An Open Letter to a Campus Preacher

Dear Campus Preacher of CSUF
You caught my attention while I was walking to class when you said ” women who shop at victoria’s secret are whores. ” I continued to listen as you said homosexuals are disgusting, women belong in the kitchen, and that women who don’t live for men are whores and they need a real man like you to lead them.
You also proclaimed to be every girl’s dream man and a man who is just like Jesus because he spends his time with the “whores”
And you certainly angered everyone in the crowd of hundreds when you said how Muslims worship a God who is both a murder and a pedophile,
Then a brave young girl had the courage to stand against you to take this opportunity to promote her volunteer group called Together Free (To get her free ) that raises money for victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, while you screamed over her and continued to call women whores. She asked for people to meet with her in the corner for more information about her group. Despite what you think, they were clapping for her, not for you.
My friends and I walked over to her and commended her on her bravery, but what we realized was though everyone supported this young girl- they stayed watching and screaming back at you. I myself found that I wanted to head back into the mob of students listening to you.
That’s when I realized our attention is focused towards what is cruel and heartless versus those who are trying to do something good. There were hundreds of people in that crowd, and I can only imagine how much of a difference we all could have made supporting the victims of sex trafficking versus yelling at you, a man who’s opinion we were never going to change.
I wanted to get that you off that stage as much as anyone else, but I think a much better use of my time would be to use that anger and put into making a difference for the things we can change. Because it’s clearly not going to be the opinions of a homophobic racist.
And dear Campus preacher, You spoke of your favorite passages in the bible that mentioned how sinner’s will be going to hell. Now allow me to share my favorite verse:
” Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
I pray you find kindness and love in this life,
Sincerely,
A former Sunday School girl.

 

 

 

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