Published November 30, 2015 by Allison Harris (NewsOn6)
BARTLESVILLE, OK – An Oklahoma university president is telling students to “grow up,” and his message is spreading across the country. He said it’s because people are tired of political correctness.
It was a sermon on love, at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, that caused a student to speak up, saying he or she felt victimized, guilty for not showing love.
The university’s president, Everett Piper, responded, and it’s since gone viral.
“We literally have taught this generation of young people to be self-absorbed,” Piper said.
In his blog post, the Oklahoma Wesleyan University president tells students to “grow up,” saying, “This is not a daycare. This is a university!”
“I think our generation is more focused on themselves than about thinking of other people,” said OKWU freshman, Antonio Lares.
Piper said, “If you want to be coddled, rather than confronted, this is the wrong place. We’re not going to coddle you in your selfishness.”
He wrote the post after a student complained he felt offended by a sermon on 1 Corinthians 13, writing, “Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them ‘feel bad’ about themselves, is a ‘hater,’ a ‘bigot,’ an ‘oppressor.'”
His harsh words aren’t for students, but academics.
Piper said universities are to blame for teaching victimization, telling students the problem is someone else’s – the 1 percent or the 99 percent.
“That’s what’s wrong with our country. It’s your fault. And there’s no inclination, or, at least little inclination, to focus on yourself,” he said.Follow @FortySixNews