Following Donald Trump’s speech at Liberty University and subsequent endorsement by the school’s President, Jerry Falwell; Dr. Everett Piper, the President of Oklahoma Wesleyan answered the question of whether Donald Trump would be invited to speak at his University.
Last November Dr. Piper received widespread national attention after penning an open letter on Oklahoma Wesleyan’s official blog: “This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!” He wrote this after he was approached by a student who felt “victimized” during a university chapel service. His letter included: “Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a “safe place”, but rather, a place to learn: to learn that life isn’t about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that’s wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that’s wrong with them. This is a place where you will quickly learn that you need to grow up.”
Below you can see him discussing his post on Fox and Friends.
Last month Dr. Piper again took to Oklahoma Wesleyan’s official blog in a column titled “Trumping Morality” writing
Anyone who is pro-abortion is not on my side. Anyone who calls women “pigs,” “ugly,” “fat” and “pieces of a–” is not on my side. Anyone who mocks the handicapped is not on my side. Anyone who has argued the merits of a government takeover of banks, student loans, the auto industry and healthcare is not on my side. Anyone who has been on the cover of Playboy and proud of it, who brags of his sexual history with multiple women and who owns strip clubs in his casinos is not on my side. Anyone who believes the government can wrest control of the definition of marriage from the church is not on my side. Anyone who ignores the separation of powers and boasts of making the executive branch even more imperial is not on my side.
I refuse to let my desire to win “trump” my moral compass. I will not sell my soul or my university’s to a political process that values victory more than virtue.
No, Donald Trump will not be speaking at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
My suggestion to anyone is that before they cast any vote, be it for President or for any other office, that you consider your core beliefs, be it your Faith, pro-life, or a strict Constitutionalist consider whether that person has shown a history of following those values. Please try to take a moment and not respond to immediate emotions.
As Abraham Lincoln said:
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.