I ran into this article on the American Family Associations website: Colleges turn left, students think that’s right. The summary of the article is that Colleges and Universities are leftist indoctrination camps.
Several parts of the article are quite funny. Check out the quote below and think for a second about the implications. If this is what counts as indoctrination, what does that say about the values of the people writing it?
“Methods of indoctrination are likely to include not only required courses, but also freshman orientation, speech codes, mandatory diversity training, dormitory policies, guidelines for registered student organizations and mental health counseling,”
Ok, so apparently diversity training is not acceptable. “Politically correct” speech codes are not acceptable. And, scariest of all, reaching out to help keep your mental health is not acceptable. This is building a very scary picture of the typical AFA reader. Racial slurs, discrimination and mental instability build a very values-oriented person, apparently.
Further, they’re misrepresenting data to make things seem more extreme in an effort to get people excited about it. They imply that students are leaving Christianity but looking at their data the only thing they show is “% of students who no longer claim to be a born-again Christian.” Maybe they’re simply converting to a less fundamentalist and extremist sect? I guess that’s just as bad for these people.