COMMENTARY: University president rebukes 'self-absorbed, narcissistic' students

by Todd Starnes / Fox News , Guest Columnist |

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (Christian Examiner) — A chapel sermon on love left a student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University feeling "offended" and "victimized."

But instead of capitulating to the offended young scholar, OWU President Everett Piper pushed back with a blistering rebuke of what he called "self-absorbed and narcissistic" students.

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"This is not a day care. This is a university," he wrote in a blog that has since gone viral.

Back home in Tennessee, we call that a "Come to Jesus" moment.

"Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic," he wrote. "Any time their feelings are hurt, they are victims! Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them 'feel bad' about themselves, is a 'hater,' a 'bigot,' an 'oppressor,' and a 'victimizer.'"

Oh behalf of a grateful nation, I say, thank you, Dr. Piper.


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