A blog post entitled “This is not a day care. This is a university!” by Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s President Dr. Everett Piper has aroused national media attention.
In a piece posted on the OKWU website, dated November 23, 2015, Dr. Piper responded to a student’s cries of victimization after a sermon topic that made him feel “uncomfortable.”
Weeks later, the blog post has logged more than 900,000 views directly on the OKWU site. Various media outlets, such as TIME, Fox News, NBC Today Show, the New York Times, and many others, document well over a million views on their various sites.
Dr. Piper commented on the responses he has received, saying around 95 percent of them are positive.
“Whoever would have thought that it would be national news for a college president to simply say that I care more about my students’ character than I care about them feeling comfortable?”
Here are some of the media that have carried the story:
- The Fox and Friends clip on the FOX News website has received over 975,000 views.
- Glenn Beck cited the column on his personal Facebook page. To date, there have been 13,000 “likes” to Glenn’s posting.
- The same article has been picked up and reprinted by Rod Dreher in the American Conservative.
- IJReview also picked it up.
- The NBC Today show covered it.
The blog that excited all this attention begins:
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 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.
To see the rest of Dr. Piper’s post, visit the Oklahoma Wesleyan University website.