University President Criticizes Safe Spaces: ‘This Is Not A Day Care’

AP

The President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, a Christian institution, criticized safe spaces on his blog last week and wrote that his university was “not a day care.”

The President, Dr. Everett Piper, began his post off by describing a situation in which a student approached him and said he was “victimized” by a sermon.

Piper critiqued the student and wrote that “our culture” has made “kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic.”

Piper continued, writing that students could attend school elsewhere if they didn’t like the campus atmosphere.

“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,” Piper wrote. “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,” Piper continued. “This is a university!”

Piper has hosted Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his campus so far this campaign season.

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