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    By Kelsey Rupp, RAP 

    Patrick Coyle knows all about the “dirty tricks” of the extreme Left. As vice president of the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) Coyle helps conservative students establish conservative groups, promote liberty and free-market friendly ideas and challenge liberal dominance on their campuses.

    On Friday at the YAF National Conference in Washington, D.C., Coyle told wild stories of liberals yelling racial slurs at black conservatives, throwing bricks through venue windows, a high school teacher threatening her student with arrest for simply criticizing President Obama, a middle school teacher assigning her students oppositional research for the Obama campaign, and more.

    “And what is crazy about these instances, ” Coyle told the young crowd of students and supporters, “is that you rarely hear any prominent liberal denouncing these attacks.”

    Coyle said that reason the Left attacks conservatives is to “maintain their monopoly and prevent their ideas from being challenged.”

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    • This is good news! I've personally noticed the same thing via comments and blogs I've posted on various websites and via discussions on Facebook. You cannot reason with a liberal. The word liberal and logic should never appear in the same sentence.
      Posted by Gerry Emery on 08/10/2012
    • If you think being a Conservative student is bad, try being a Conservative professor. I am surrounded by liberal professors and it has a negative impact on my work environment. As soon as they find out that you are Conservative, you are treated differently. It makes it hard.
      Posted by Steve on 08/13/2012
    • / As an Alumni of APU who has, and will be, spending thnausods of my own dollars on APU, I could not be more proud of my investment in university that upholds the integrity of intelligence, critical thinking, and pursuit of what it means to live like Christ. APU is not banning conservatism or "traditional values" It has a Young Conservatives Club and a Students for Life Club. Rather It is not allowing an association with a club that uses unkind and uncalled for language to describe a school population that it has no experience with (until now). I'm disappointed in my brother and sisters if that has become the defintion of "Christian" or "Unchristian." Healthy conversation where people can both speak and be heard can be incredibly powerful. It is not for the sake for political connectedness but rather for the opportunity to learn. But allowing polarizing clubs that use terminology to unfairly attack faculty and student bodies as a way to "defend freedom" and free speech seems to be more divisive than influential. If the goal of the club is to keep a band of same-thinking people latched.together, then it limits the opportunity to not only have the club's voices heard, much less taken seriously.My own opinions and thinking have been challenged from both sides of the spectrum as I have been pushed to think about things beyond what I was comfortable with, both from a "conservative Christian side" and a "liberal side." I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to have been challenged by professors, faculty, and staff to really seek to understand what it means to live like Christ among my APU community, Azusa Community, and the community I now work in.It is deeply saddening to me to see and hear so many misguided comments from people who have never experienced a life or education an APU. Honestly, if it weren't for my experience at APU, and the Christ-like witness of the lives of so many people around me, I don't know if I would have taken seriously what it means to be a Christian. The students, staff, and faculty at APU are some the kindest, most gracious, generous, loving, fair, intelligent, just and Godly people I have ever had the privilege of knowing.I would typically never comment on an issue like this, and I hate arguing about the association between politics and religion, but it makes me sick to stand by and see so many misguided comments attempting to damage the reputation of an institution that has been so important to the growth of myself and so many people that I know.
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