‘This Is Not A Day Care’ – College President Lampoons ‘Self-Absorbed And Narcissistic’ Students Who Feel Victimized

The president Tim Wolfe and chancellor R. Bowen Loftin of University of Missouri both stepped down on Nov. 9 following months of racial tension on campus that were caused by random students.

Mary Spellman, the dean of students at Claremont McKenna College in California resigned on Nov. 12 after protests, including a hunger strike, by students over what they deem was her “inaction in supporting marginalized students.” While these school administrators buckled quickly after some pressure from the students and national media attention, don’t expect Dr. Everett Piper to step down from his position any time soon.

Piper is the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and he is not legitimizing the perceived victimization of students that is suddenly running rampant on college campuses all over the United States. The head of the evangelical Christian university of about 1,200 students in Bartlesville, Oklahoma wrote an incendiary letter to inform “self-absorbed and narcissistic” students that his school “is not a day care. This is a university!”

The Oklahoma university president sternly warned politically correct students that his college is “not a safe place, but rather, a place to learn,” and they need to “grow up.” He even went so far as to tell those who are easily offended to get out. “Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims!…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.”

The scathing letter was written in response after a student said he felt “victimized” by an on-campus sermon about love.

Here is the entire letter in its entirety from the website of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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. 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.

I’m not making this up. 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.”

I have a message for this young man and all others who care to listen. That feeling of discomfort you have after listening to a sermon is called a conscience! An altar call is supposed to make you feel bad! It is supposed to make you feel guilty! The goal of many a good sermon is to get you to confess your sins—not coddle you in your selfishness. The primary objective of the Church and the Christian faith is your confession, not your self-actualization!

So here’s my advice:

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.

Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a “safe place”, but rather, a place to learn: to learn that life isn’t about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that’s wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that’s wrong with them. This is a place where you will quickly learn that you need to grow up!

This is not a day care. This is a university!

I think PC Principal just met his new archenemy.

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