Democrats, in My Regents? It's More Likely Than You Think!

Posted by : Rev. Ouabache | Thursday, February 26, 2009 | Published in

Almost every single college in the United States has a Democrat student organization. That's a given. Most young people are Democrats by default and college educated people more so. One of the last places you'd expect to see such a group is ultra-conservative strong hold and Pat Robertson's personal fiefdom, Regent University. Robertson has hitched his wagon to the Republican party since the days of Reagan and even ran for president himself back in 1988. For the Democratic party to get any kind of foothold in the school he founded more than thirty years ago is quite a coup, but I guess times they are a changing:

Carlos Campo, Regent’s vice president for academic affairs, said Robertson gave his thumbs up to the new group.

“He said, ‘You know what, it reflects the openness of our campus and how open we are to sharing of ideas,’” Campo said of his talk with Robertson.

Brandon Carr, Regent Democrats’ vice president, described the group as “Democrats and independents who want to be Christian leaders to change the world … explaining to others how you can be a Christian and agree to some Democratic principles as well.”

As a Christian-based school, Regent has a strongly evangelical, charismatic accent, and all faculty are expected to be Christians. They sign a statement binding them with Regent’s Christian beliefs, such as the infallibility of the Bible.

Granted, the group has only about 30 members so far, but I guess you've gotta start somewhere.

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