Wisconsin Christian college rescinds Mike Pence invite to speak at commencement

Lutheran College’s decision to have the vice president speak to its 2020 graduates had sparked backlash among some alumni and students.
By: | August 28, 2020

A Christian college in Wisconsin has backtracked on having Vice President Mike Pence deliver its commencement address, citing “escalating events” in nearby Kenosha, where protests have been taking place over the police shooting of another Black man.

Lutheran College in Milwaukee announced Thursday that after “careful consideration,” it had decided to invite Rev. Mark Jeske, the pastor of a local church, to speak at Saturday’s graduation instead of Pence.

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