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Everett Piper

Everett Piper

Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery). He can be reached at epiper@dreverettpiper.com.

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Articles by Everett Piper

Illustration on tolerance for sexual perversion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why sexual immorality should be repudiated rather than debated

As a college president, I'd argue there are some things that should be confronted, some that should be confessed and some about which we can have a conversation. As a teacher, it is my goal to produce students who are able to distinguish between these three categories. Published March 4, 2018

Illustration on OKWU court victory over the Obama Administration's Department of Education by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Oklahoma Wesleyan University spurned the Obama administration’s ‘guidance letter’ on sexual misc

In 2011, every college and university in the United States received a "guidance letter" from the Obama administration's Department of Education declaring that all colleges and universities across the land, from Brown to Berkeley, were required to immediately amend their policies and procedures for responding to any claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault on their respective campuses. Published February 25, 2018

Logical Progression of a Gun Ban Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

More laws do not a moral people make

This past Valentine's Day, Nikolas Cruz entered a classroom in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and proceeded to murder 17 people and wound 15 others. Before any meaningful criminal investigation could even begin, our nation's cultural elites rushed to their respective podiums, finding fault and casting aspersions. Scoring political points is the name of the game. Removing personal rights embedded in our Constitution and replacing them with more laws and less freedom seems to be the only way they know to keep score. Published February 18, 2018

File - In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 file photo, students study in a library on the campus of California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. California State University is considering raising tuition in 2018-19 for the second straight year, a move trustees say would be a last resort if the state does not chip in more funding for the country's largest university system. The Board of Trustees said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, that Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed state budget, released earlier this month, allocates a fraction of what the system's 23 campuses need to maintain their quality of education at a time of record-high enrollment. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

How integrity unifies the human race and identity politics divides it

C.S. Lewis told us in "God in the Dock": "Put first things first and second things are thrown in. Put second things first and you lose both first and second things." In his publication titled First Things, Richard John Neuhaus warned, "One must never underestimate the profound bigotry and anti-intellectualism [of second things]." Published February 11, 2018

Illustration on the divine path by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Walking in God’s image

As the president of one of the dozens of universities in the United States that carry the "Wesleyan" name I have often been asked: "What's a Wesleyan?" Likewise, hardly a day goes by where I am not asked what seems to be one of the most seminal questions of our time: How should the church respond to our society's tsunamic shift toward the celebration and acceptance of the broader LGBTQ agenda? Published January 28, 2018

In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, Collinsville High School Latin teacher James Stark speaks to students in his classroom in Collinsville, Ill. Stark views his students' well being as his top priority. Teaching Latin is somewhere down the list. Stark has been a teacher for three years. At 24 years old, he was named the 2017 Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Classical Conference. His students say they think of Room 225, the Latin classroom, as a sanctuary. (Derik Holtmann /Belleville News-Democrat, via AP)

Oklahoma teacher’s union calls for boycott of Christian college students

The Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs reports that a collective bargaining group representing public schools in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is calling for a boycott of student teachers from the local Christian university. The reason for the proposed shunning? Oklahoma Wesleyan University's president (yours truly) dared to suggest that the bad ideas presently being taught in our nation's schools might, at least in part, be responsible for the bad behavior we are seeing in our national news. Published January 14, 2018

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad. The social media giant whose platform has become a daily addiction for hundreds of millions of people sheds light on both sides of the issue a blog post Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

A dialogue with someone on Facebook with opposing views

Piper: It's not about gay or straight, it's about the definition of what it means to be human. Even Gore Vidal said, "there is no more such a thing as a homosexual person than there is a heterosexual person, these are behavioral adjectives." We are not defined by our desires. It's about our behavior. It's not about our being. Published January 7, 2018

Teachers: Don’t buckle to ‘snowflakes’

In C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," Susan, upon hearing of the great lion from across the Eastern Sea, asks whether Aslan is "safe." Mr. Beaver responds: "Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good.' " Published December 31, 2017

A Christian worshipper attends the Christmas mass at the Saint Joseph Chaldean-Assyrian Catholic church, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. Iranian Christians are a minority and recognized by the constitution in the Muslim country and are represented in the parliament. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

How Christmas changed the world

Christmas Day has come and gone and once again, the headlines of the holy-day season have been awash with stories of the secular intolerance of Christ's mass. Published December 25, 2017

Illustration on the hopes generated by Christmas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Christmas brings hope even in grim news cycle

In C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," there is a scene where we find the children standing fearful and confused in a land that is frozen and nearly lifeless. A lamppost stands somberly in a windless forest that is blanketed with snow and the few creatures the children do encounter are frightened and paranoid. Published December 17, 2017

Wasted College Education Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why children should not be in schools that teach pabulum

Since the release my book, "Not A Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth," I have been asked over and over again by the likes of everyone from Pat Robertson and Adam Carolla to Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager, Dana Perino and Jim Dobson: "Okay, Dr. Piper, you've identified the problem in our colleges and universities, now what's the solution? Published December 3, 2017

In this July 12, 2017 photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. The normally sleepy Senate Ethics Committee hasn't had a major case since 2011, but it could be deciding next year on the fate of three senators _ including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

‘Consent’ abolishes responsibility of men to behave like gentlemen

Question: If the woman in the photo of Al Franken (where he's groping her while she sleeps) would have given "consent," then would this be right and good? If morality is really nothing more than mutual "consent" and Sen. Franken could prove that she said this was okay to do while she lay sleeping, he would have nothing — absolutely nothing — to be "ashamed" of. Right? Published November 19, 2017

This July, 2017 photo provided by the ACLU of Oregon shows transgender inmate Michalle Wright at the Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem, Ore. The Oregon Department of Corrections has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of Wright, who says she was denied medical care. (Mat Dos Santos/ACLU of Oregon via AP)

Gender-neutral society isn’t real

I was recently criticized by Right Wing Watch (an organization that defines itself as a "project of People for the American Way") for supporting Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council's "record on issues including gender identity." Published October 24, 2017

POWER OF PRAYER: A prayer for the forgiveness of our nation

Forgive us for what we have taught our children: that evil is good and good is evil; that darkness is light and light is darkness; that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. Forgive us for teaching them that left is right and right is wrong, that true is false and falsehood is true. Published December 30, 2015