Urbana15 ban of Students for Life Exhibit Sparks Controversy

on January 9, 2016

Editor’s note: The original version of this article was published by LifeSiteNews.com. Click here to read the full story. 

Update: Students for Life is not officially a Christian organization and could not affirm InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s (IVF) doctrinal statement of faith. However, the Urbana team’s decision to tout #BlackLivesMatters, though IVF asserts it did so in an unofficial capacity, is confusing since this movement is also not officially Christian.

Last week, I broke the news here at LifeSiteNews.com that InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Urbana15 keynote speaker, Michelle Higgins, reduced pro-life efforts to “withholding mercy from the living” to make “a big spectacle.” I wish that was the end of the story. But sadly, there’s more troubling news surrounding InterVarsity’s Urbana15.

In an op-ed published on Monday, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life (SFL), revealed the Urbana15 team denied her group’s exhibitor application.

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  1. Comment by Mike Ward on January 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Abortion is the last progressive political cause left for the new Christian left embrace (the Mainline churches started embracing it long ago.)

    But the younger emergent liberal types who are more likely to have grown up in evangelical churches than Mainline churches had until recently turned every element of political Progressivism into a commandment from Jesus himself except acceptance of homosexual and abortion.

    Homosexuality has now been embraced and abortion is next. They’ve been trending that way for a while now mainly by just not talking about it if they could avoid it and changing the subject to capital punishment when their conservative associates ask them about abortion.

    And the more they embrace abortion, the more they will kick pro-lifers out. Progressive Christians see everything as binary. Once they change their mind on something, the old way they though was good becomes clearly evil to them, and they assume no right thinking person could feel otherwise.

  2. Comment by john654 on January 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    The Head line is so spiritually SICK.

  3. Comment by Auggie on January 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    “God’s global mission” is Life… and Eternal Life.

  4. Comment by Justme on January 9, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Well, liberals do not read the bible. There is a quote from Acts of the Apostles, We work and toil by day and night so that we are not a burden on you. Therefore any man who can work who does not, should not be fed. Check it out, wow many should not be on welfare.

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