Ray Rice, the disgraced former NFL running back who was caught on camera punching out the woman who would go on to become his wife, has been invited to talk at Liberty University's convocation next month.
Rice, who has not played in the NFL since being cut by the Baltimore Ravens after video emerged of him punching out his then-fiance Janay Rice, will speak at Liberty University's convocation on December 6, the school's Office of Spiritual Development announced on Monday.
Check out these upcoming #LUConvo guests! You can watch all of our guests on Facebook Live at 10:30am! https://t.co/dUwR2TAICS— Liberty OSD (@Liberty OSD)1511800222.0
Liberty University, which is run by prominent evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr., is the largest evangelical Christian university in the United States.
In addition to Rice, the school has also invited race-baiting Fox News personality Tomi Lahren and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to talk at the convocation next month.
While Liberty University hasn't yet given a justification for inviting Rice to talk, some Christian conservatives reacted angrily to the news, as they saw no justification for giving a known abuser a platform at a leading Christian institution.
Check out some of their responses below.
This lineup is disheartening https://t.co/E42aLz3SXg— Chelsea Patterson Sobolik (@Chelsea Patterson Sobolik)1511808884.0
@ChelsPat Out of all those people I'm most disappointed with Ray Rice being invited.— James K. Forbis, Jr (@James K. Forbis, Jr)1511809700.0
@LibertyOSD I, as a @LibertyUAlum, haven’t recommended anyone to @LibertyU or @libertyuonline in a long time. That’… https://t.co/yGJBtqzlXW— Marty (@Marty)1511810481.0