We really need to start a series called, “Are ELCA colleges Christian?” I say that because it seems to me, more and more, worldly values and morals are taking precedent within ELCA colleges.
St. Olaf College is affiliated with the ELCA. On St. Olaf's official website we learn of an event called the “Wellness Olympics” and are told this, “Back by popular demand, the Wellness Center is hosting a team-based competition that tests students’ knowledge of sexual health, reproductive anatomy, and STI statistics. It all culminates in an intense relay race to properly put on a condom while wearing ‘beer goggles.’ Come and bring your friends!” (see here)
On St. Olaf College Wellness Center’s Facebook page we are told of this event, but they call it “Condom Olympics!” The Wellness Center apparently invited 399 Facebook members, who in all likelihood are St. Olaf College students with Facebook accounts, to this “Condom Olympics.” Twenty seven people responded saying they were “Going” to the event and 32 people said they “maybe” going. (see here)
St. Olaf’s Student Government Association’s website announced the event this way, “An interactive competition with the purpose of social norming and learning all about condoms. Ahhhhh yeeeah.” (see here - probably wont be on their webpage for long)
Here is one person’s rude comments about the event - http://locallygrownnorthfield.org/post/25173/
So lets get this straight, an event held at St. Olaf College teaches students how to put on condoms while intoxicated, which is what “beer goggles” are to simulate.
People who support St. Olaf College need to know about this.
3/23/2012 09:26:28 am
I'm in favor of providing people with information that might help them to avoid sinful and/or dangerous behaviors.
5/31/2012 03:50:43 pm
Having just completed a year serving as Junior Counselor in a first year dorm at St. Olaf and being grateful for the Wellness Center's resources programming, I think its important to remind everyone what the St. Olaf Wellness Center actually does before condemning them.
5/20/2015 03:21:17 am
When I was a student at St. Olaf in the mid-1980s we had a pro-condoms-on-campus demonstration. Good to hear the situation has improved since then.
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