They in turn essentially told her she was incompetent to be a “multicultural” counselor and would have to under go a rigorous brainwashing… I mean, “re-education” program that entails such things as doing diversity training with an emphasis on gay and lesbian lifestyles, increase her exposure to gay and lesbians such as attending a gay day parade, and the clincher, at least according to the suit being filed against the university: Modify her Christian convictions so as to affirm homosexual perversion as being morally acceptable or be psychological tortured by having her head forcibly put into a cage with hungry rats.
I’m kidding. Just a little despotic humor there folks.
No, she risks being expelled from the program.
My conflict is between two thoughts.
Firstly, I have to confess I am righteously outraged at university officials who would act with such radical intolerance. I am sure the officials demanding these changes are of the leftist moonbat sort who rarely if ever get out of their leftist moonbat sanitariums called the American university. They tend to pride themselves as being accepting of new ideas, expressing diversity, and loving of all points of view. Much like the Athenians who spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or hear some new thing – Except of course the red state, evangelical perspective.
Their response is the rawest form of hypocrisy I have seen in a while. I have to wonder of their reaction if Jennifer was say, you know, a Muslim. Would she be forced to renounce the teaching of Allah and Mohamet? Or would she be coddled as believing alternate, but acceptable views of gays and lesbians?
Additionally, as my lovely wife noted, it is rather telling the school officials are upset at her for her convictions regarding homosexuality. She doesn’t have to face a secular extremist lobotomy because she thinks it’s okay for parents to paddle their kids, or women should strive to be homemakers above all else, or teens should practice sexual chastity until marriage.
As much as I am disgusted by the treatment of Miss Keeton, and hope her lawsuit will shake Augusta State University to its foundations, I have to agree with the university officials when they claim biblical Christianity is incompatible with their counseling program.
That is absolutely true.
Biblical Christianity has nothing in common with a counseling program set up by a group of narrow-minded, secular academic bigots who are so morally retarded that they call wicked good and good wicked. Without getting too far down this rabbit trail, having been an observer and participant in counseling for many years now, I can confidently say a good many of the personal problems for which people are counseled can easily be marked up to personal sin issues. Bitterness and selfishness being the dominant roots to many of those problems. The “counseling” taught by the secularist does very little in the long run to confront people where they need to be confronted and truly help them change.
But didn’t Miss Keeton go into this program with these things in mind? Especially in our modern society where those who practice homosexual perversion have been elevated to a protected priest class? Certainly she was expecting an eventual clash between teachers and fellow students when this subject came up in class and conversation. If not, I wonder about the advice she received from Christian friends and her church leadership when she expressed interest in pursuing this counseling program.
Certainly its a travesty a young gal is being forced to change her personal convictions because they conflict with the unyielding propaganda of a state university. Yet at the same time, why should Christians think they should receive favor from a hostile world who will always hate them and the God they serve?