Today I took a sad walk through Gustavus Adolphus College, a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I saw a number of these posters (see picture) announcing a performance by a lesbian comedian who describes herself as "an out performer for over 33 years who is made of her life's work to change people's perception of butch, queer and LGBT… ". One of the sponsors of the event is the chaplain's office at Gustavus Adolphus.
Next I went to the Religion Department to see what was on the doors of the religion professors. I don't remember seeing any Christian symbols, but a Hindu mandala was on the wall. One professor's door had a poster stating that we should ask a person what pronoun they want us to use for them, since this is a way of honoring a person's chosen gender identity.
Lastly I went to the large, beautiful chapel at Gustavus and upon entering saw a large banner with rainbow colors stating "However you are, you are welcome here."
I got to thinking: Would they welcome someone like me? I struggle with same-sex attraction but say "No" to that behavior because I believe it is a sin. I have never seen a poster up at Gustavus even hinting at the traditional, Biblical view of sexuality. I wonder how long a poster would stay up that says something like "We believe homosexual behavior is contrary to God's Word." I wonder if the administration or the chaplain's office would allow it to go up in the first place, or if it would be considered hate speech.
And if you want to get a real eyeful, go to YouTube and type in "Gustavus Adolphus Freshman Orientation" and you will see two vile sex skits to which freshman were subjected to get them to embrace all kinds of "sexualities".
So before you spend multiple thousands to send your child to Gustavus or St. Olaf or Augsburg or Wartburg or Luther or Concordia Moorhead colleges thinking they are Christian schools, take a careful look. You may be grieved at what you find.
In Jesus our Savior,
Pastor Tom Brock
An update on the lesbian comedian at Gustavus Adolphus…
I had never heard of Lea DeLaria before, so I went to YouTube and listened to a snippet of her comedy routine. The profanity was troubling. Then I noticed, her performance will take place inside the large Christ Chapel at Gustavus. I wonder what the founders of this Lutheran college would think of such a performance at Christ Chapel.
Pastor Tom Brock