Can We Get a Reset Button Over Here?
Classic moment in one of my classrooms yesterday. The professor was explaining the practices of the Essenes at Qumran and how they did not marry. Somehow he thought this a fine moment to segue into a not so short sermonette on Christians becoming unequally yoked with unbelievers. And then from there–for some reason yet to be determined–he felt that would be a good jumping off point for giving some advice to all the Christian ladies in the house. Exact quote that forcefully ended the diatribe:
“I’m telling you single girls right now if you get involved with a married man, in the end, you’ll just get screwed.”
Errrr. I says pardon? Really? I kid you not he said this quite loudly, paused for about five seconds, and then just moved on to the next subject. I sat in shock for about ten seconds looking around the room to make sure I just heard what I just heard, and then attempted to not giggle like a schoolgirl for several minutes while trying to follow the rest of the lecture.
“I’m telling you single girls right now if you get involved with a married man, in the end, you’ll just get screwed.” Wow. I’m guessing if this statement was in a paper, or book submission he would be asked most strenuously to re-word it in a less ambiguous and offensive manner.