We Will Stand With Hayley Tschetter & Star Parker

The following column is from Star Parker’s Urban C.U.R.E.  I am a subscriber to the website Black Community News, I think you should subscribe to it too.

The column below was published on May 29, 2019.  It is about the targeting of a student, her  beliefs and her exercise of her 1st Amendment Rights to Free Speech on a college campus.  It isn’t just any college campus but University of Northwestern in Roseville Minnesota; this University was once run by the Rev Billy Graham, and part of it is in the northwest corner of MN State Senate District 66.

This didn’t happen someplace else…it happened HERE.

We will stand up and Do Something about it.  We will stand with Hayley Tschetter & Star Parker.

~~ Tom Polachek, HD 66B Republicans Chair

Star Parker: Why I’m Breaking My Silence About the Christian University That Rejected My Appearance

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point,” observed writer and theologian C.S. Lewis.

Hayley Tschetter, a student at a small Christian university, University of Northwestern, St Paul, knows what this means. She stands alone today with her convictions against a university establishment trying to shut her down.

Tschetter felt there should be a voice on campus taking on the great issues in today’s culture war, so she started a campus chapter of Young Americas Foundation (YAF), which the university approved.

Her first invitee to inaugurate the new program was conservative Star Parker — me.

But her excitement was quickly dashed when the university rejected my appearance, writing in an email, as reported by the YAF, “we really don’t bring speakers who radically hold beliefs that UNW as a whole would not agree with.”

Given that I was asked to discuss abortion and the sanctity of life, what was there that those at this Christian university could not agree with?

Various Christian organizations and conservative media spoke out in protest. I stayed silent because this is a private school, and I believe in free markets and free association.

But now I have learned that the university intends to shut down the YAF chapter, and that Ms. Tschetter is under personal attack by the university establishment.

Two things come to mind that tell me I must speak up.

First, the famous words of conservative statesman/philosopher Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

I just completed my fifth book, “Necessary Noise,” due out this September, in which I discuss at length the culture war and details of Christian conservatives being purged from our public square.

I discuss stories of Christians such as Kelvin Cochran, who was fired from his job as fire chief of the Atlanta Fire Department after he wrote a book targeted to members of his church expressing biblically based opinions on sexuality, adultery and homosexuality.

Or Crystal Dixon, who was fired from her job as associate vice president of human resources at the University of Toledo for writing an opinion column in the local newspaper challenging the point of view that equates gay rights to the racial civil rights battle fought in the 1960s.

Social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook purge Christian conservative discussion while major news outlets run front-page stories celebrating homosexual politicians.

I cannot sit back as this young student goes the way of Joan of Arc, becoming yet another victim in this culture war, because her Christian college is using me as its pawn to run from its discomfort in standing up in the cultural battle in our country.

And second, Jim Crow. For those not familiar with black history, black codes and segregation didn’t occur in a vacuum. After 4 million former slaves were freed, they moved throughout the country to build on their newly found freedom, getting paid jobs, public education and running for political office.

Black codes and laws of resistance emerged in the public and private sector to slam the door on blacks assimilating as free and equal citizens.

Good men and women sat idly by hoping it all would go away or somehow work itself out. It didn’t.

It took men and women of courage to speak into the moment. Men like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Dr. Billy Graham, who also happened to be the second president of the University of Northwestern, St Paul.

Christian conservatives are now being marginalized and silenced as African Americans once were.

Even at some Christian universities, an establishment comfortable with the status quo fears the boldness of the truths of their own Bible.

They are even afraid of a courageous young student with a zeal for these truths. Fellow students, faculty and alumni should stand by her.

She is, in my book, a grand hero for today.



StarParkerBCNStar Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. Contact her at http://www.urbancure.org.

2019 Saint Paul Cinco De Mayo Parade CD4 GOP Line Up May 4th 8:30 to 9 AM

This is a note from CD4 Republicans Vice Chair Nathan Raddatz:

Cinco de Mayo is This Saturday May 4th


Join Republican activists and volunteers from CD4 on St. Paul’s West Side Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 am.  The parade route is on Cesar Chavez St., starting at Wabasha. 

The float and vehicle are ready.
Families are welcome!!

CD4 will be parade unit #77. Look for the float with all the flags!! Line up takes place along Wabasha (which turns into Humboldt) between Morton & Page. Please arrive between 8:30am – 9:00am.

Thousands will be on hand! CD4 has participated in years past and the reception has been great for Republicans and a float that honors veterans and service men & women.
Nathan Raddatz, CD4 Vice Chair for Outreach, is organizing volunteers for the parade. Contact him at nraddatz31@gmail.com or 651.925.6125.
Please let him know if we can expect to see you.
Thank you for considering this.
We look forward to seeing you Saturday!

What:  Cinco De Mayo CD4 Parade Line Up

When:  May 4, 2019, Line up 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Where:  parade unit #77. Look for the float with all the flags!! Line up takes place along Wabasha (which turns into Humboldt) between Morton & Page

Contact: nraddatz31@gmail.com or 651-925-6125