Over the course of the last year we have seen college campuses transform from places of higher learning to safe spaces void of rational thought, and now we are seeing the consequences.
While many universities are offering programs on “white privilege”, the University of Houston feels as though there is an even bigger problem going unchecked: spiritual privilege.
The university’s program, “Ending Religious Trauma”, blames Christians for causing trauma within the LGBT community. The school says that Christianity is to blame for the high rates of LGBT suicide, as well as drug and alcohol abuse (totally avoiding any mental health conversation on the issue).
Surely it’s only a matter of time until other colleges follow suit. In an effort to promote diversity, schools are continuing to divide their students, singling out those who aren’t for “their cause.”
Various studies say that nearly 30% of the LGBT community have attempted suicide at one point in their lives. While schools like the University of Houston would like to think “oppression” is the cause of this problem, it’s really just a scapegoat.
If oppression were solely to blame for self-destructive behavior, as liberals like to believe, why aren’t other groups experiencing these same issues? Are others simply stronger, or is there more at play?
At some point, the left will have to come to terms with the correlation between mental health and the LGBT community, but until then they will blame others for the way they feel.
Christian Students, Stand Firm
Now, more than ever, Christian students have to show their true colors (no pun intended). The left is constantly attacking the Church, and many times it’s for good reason. However, as members of the Church, we owe it to the Lord to be the best representations of Him, no matter what.
The Bible doesn’t say that the Christian walk is an easy one, but it’s full of life. Instead of striving to be right, or be heard, we must make being Christlike our highest objective. We want to be angry, certainly, but anger gets us nowhere. Instead, we have to love to the best of our abilities, in spite of any opposition.
Now, more than ever, the Church has to show the world what love looks like. We could get mad, and protest on college campuses, or we could rise above that, and go out of our way to make the world a kinder place.