Skip to comments.Dean Faces Bad News for Banning Good News
Posted on 02/27/2012 3:57:59 AM PST by Kaslin
Dear Dean (Name Withheld):
I am writing today with some very bad news for you. It would appear that, by the end of the year, you may be removed from your position as Dean of Students at (University Name Withheld). But, first, let me share the Good News that is, if you will promise not to prosecute me for it.
I used to be an atheist. When people tried to share the Gospel with me, I would hurl profanity at them. I would even use a word that begins with f and ends with u-c-k. (Im not talking about fire-truck, by the way). The Gospel offended me, so I told people to take a hike whenever they tried to share it with me. Now that I have converted, I no longer suffer from that kind of extreme emotional insecurity. And that is Good News. Now its time for the bad news.
Recently, a student at your university tried to share the Gospel with another student at your university. That makes sense. You do work at a Christian University. But then three things happened that made little sense. I will present them in chronological order and in order from the least to most ridiculous event:
1. The student who was hearing the Gospel told the one sharing the Gospel that it was offensive. Of course, the Gospel has always been offensive. They would not have nailed Jesus to a cross if it were not. Then, the student demanded that the sharer of the Good News end the conversation. Fair enough. Maybe he was just having a bad day.
2. The next day, the still-offended student filed a speech code complaint over the Gospel sharing incident. The conduct he was engaged in, by the way, is considered sin by the Bible and diversity by the student handbook. At many Christian universities, the pages of the student handbook that deal with diversity carry more weight than the pages of the Bible that deal with sin. So the real sin is often using the word sin. And that is tantamount to banning the Gospel, which is the only means of dealing with sin in part, because it confronts sin directly. So you have a choice between the speech code and the Gospel unless, of course, you were born with the speech code gene.
3. Finally, and most ridiculously, you actually took the complaint seriously and forced the student to stop sharing the Gospel unless someone specifically asked to hear it. The incident was isolated. There was no accusation of harassment. The offending student had no intention of speaking to the offended student again. But you had to permanently ban him from initiating conversations about salvation at a so-call Christian university. The more universities speak of tolerance, the more they reek of intolerance. The paradox is that youve demonstrated that principle with your indifference to principle.
But this is the last time you are ever going to silence a student who wishes to share the Gospel. By my count I have been talking with and mentoring the offending student daily - you had approximately five meetings in which you threatened disciplinary action. At each one of these meetings you spoke. Each time you spoke, you offended the Gospel-sharing student. And, worse, now that other Christians are hearing of the incident, they are also offended and intimidated into silence. Put simply, they are now afraid to share the Gospel at your Christian university. One could say you are bullying them with the speech code. And you cant defend yourself by saying this was an isolated incident. You prosecuted the Gospel-sharer based on an isolated incident. Remember?
So I have done what I must do. I have begun by organizing a series of five counter-claims against you one for each time you spoke to the Gospel-sharing student. These five claims will come from five different students whose speech has been chilled by your conduct. They will all be delivered at once in the form of hate speech charges. In other words, you have used the speech code as a sword against others and now the sword is about to be taken from you. And it will be pointed directly toward your heart. Unless you relinquish it voluntarily you will die by it.
Let me be very specific even at risk of repeating myself: If you dont get rid of the campus speech code within the next ten weeks we are coming after your job. That is only bad news if you do not repent of your sinfully censorious ways and allow students to share the Good News. As always, your fate depends upon your courage and willingness to do the right thing. It is my fervent prayer that you will learn from the example of your student-accusers. They are showing what it means to be bold in the face of emotional weakness masquerading as intellectual diversity.
Youll be hearing from us soon,
Mike S. Adams
That’s how you get these guys.
Yet, when a lowly "Dean of Students" sez, "Don't proclaim the Gospel", the students cower in the corner, meekly comply, and then complain to another Professor. If I were Mike Adams, I'd counsel the student to start proclaiming the Gospel in the middle of the Campus Quad, and dare the Campus Police to drag him away.
So in 10 weeks we may hear what University and what Dean did this? Wake me up when some specifics are released.
It would be nice to know wouldn’t it?
“So in 10 weeks we may hear what University and what Dean did this? Wake me up when some specifics are released.”
I also think it would have made more impact if the details accompanied the story. As it stands, it seems more like one of those internet hoaxes that people reading it assume is true but is actually contrived. The anonymity interferes with what could have been a very powerful testimony.
Kick his speech bullying ass.
As I read the situation, if Mike Adams were to include details beyond what he did, he would be creating a libelous situation for himself as the situation is not yet resolved. That would be why the name of the particular university, dean, and students involved aren’t given.
Man, I’ve gotten so used to knowing about the decades-long infiltration by the left of academia, media, and church that to write it in a comment is almost a platitude now, though it’s as fiercely true as ever. But this really blows the dust off this truth.
These students have a powerful Friend.
Ya know, I've come to the conclusion that its long past time for some serious ass-kicking about some of these things.
Stop accepting their BS. Let the meek inherit whats left of the world later - Who Dares Wins!
Of course this is an illegal and unenforcable order. Since most colleges receive federal funds and this order would violate several provisions of the 1st amendment it cannot be enforced.
You may have missed the point that this letter can (and should) be applied to most any “Christian” University, with very little editing.
It’s not Adams’s university, because he works for UNC Wilmington. BTW, you couldn’t ask for better ratings on Rate My Professor, even from the students who disagree with his politics. He might want to jack up the difficulty of the classes some if the university will let him.
IT’S ABOUT TIME!!
WOW! That is gutsy! Go Mike Adams!
My question to the Dean would be if he had ever counseled a Muslim student who offended someone by his support of the prophet Mohammed. My bet would be that the Dean would be afraid to counsel a Muslim student.
Nor sure who the Archbishop (Cardinal?) is. Sure not sure who the tattooed guy is.
But I sure like this picture.
Maybe, maybe not. A lot of FReepers have probably attended colleges with ties to some church denomination whose current "gospel" tenets include only the likes of "social justice," "diversity," and "inclusiveness." [Can you spell "ELCA colleges," students?]
James Burtchaell's The Dying of the Light chronicles some of those colleges' secularization.
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