Liberty University has decided to invite Glenn Beck as their commencement speaker this year. I find this to be a curious choice for a speaker. As a “Christian University” Liberty has found in Glenn Beck neither the qualification of a Christian or as a scholar. Beck is a Mormon who hosts a regular radio and television show that centers on far-right politics, scare-tactics, and conspiracy theories.
Glenn Beck adds his name to the list of Liberty commencement speakers that includes Ben Stein and Chuck Norris.
My concern is that Liberty is more interested in indoctrination than education. While I am open to the idea of a “Christian University,” a commencement speaker such as Beck belies the administrations devotion to conservative, partisan politics rather than the pursuit of intelligent, Christian discipleship.