University president has had enough of self-absorbed students in need of safe spaces
As American youth regress toward an infantile state of development, one university president has finally had enough of the nonsense. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, had a wake-up call recently that prompted him to write an open letter to the student body.
So what happened that caused him to speak out against this madness? Per a report at TheBlaze:
“This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt ‘victimized’ by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13,” Piper explained in his letter posted to the school’s website. “It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable.” (snip)
“I’m not making this up,” he continued. “Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them ‘feel bad’ about themselves, is a ‘hater,’ a ‘bigot,’ an ‘oppressor,’ and a ‘victimizer.’”
Piper’s letter ended with: “This is not a day care. This is a university!” (To read his letter in full, see here.)
Now, if Piper’s attitude would catch on, that would be wonderful. But for today, it’s a tiny step. Taken by one man. At one university.
Standing and cheering! Keep going, President Piper!
(To read/hear more of Piper speaking on this and other matters of import, see here for a 2-minute video of him on Glenn Beck’s program earlier this month, here for a piece he wrote titled “Ideological Fascism or Intellectual Freedom?,” and here for an Open Letter to President Obama.)