwise). But, he noted, if there was a “clear and present danger to the campus,” the event could be stopped.

Accordingly, he said, “while I abhor the inflammatory speech of this speaker,” school policy permitted him to speak.

Of course, the event itself was peaceful on the part of TPUSA and Kirk. But it was not peaceful on the part of the Antifa protestors, who violently stormed the building where it was being held, even smashing through some of the glass doors.

It appears the Chancellor’s concerns about potential violence were pointed in the wrong direction.

But May’s perspective was clear:

“we are motivated by a desire to do what is best for our diverse community and for society as a whole, but as a public university dedicated to the pursuit of deeper understanding through the free, open and civil exchange of ideas. We must also support an environment conducive to the discussion of widely varying ideas and points of view. We are committed to the First Amendment and we are required to uphold it.” (Emphasis added.)

And then this:

“We have the ability to critically assess environments we are creating for ourselves and others, and to work together to foster a culture of learning that is as inclusive and respectful as it is passionate and inspired.” (Emphasis added.)

Notice those two words that I emphasized: diverse and inclusive.

It is in the name of being a “diverse and inclusive community” that Kirk and his ilk should be excluded. It is in the name of diversity and inclusion that opposing views should not be tolerated or welcomed.

Did I say something before about doublespeak?

Welcome to the contemporary lexicon, where the meaning of words is stood on its head.

Under the heading of “Diversity and inclusion,” the UC Davis website states:

“Respecting difference, striving for equity. The way we see it, the world is just too big to be bound by narrow perspectives. In an intellectually vibrant place like UC Davis, creativity connects ideas from the obvious to the outlandish. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds.”

Put another way, we warmly welcome all points of view that challenge the narrow bigotry of the right. As for those hateful, bigoted, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, racist voices, they have no place on our campus. We are diverse! We are inclusive!

Does no one see the irony and the contradiction?

I have no doubt that hostile, narrow-minded, bigoted, intolerant views against conservatism (and/or conservative Christianity) are expressed at UC Davis on a regular basis. And I have no doubt that students who hold to these conservative and/or biblically-based views feel isolated and marginalized.

Once again, diversity and tolerance seem to be one-way streets, and this should be recognized whether or not one likes or dislikes Kirk and TPUSA.

But this, of course, is nothing new. I think back to Caribou Coffee in 2008 explaining to me why they were sponsoring a gay pride event in our city but would not sponsor a Christian conservative event. It’s because they were “inclusive!”

Still, that was a private company, not a university. And the letter I received was written by the Director of Brand Marketing, a far cry from a university chancellor.

All the more, then, is it striking when such a high-ranking, highly-awarded academic like Chancellor May releases such an intolerant, exclusivist, and truly chilling video, urging the campus community to work with him to “neutralize and negate” the impact of the event.

Indeed, UC Davis tells us that, “Throughout his career, [May] has championed diversity and mentorship in both higher education and the workplace.” It appears that “diversity” only goes so far.

Of course, the obvious response is, “What if it was a meeting of the Ku Klux Klan? What if it was a meeting of neo-Nazis? Wouldn’t you applaud Chancellor May for putting out a video like this?”

But that’s the whole point. After years of demonizing conservative and Christian views in America, they (or, we) are now put in the same category as these other vile groups. We should, therefore, be excluded in the very name of diversity and inclusion.

The Orwellian nightmare continues to unfold in front of our eyes.

How are you praying against this censorship and exclusion? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Used with permission. By Dr. Michael L. Brown from Ask Dr Brown. Photo Credit: Canva)

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Karren wright
March 27, 2023

Thank you that this has been exposed so we can pray for chancellor. May. So often you turn what was meant for evil into good. Lord. I ask that the Turning Point club will be a magnet to other students, that it will grow and be the start of revival at Davis.

Russ Kulp
March 27, 2023

King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, we pray YOUR blessing on Chancellor May. We thank YOU for the work YOUR Holy Spirit is doing, right now, on Mays heart and mind. LORD, YOU came to set the captive free from captivity. We thank YOU for the change we will see, all to the glory of GOD. Praise the LORD !

Pat Boemmels
March 26, 2023

Father God, You told us in your word that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through You, to the pulling down of strongholds…! Father, we know the spirit of antichrist and the perverse spirit are vehemently at work to destroy the path of Truth that leads people to you and deceives the simple minded into believing the lies which are contrary to your word! But, he (satan) is already defeated by the Blood of Jesus Christ, and so I pray that your people (the church) will not succumb to the antagonisms of those who are deceived, nor be afraid, but stand strong and be courageous in the face of the enemy! We are delivered by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony! Let Truth and Freedom ring!! Every knee is going to bow to the Name of Jesus Christ!! (Phil. 2:9-10) And I pray for the salvation of all people for it is God’s will that all be saved and come to knowledge of the truth. (1 Tim. 2:4) Amen!

March 26, 2023

Why are we surprised that Marxist run universities are doing this? Jesus said it would happen, the last days would be filled with all sorts of abominations. Patents pay high tuition to indoctrinate their kiddos. It’s up to parents to educate their kids on moral biblical values, not an educational propaganda camp. If your for biblical conservative values send them to colleges that have the same views or do online.


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