NOTICE: Store prices and specials on the Banner of Truth UK site are not available for orders shipped to North America. Please use the Banner of Truth USA site .

Section navigation

Calvin College Students Protest President Bush Visit

Category Articles
Date June 16, 2005

On 21 May, President Bush gave a speech to the 900 graduating seniors at Calvin College’s 85th Commencement ceremony in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The day before, between faculty, alumni, and friends, 823 people took a full page ad in “The Grand Rapids Press” with a signed petition protesting the presidents visit. Another one third of Calvin’s faculty, 130 professors, took a half-page ad the day of Bush’s visit saying that, “No single political position should be identified with God’s will.” Nicholas Wolterstorff, the originally planned speaker, was offered to sit on the bench with the president and said that he would rather weed his garden. Despite their efforts, 5,000 people showed up to the event and the protests were not even heard. Chuck Walton, a Christian Reformed Church pastor in Iowa, says that Calvin College is big enough to embrace on-campus gay entertainment yet they will not stand a visit from the president of the United States. Walton responds to the college’s actions by saying, “I don’t get it.”

Latest Articles

Gripping, Relevant, and Insightful – The Banner Magazine 24 September 2020

In the video below, Geoff Thomas explains how he was first introduced to the ministry of the Banner of Truth through a gift from a friend. That friend gave him a copy of the Banner Magazine, which in turn led to Geoff’s introduction to Banner books. Geoff eventually became a pastor in Wales and for a time he was an editor of […]

Public Worship Is To Be Preferred Over Private 28 August 2020

How would you answer these questions: How can we most glorify God on the earth? How can we experience most of his presence? How can we see him most clearly revealed? How can we get the maximum possible spiritual benefits from the Lord? How can we do the most good to our fellow believers? What […]