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Everett Piper

Everett Piper

Everett Piper, former president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, is a columnist for The Washington Times and author of “Not A Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery 2017).


Articles by Everett Piper

Illustration on the new fascism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Defining freedom and fascism

At the risk of coming across as slightly pedantic, I'd like to offer a bit of a lesson as we enter into the last days of June and, thereby, prepare for the upcoming celebration of our nation's birth. Published June 16, 2019

A police officer watches the crowd at the conclusion of the Capitol Pride Parade at Dupont Circle in Washington, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In praise of humble pie

On June 1, 2019, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, tweeted a reminder to Catholics in his diocese that they should not support this month's "Pride Month." "These events," said the bishop, "promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals and especially harmful to children." Published June 9, 2019

Illustration on Al Gore by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why does Al Gore keep denying science?

This past Wednesday, May 29, former Vice President Al Gore spoke to the graduating seniors at Harvard University. A summary of his talk? There is an "assault on science" that threatens "the capacity of the human species to endure" on planet Earth. Published June 2, 2019

A national commencement address

I am passionate about teaching. I adore learning. I love the academy and all the ideals that reside within the four walls of the ivy tower. I have given more than 30 years of my professional life to this enterprise. Published May 19, 2019

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a rally, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

'Hail Big Bro! Vote for Uncle Joe!'

Jonah Goldberg's recent piece, titled "Who Cares About National Unity?" (April 26, 2019, National Review) is the required reading of the week. In fact, dare I suggest, it should be a required reading of the year. Or at least required of every registered voter in the United States before he is allowed to cast his ballot in the next election. This truly is the kind of stuff that every adult who fancies himself a remotely informed voter must read, consider, digest and take to heart if we have any hope of continuing to be a free nation and a free people. Published May 5, 2019

Illustration on pick and choose Christianity by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'My name is Everett Piper and I'm running for president of the United States'

In the April 23, 2019, edition of the NPR Update, Tom Gjelten posted a column he titled "How Would Jesus Vote?" In that column, Mr. Gjelten presents the South Bend, Indiana mayor, Pete Buttigieg, as a new kind of "Christian" politician a "married" homosexual who favors the eisegesis of inclusion, acceptance and tolerance rather than the exegesis of doctrine, dogma and clear definitions. Published April 28, 2019

Illustration on spiritual transformation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A story as old as time

Trans-gendered. Trans-abled. Trans-species. Trans-identity. It is hard to spend more than five minutes reading the daily news without being bombarded by stories about those who tell us of "transitioning" — stories of what has come to be called the "trans-community." Published April 21, 2019

Illustration on the controversy over the nature of homosexuality by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Pete Buttigieg doesn't get to make up his own Christianity

South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presumptive 2020 presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, recently took to the national stage to attack Vice President Mike Pence and, by association, tens of millions of America's orthodox Christians. Published April 14, 2019

Illustration on the infantilization of American culture by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Progressive tolerance and millennial love

It is time we face the facts. My industry — our country's educational establishment — has produced a nation of intellectual infants who are incapable of crawling out of their emotional cribs. Published April 7, 2019

Illustration on societal hostility toward Christians by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Punishing Christians

If there was any remaining doubt, this past week's news puts it to rest. Christians are now being punished in America. Published March 31, 2019

Illustration on closing of the mind on campus by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Shut up and get in the back of the bus'

Another week in the news, and our nation's colleges and universities have proven once again they have completely lost their minds — and their souls. Published March 10, 2019

Illustration on the party of "NO" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Party of No

Another week in the news, and it is now irrefutable. The Democratic Party has officially lost its mind. The "progressive" left is truly mad. Published March 3, 2019

The consequences of a good idea

All writers can be guilty of playing a one-string banjo. We all have an ax to grind, a singular message, a stump speech. Published February 24, 2019

Illustration on self-promoting politicians by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

No longer the champion of the average man

If you had any doubt, you can clearly set it aside. It's now set in stone. The Democratic Party has officially become the anti-Constitution, anti-child, anti-capitalism, anti-Semitic, anti-black, anti-Hispanic, anti-Asian, anti-woman and anti-Christian party of American politics. Published February 10, 2019

Illustration on confusion in the pulpit by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Questions for 'progressive' preachers

After spending some time highlighting my limited knowledge of social psychology as well as my ignorance of cognitive and moral development theories, he proceeded to chastise me for what he termed my "confirmation bias." Published February 3, 2019

Illustration on ironies arising from gay intolerance by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When commerce and values compete

Last week, I received an email from a company in Massachusetts, informing me they refused to do business with my university. Published January 27, 2019

Illustration on the Constitution and religious education by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'How could this happen in America?'

This past week, Lois Romano, editor of The Washington Post Live and senior writer for Politico, tweeted "How can this happen in America in 2019?" Published January 20, 2019

Illustration on true liberalism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Honoring the integrity of words

At the risk of coming across as "captain obvious" I'd like to suggest that if there is one single thing the present culture war between liberals and conservatives proves it's this: Words mean something. Published January 13, 2019