From the CNN article:
In 2015, liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at Liberty University, the Christian school in Virginia founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell.
Senior Hannah Scherlacher, 22, said most of her classmates don't agree with Sanders' views.
But when he visited campus there were no protests, no raised hackles, she said. Attendance at his speech was compulsory.
Sanders made points students disagreed with, but he knew his audience, she said. He told the crowd of 12,000, "I want to support my arguments with what you believe -- your Bible, your Scripture," Scherlacher recalled.
His "unifying tone" made Scherlacher "reflective on my role as a Christian to alleviate poverty." She revisited her Bible to study Jesus' condemnation of wealth and power.
And Sanders spurred debates that carried on after he left, the public relations major said.
"Everyone I talked to was glad he came," she said. "It's important to communicate with those we disagree with."
Meanwhile those on the left, the antifa people in particular, don't want to listen to what the other side has to say; they are not open to having those debates afterwards over what the speaker said.