The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.

posts by Josh Proemmel



April 2012

Why I Didn't Clap

by Josh Proemmel, on April 2012, Pacifism

On March 28, Jeff Struecker, hero of Black Hawk Down, spoke to about 3,000 people in chapel at Cedarville University. When he finished speaking and walked off stage, he received an emotional standing ovation. I didn’t take part in this ovation, and I think it’s important to explain why. Many of us grew up repeating the Pledge of Allegiance every day in school. To some of us,…