April 2019 – Nashville, Tennessee’s Belmont University, which describes itself as “a student-centered Christian community with a rich Baptist heritage,” has apologized for an invited guest lecturer who played a song that included the lyrics, “f**k Donald Trump.” The lecture was given on January 30, 2019.
Joseph Morgan, a music professor from Middle Tennessee State University in nearby Murfreesboro, presented the lecture originally billed as “Popular Music and Presidential Politics.” However, the title that appeared on Morgan’s screen was “Popular Music and the Impending Tyranny of Donald Trump,” according to Campus Reform.
One student who attended the presentation told Lone Conservative that Morgan also used profanities that refer to women’s private parts.
Later that same day, Belmont tweeted an apology that called the lecture “biased and disrespectful.” The tweet said the content of the presentation, including the title, was different than what had been approved.
The four-part tweet concluded, “The University feels betrayed by the deception implicit in the actions of the guest speaker. Belmont University does not endorse the message that was delivered and also strongly objects to the obscene language that was used. We apologize to anyone who was offended as today’s event was not reflective of our Christian identity nor of our institutional commitment to civil political discourse.”
campusreform.org, 1/31/19; loneconservative.org, 1/30/19; belmont.edu