We’ve all had enough of whiny college students. You can read all about that and more here. Most people however, have not written about their exhausted patience as epically as Everett Piper, College President of Wesleyan College.
A student complaining about how a biblical passage on love made him feel bad, causing the college president to fire off a scathing open letter…
If you want the chaplain to tell you you’re a victim rather than tell you that you need virtue, this may not be the university you’re looking for. If you want to complain about a sermon that makes you feel less than loving for not showing love, this might be the wrong place.
If you’re more interested in playing the “hater” card than you are in confessing your own hate; if you want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don’t want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want, but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.
At OKWU, we teach you to be selfless rather than self-centered. We are more interested in you practicing personal forgiveness than political revenge. We want you to model interpersonal reconciliation rather than foment personal conflict. We believe the content of your character is more important than the color of your skin. We don’t believe that you have been victimized every time you feel guilty and we don’t issue “trigger warnings” before altar calls.
Oh. My. Word. Someone buy this man a beer (or the non-alcoholic beverage of his choosing)! I’m still amazed that students feel so entitled even at private colleges. I mean, you read the contract and signed on the dotted line anyway.
How do you attend a private, Christian college and find yourself complaining about Bible passages?
Listen, I’m quite certain that I would’t enjoy sermons from a Satanist. Which is why I choose not to attend “University of Satan: Southern Illinois.” How is this even an issue?
I’m so glad you asked, Steven. It’s because the entitlement mindset knows no logic. It has no room for objectivity. All of that room is too jam-packed full of non-existent rules, laws and feelings that apply only to others but not to you. We’re so far off the beam that students literally believe they have a legal “right” to not be offended. Use that as your jumping off-point, and then this circus starts to make a little sense. Sort of.
As for the letter…. Yep, it calls for this…