Was it disrespectful for Notre Dame students to walk out on Vice President Pence? | The Tylt

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More than 100 students walked out of Notre Dame's commencement ceremony in protest of speaker Vice President Mike Pence. Protesters said they were objecting to the Trump administration, as well as Pence's record as Indiana governor on gay rights and immigration. Critics say this is just another example of liberal campus snowflakes refusing to hear any ideas they disagree with, but protesters invoked Pope Francis and Catholic social justice to justify their actions. Was the walkout wrong? 🎓

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Critics of the walkout not only felt it was disrespectful to Vice President Pence, but unfair to the thousands of other graduates whose commencement ceremony was disrupted. Many of the remaining students and their families booed the walkouts.

Walking out on their graduation is not challenging anything, and it is barely a protest. They are children, throwing tantrums because they don’t think people listen to their opinions enough.
This is just one more case of snowflakes showing us why they are really not fit to graduate to the real world.
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The students, who organized We Stand ForND, issued a press release claiming Mike Pence's actions directly contradict Catholic social teachings and values:

During his time as governor of the state of Indiana and now as Vice President, Pence targeted the civil rights protections of members of the LGBT+ community, rejected the Syrian refugee resettlement program, supported an unconstitutional ban on religious minorities, and fought against sanctuary cities. All of these policies marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation.
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But critics said the students' actions were inappropriate and disrespectful, and indicative of closed-mindedness found at many American college campuses.

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Others applauded the walkout, and said that not all viewpoints warrant respect.

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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Was it disrespectful for Notre Dame students to walk out on Vice President Pence?
A festive crown for the winner
#ShowSomeRespect
#NoRespectForPence