Students across the country are proclaiming themselves as victims anytime that their feelings are hurt or they hear someone say things that they may disagree with. The students have demanded a “safe space” away from free speech and reality.
This new wave of self-victimization started at the University of Missouri and has spread to many college campuses across the country. The President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University made it clear that he will not tolerate the students complaining and whining on his campus
According to the Blaze, OKWU president Everett Piper wrote an open letter to all current and future students. In the letter he describes an incident where a student found offense to a particular bible verse during the University’s chapel service. “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,” The letter said, “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.”
The ridiculous notion that students want to be censored from anything that they might disagree with or might make them look inward was the last straw for Piper. “This is not a daycare!” Piper wrote, “This is a university.”
In the letter, Piper described the cancerous culture that has descended upon college campuses nationwide. “Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are victims! Anyone who dares challenge them and, this, makes them ‘feel bad’ about themselves, is a ‘hater’, a ‘bigot’, an ‘oppressor’, and a ‘victimizer.’”
Piper pulled no punches in defending free speech on his campus. He made it clear that if you want to be offended and want to be a victim, there are plenty of other schools that will accommodate you. “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 that will give you exactly what you want, but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.”