A few years ago, Gustavus Adolphus College, a church-related school of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, became infamous when a student secretly videotaped the vile sex skits to which Freshmen were subjected to help them become open to various “sexualities” (google “Gustavus Adolphus Freshman orientation” on Youtube and you will get some very upsetting skits). I was told Gustavus lost a huge donation over the issue.
I was having an Easter meal today with a student attending Gustavus who said he is involved with the upcoming Spring play. I asked what the play was. He looked down “I don’t want to tell you.” I asked again and again he refused. So I googled it. This past Fall Gustavus put on “Angels in America, A Gay Fantasia…” But here is what is happening this Spring (from the Gustavus website):
“In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play”. “In the Next Room is a true novelty: a sex comedy designed not for sniggering teenage boys — or grown men who wish they were still sniggering teenage boys — but for adults with open hearts and minds." The New York Times
According to Wikipedia, the play is about how sexually frustrated women learn to achieve orgasm.
A few years ago, a Buddhist service was held at the large, beautiful Christ Chapel at Gustavus during which an offering to Buddha was placed on the Christian altar. Also a few years ago a Christian band, which had been approved, was performing an open air concert for the students. When one of the band members gave his testimony on how God saved him out of homosexual behavior, the school stopped the concert and apology was made for the “hate speech.”
If you are thinking of sending your student to Gustavus, please think again. And if you are thinking of donating money, please find a good Christian mission instead.
Nevertheless, He is risen! We celebrate today that Jesus is alive and well and will have final say over all the evil that people perpetuate in His name.
Pastor Tom Brock