The Shock of a College Freshman
I have a friend whose daughter is a freshman at LSU.Â Though she was raised in Louisiana, they currently reside in another state.Â But her dream was to go to LSU because she is a Louisiana girl. She has all the excitement of an eighteen-year-old looking forward to the next phase of her life.Â Her parents are proud that she is growing up and is taking such a big step in life.Â But like all good parents, they worry about their daughter.
When she enrolled, she filled out papers telling about herself with the hopes of getting a roommate she can reasonably live with.Â She is a committed Christian.Â Her father has served as the pastor of several churches in Louisiana.Â So, the powers that be decided that she needed to have her horizons expanded and placed her in a room with a militant lesbian.
This is not a theoretical lesbian, this is real life.Â My friendâ€™s daughter has thrown up because her roommate brought home another lesbian lover and they had sex in front of her.Â And when they are not having sex, she and her friends are watching lesbians programming on TV.Â Can you imagine going from a loving Christian home into this nightmare?Â What a way to spend your first semester away from home!
Of course her parents are upset.Â And so far nothing has been done about it.Â Â This is my tax money being used to promote homosexuality.Â Not only am I a resident of the state, my federal tax money also goes to LSU.Â Whatever oneâ€™s position might be in regard to homosexuality, no one should be forced into this kind of situation.
This event is just a small insight into the fact that our universities are often manned by people who do not share the values of the tax payers.Â Yes I know that the university is supposed to be a place where ideas are explored and tested.Â But there is a difference between testing ideas and indoctrinating students with amoral, immoral or alternate morals that violates the integrity of the student.Â Education is not about tearing down the morality of the student, it is about teaching knowledge and wisdom.Â What we are learning is that we cannot trust our educational institutions.Â And if you do not know, parents are cut out of the process.Â The college student is an adult.Â Though you may pay the bill, you have no right to know their grades, their mental or physical health or anything else that a parent may need to know.Â Thus, there are lots of indecent things being forced on our children and you will never know about it and you could do nothing about it if you did.
It is extremely important that parents make sure they have taught their children well before they go off to the university.Â Parents must model morality before their children and they must come to understand that the only institution that will help them to teach their children morality is their church.Â Parents who allow athletics and other activities to interfere with church attendance are simply setting their children up for failure.Â The time from birth to 18 is short.Â When a child gets into trouble or is morally challenged, they will fall back on what you as parents teach your child by word and by deed.Â It will not be your words but your actions.Â You can tell your children all you want that church is important but if you donâ€™t get up and go, they will not either.Â If you do not live a moral and ethical life, they will not either.Â Â If that does not scare you, it should.Â The only well they have from which to draw their moral strength is what you as fathers and mothers have given to your child and you only get one chance at it.Â You will make it a shallow or a deep well, it is determined by your own life lived before them.
I hope my friend gets this worked out soon.Â I am sorry that such a thing could happen in Louisiana.Â He has every right to be mad.Â And the public, who foot the bill, should be aware of the lack of standards in our universities.Â But we should not be surprised, it simply reflects the complete moral collapse that has taken place in our nation.Â Donâ€™t be surprised to hear more stories like this.