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  • Vandals Sack Pro-Life Display . . . Again

    1/23/2014 1:25:09 PM Posted by Ashley Pratte

    Winthrop vandalsFor the second straight year, vandals have ransacked a large scale pro-life display at a university.  Last year, they destroyed a Young Americans for Freedom project at DePaul University in Chicago.  This week they ruined the work of a prominent conservative group at Winthrop University in South Carolina.

    As reported by the HeraldOnline, the group laid out 3,000 pink and blue flags on Sunday.  Each individual flag represented 19,000 unborn boys and girls killed since the oft criticized Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.  Within an hour of the completion of the display, group members noticed individual students stealing flags. 

    Even worse, one group of marauders was seen stomping the flags into the ground.

    One student defended the destruction, saying "some people may just not be ready to have a child."  A supporter of the display called opposing abortion a "human rights" issue.

    This attack was very reminiscent of the violent treatment of a similar display last February. The "Flags For Life" project constructed by the De Paul chapter of Young Americans for Freedom also used flags to represent the deaths of unborn children.  The Daily Caller reported that vandals tore down the flags and stuffed them into a nearby trash bin.

    At the time, chapter chair Kristopher del Campo lamented that "It is a sad thing to see that liberal-minded students aren't tolerant and don't respect the views of those who respect the lives of the unborn."

    Winthrop University's mission statement extols "the values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership." Conservative group president Tyler Richardson adds that "One of the things that is preached a lot at Winthrop is tolerance."

    Unfortunately, the actions at both De Paul University last year and Winthrop University last week prove that "diversity" and "tolerance" are still not virtues embraced by the campus Left.

        

    Photo Credit: HeraldOnline

    Written by Dr. Stephen Smoot, Director of Academic Programs at the National Journalism Center, a project of Young America's Foundation

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