The Pupil Authorities Affiliation (SGA), reportedly with the assistance of two workers members (Peter Hansen and Crystal Cartwright) of the Workplace of Pupil Actions, despatched out a dishonest, campus-wide e mail denouncing me and the hope-filled, fact-based, Biblically-sound presentation. Signed by pupil leaders Lauren Rowley (Pupil Physique President), Tyler Waaler (Pupil Physique Vice President) and Sammie Shields (EVP of Group Range), the letter claimed that my feedback “made many college students, workers and college of coloration really feel unheard, underrepresented and unsafe on our campus.”
After all, they don’t establish me as a “individual of coloration” (isn’t everybody a coloration?). In my emailed response to SGA and administration leaders, I reminded them that my presentation was about those that are all the time unheard, all the time underrepresented and really unsafe—the unborn.
However let this sink in. Sharing a distinct perspective (aka talking fact) made “many” really feel “unsafe”. Wheaton, are you instructing college students to worry or to assume?
Solely one of these 5 folks concerned on this letter of denouncement even attended the occasion (Sammie Shields). The presentation was 50 minutes, adopted by almost an hour of Q&A and dialogue. How was anybody “unheard” or “underrepresented”?
I requested Philip Ziesemer, the Founding father of the Wheaton School Republicans, his response to SGA’s assault.
“I’m upset by the varsity’s response as a result of I don’t consider Wheaton School needs to limit college students from participating in open dialogue…I consider free speech is threatened when somebody with a distinct standpoint is accused—in print—of constructing college students really feel ‘unsafe’ and ‘underrepresented.’ I want the varsity would have responded by encouraging college students to assume critically, talk about the message from either side, and problem themselves on the content material offered.”
Sadly, it was clear that even on an evangelical Christian campus, fact is anathema to those that deify “range”. In a presentation on what Jesse Jackson as soon as known as “black genocide”, those that desire activism over factivism selected to demonize and deform. The discuss targeted on the hypocrisy of the #BlackLivesMatter motion’s management and its introduced solidarity with the main killer within the black neighborhood—Deliberate Parenthood—the place 247 black lives are killed by the abortion large each single day. I identified a number of disturbing coverage platform positions (see www.M4BL.internet) which are, inarguably, hostile to Christianity such because the negation of fathers, the promotion of radical LGBTQ ideology, and lack of any name for racial reconciliation.
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I refuse to bow to groupthink. And that by no means goes over effectively with those that assume “range” means ideological conformity.
When you’ll be able to’t show the content material fallacious, the tactic is to make issues up. I can’t rebut each lie I’ve heard and seen posted on social media since my November 14th presentation. Some have claimed that I stated “nobody cares what the KKK believes” to “racism doesn’t exist anymore” to “girls ought to assume twice about reporting sexual assault.” After all, I by no means stated any of these issues. One of many pupil leaders (Sammie Shields) made the weird declare, with a purpose to bolster his false narrative about what I stated concerning the KKK, that “there was a lynching in Mississippi final week”. Actually? Wouldn’t there be no less than one information article on that? However it doesn’t matter. “Range”!
Victimhood is potent.
The story has now turn into the “harm” and “grieving” college students. It’s not concerning the slaughter of two,500 harmless human lives day by day on this nation by the violence of abortion. That is the harmful consequence of inserting the emotional above the Everlasting.
And all of the whereas, the Wheaton administration has chosen to be publicly silent which allows extra of the #fakenews to emerge.
The Wheaton Report tried to justify SGA’s irresponsible letter of condemnation. The varsity paper merely solid me as “controversial”. Being prolife is controversial. Being a Christian is controversial. They referenced my speech at Harvard for instance just like Wheaton—an occasion the place pro-abortion activists melted down all through the occasion as a result of they hate a pro-life worldview. That was nothing like Wheaton. Then they cited my speech at Vicksburg Excessive Faculty the place the administration revealed defamatory statements on Fb and in a school-wide e mail to college students and oldsters saying I didn’t ship the presentation that was accepted. The Wheaton Report doesn’t inform you that lower than two weeks later the varsity issued a proper apology for mendacity about all of it. They praised me for being a “dynamic motivating speaker who touched the hearts of many within the viewers.”
Do you see a sample right here at Wheaton? Some need “range” and pretend “unity” a lot they’re prepared to sacrifice the reality, irrespective of who it really hurts.
Vice President of Pupil Growth, Paul Chelsen, and Provost Margaret Diddams solely responded to our communications fifteen days after the presentation. That was solely as a result of our third e mail indicated we’d publish an article about all of it. They, then, agreed to debate this entire matter. Once we requested that one among our Board members be capable to be a part of the off-the-record dialog, they refused to speak in any respect.
The varsity administration selected to not pursue a Matthew 18 mannequin of battle decision and alloweda fellow evangelical Christian to be slandered and handled just like the enemy. They may’ve made this a strong studying alternative for your entire college.
They selected to bow to the Deity of “Range” as a substitute.