We marched and chanted, “Shame on SLU… Stand for truth!!”
St. Louis activist Stephanie Rubach leads a chant at a protest at St. Louis University Thursday night. (StLCyclist)
Pro-abortion crackpot Toure’ was invited to speak at St. Louis University, one of the nation’s leading Jesuit universities, last night. Nearly 70 conservative activists and members of Move On Up protested his speech at the Catholic university. Move On Up organizer Stephanie Rubach sent in this report:
Move On Up was there to bring attention to the University’s decision to have an ardent abortion supporter give Black history remarks at one of the leading Jesuit universities in the country. But most of all to bring attention to the larger issue of abortion and its devastating effects on the black community these last 40 years.
The rally was quite successful with about 60 -70 people marching outside and another group inside for audience participation.
I attended the last 30-40 minutes of the conference, and felt like I was in the twilight zone of liberal madness.
Perhaps I expected to hear a message that would uplift and inspire students to do their best and live the American dream, but instead I heard that racism is embedded in our culture, the gay rights movement is a civil rights issue, and Toure’ doesn’t like the Republican Party.
On the issue of gun control, he gave the same old liberal talking points to the students but met his match when my girlfriend who truly believes in the 2nd amendment challenged his positions, causing boos from the audience.
It was also interesting when another friend was thrown out of conference after it was reported to authorities he was overheard threatening to kill Toure’.
It was clear the students were drawn to Toures’ charisma and animated persona, but beyond that, his message was shallow at the lowest level.
It was uninspiring, victimizing, and defeatist, but yet the students held on to every word.
As the students exited the building, I noticed they were not upbeat or animated as they were when they entered. Instead their spirits looked defeated, they were not smiling and eyes were cast down as they walked by.
The tragedy is this was the message given to students in celebration of Black History month.
Great job, Stephanie!