Terrorism-sponsoring Ayatollah Khatami spoke at first Christian-established college in the New World: Harvard
This event to give a position of dignity and acknowledgement to an "axis of evil" terrorism sponsor and former leader of Iran is an affront to our American forefathers and to all Americans.
In 1620, nearly 1,000 settlers---Puritan separatists who were escaping religious persecution in England---were given a charter to establish the Massachusetts Bay Company and a self-governing settlement in the New World.
Inceased persecution, in 1630, caused the "Great Migration" of Puritans into Massachusetts Bay, where they established the Massachusetts Bay Colony that grew to include Boston and a few other towns. They came to New England to establish a place where they could work together to establish a free civil and religious society that would become what its Governor, John Winthrop, called a "city upon a hill" that would be an example to the world.
Six years after arriving in the New World, these Puritans---who were deeply rooted in the teachings of the Bible---founded Harvard College, the first institution of higher learning in North America, to prepare young men for the ministry.
The founders' stated purpose for the school was as follows: " Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3) and therefore lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning." (America, Land I Love)
To have an Iranian Islamofascist sponsor of Islamic terrorism worldwide and espouser of killing all Christians, Jews and anyone else who is not an adherent of Islamism, come and speak at Harvard 370 years after its Christian founding, is abhorrent. It speaks to the school's liberal descent into secularism and disrespect for the school's Christian founding principles, in particular, and for Christianity in general.
Sadly, the shame of it belongs to Harvard now, as an indelible part of its history and as a beacon shining on its decline into a rejection of all things Christian that gave it its existence. Such desecration reeks of anti-Christian leftist political agendas to remove religion from American society, the vast majority of which is comprised of citizens with strong religious beliefs and commitments.
Harvard's official decision-makers have chosen to stick a mote in all of our eyes by denigrating our biblical principles, our Christian heritage, and our faith in God---by shoving their antithesis in our collective face.
(Hat tip to Cox and Forkum for political 'toon.)