I had complained about three weeks ago to Gustavus' President about the upcoming event and the obscene language in Lea DeLaria's comedy routine (you can google it on Youtube, it is vile). I especially complained that it would take place in the large Christ Chapel. Today, the day after the event, the President wrote me saying it is customary for secular events to be held in Christ Chapel. One of the sponsors of the event was Gustavus' chaplain's office.
After the event, the comedian tweeted this:
Thank you Gustavus Adolphus College for the fab time. I f___ing Heavy black heart️ speaking to Universities.
One student tweeted her: "You are f___ing awesome!!! My favorite line of the night 'it would be great to do acid in here'".
"In here" is a reference to Christ Chapel.
Below is the email I just sent to Gustavus Adolphus' President. Would they allow someone to speak at Gustavus who holds a traditional, Biblical view on homosexuality? You will read below that a Christian band tried to do that a few years and Gustavus shut down the concert and apologized for the "hate speech."
Please pray for Gustavus. I highly recommend you don't send your children there.
In Jesus our Savior,
Pastor Tom Brock
Thank you, President Bergman, for your reply.
It still grieves me that a college of the Church would allow this kind of profanity to begin with, but to put it in Christ Chapel is especially grievous.
I am a person who has struggled with same-sex attraction most of my life, but for the sake of Christ and my eternal soul (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) I abstain from this behavior. I wonder if Gustavus would allow someone with my point of you to be given such a large audience. I was told that by a Gustavus student that some years ago a Christian rock band member at a concert on the Gustavus mall shared how Jesus saved him from homosexual behavior and the concert was stopped by the college and the college apologized for the "hate speech". I can't help but wonder if Gustavus would even allow a diverse viewpoint on this issue.
Again, thanks for responding, it is not what I would've hoped for but I appreciate your time.
In Jesus the Savior,
Pastor Tom Brock
PS. If you want to read my story on this issue, you can go to Pastorsstudy.org.