There is much digital dots being produced concerning what the school should do about having him. First of all, I feel bad for the leadership at the school. This is a no win situation. It would not have been an issue without it becoming a issue. What is sad, if he did these terrible acts, he did them, and it would be sad for the school to have him on the program. If he did not, I love the guy, and he is super funny, and it would be a treat to hear him speak. All of this is coming at terrible timing for the school. There are people arguing on the left and right of this. One side is he should be kicked off of the program, and the other side is that we do not know so why should be treat a man as guilty without it being proven.
With all of the debate circulating around this issue, I think we should think through a few things. First, why do you attend this event in the first place. Well, to support the school. I would not be going to just hear the speaker, it is not so much about the speaker, but about the students that need scholarships. Whatever choice the school makes, I support it. It is their call, and at the end of the day, I want to support the school. This is my first priority.
I know there are counterarguments about this point. How can you support something that is wrong. Well, this might make you mad, but I do every day. I own a Ipad, but I do not believe the CEO is correct in his lifestyle, I drink Pepsi some, but I am not a Mormon, I go to Walmart, but mostly Target, and there is beer sales there, and I am opposed to drinking. I drink Starbucks, a little too often. Yes, these are not Christianity Universities, and yes, Christian Universities are held at a higher standard, but at the end of the day, I need to look at the final goal. I want a coffee, I want to check the internet, I want to support young men and women who want to go to a Christian University. This is my goal with FHU. I want to support them. It does not mean I agree always, but it does mean I agree with the stated goal of the University, and that is to train young people for service to the Lord.
If Cosby was proven guilty, by all means, do not have him, and by all means the school would never have him. But this is a hard situation, do we treat a man who had not been found guilty guilty, how much grace do you show, how firm of a stand should you take, these are all hard questions, but at the end of the day, whatever FHU wants to do, that is good with me, but it is not about Cosby, it is about supporting the school, and this is something I agree with.