Vice President Mike Pence attends the Taylor University commencement on May 18, 2019, in Upland, Ind. Dozens of graduates and faculty protested the selection of Pence as the commencement speaker at Taylor University in Indiana by walking out moments before his introduction. (Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Taylor graduates find unity in their division through controversial Pence speech

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UPLAND, Ind. (RNS) — While some walked out over Pence’s views on LGBTQ issues or the Trump administration’s immigration policies, others said they had walked out in support of their friends, whether or not they shared the objections to Pence's presence.