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Yesterday (and today) a preacher came to the university my sister attends, James Madison University, preaching about how the students there were going to hell, how being gay is wrong, and how cheerleaders and sorority girls are all whores. He even made a song about young women being whores (which you can check out in this article). Now anyone who is a follower of Jesus Christ knows that God is a God of love, not hate. It is not our duty to judge; only God can judge us. God loves all his children. 

Now typically at events like this, students fight back with words of hate, yelling, and the occasional protest. However, these students took a different approach. Instead of yelling at the preacher, instead of arguing his words, they drowned him out with a song of love and tolerance. Whether you are religious or not, I hope you agree that promoting love and tolerance is a much better way to react to a situation such as this than fighting back would be. 

UPDATE: My sister just informed me that the Christian group on campus that sang this song, wrote a formal apology on behalf of their organization after this event for any past situations when they too have spread hate and not love. Simply amazing.

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James Madison University, a well-known public university in my hometown of Harrisonburg, is handling the ‘worst case of sexual assault’ in their history by allowing the perpetrators to graduate and banning them afterward.

Meanwhile, the student who was assaulted lost her financial aid when her grades slipped while trying to deal with bringing her rapists to justice and had to leave school.

The links in question:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/18/james-madison-university-sexual-assault_n_5509163.html

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/Former-JMU-Student-Speaks-Out-on-Sexual-Assault-263548111.html

So even when there is absolute definitive proof on tape of an assault, the victim is paying the biggest price and the perpetrators are allowed to stay at school.

This is not right.

Hey fellow JMU students! In case you didn’t already know, the University Health Center has a safer sex center. There are small brown paper bags for you to use to take whatever you need. Everything they have to offer is free, they even have pamphlets and how-to guides. No one will bother you or ask any questions (but they are glad to help if you ask them). :) Please use this awesome resource (or let your friends know it’s available)! 

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Homophobic Preacher drowned out by Love and Tolerance.

A Hateful Pastor came to visit JMU, but the students responded in a beautiful, awesome way!

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