Students and guests at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., will hear the speech of a lifetime tonight as Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson exposes the truth behind "hate speech" codes and the often violent acts of those who seek to establish them. Peterson's address is part of a week of events at the university entitled, "Rock Your Thoughts." He is also expected to address a number of social truths that are rarely heard on today's university campuses.
"Gonzaga University has decided to move away from the normal university rhetoric of liberal ideology and pursue the real social truths in American society today," says Mark Stoltz, performing arts chair of the Gonzaga Activities Board. "As a black conservative speaking on an anti-hate theme that is usually reserved for liberal activists, Rev. Peterson's lecture should prove to be enlightening."
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Perhaps the most articulate, outspoken critic of the civil-rights establishment in America today, Rev. Peterson has gained national attention recently for his boycott of Jesse Jackson and the NAACP. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book, "From Rage to Responsibility" (autographed copies available from WND.com), as well as a radio/TV talk-show host and highly sought-after speaker and guest on popular television debate shows including "Hannity & Colmes" and "Politically Incorrect."
Of his address tonight to Gonzaga students, Peterson said, "Too often, universities claim to offer 'diverse' viewpoints to their student body, while serving up the same warmed-over, failed prescriptions. I believe my appearances offer real diversity of thought to young people, giving them the opportunity to truly 'rock their thoughts,' and come away from the experience a better, more thoughtful person. I categorically reject group thought, and firmly believe that to stand and think for ourselves is our uniquely American right and responsibility."
Stoltz added, "Gonzaga University is committed to bringing all social perspectives to our students. We are doing our best to maintain our Jesuit Catholic tradition and constantly pursue the truth." Tonight's keynote address by Rev. Peterson takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes Auditorium of Gonzaga University, and is open to the public.