Getting it wrong: Signs to students at DePauw University reading, “YOU DESERVE HELL!”
Getting it right: “Judge not, lest you be judged.”
Buzzfeed.com reported that a group of young Christians representing The Campus Ministry USA arrived at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN carrying signs protesting college students committing sins. The protesters shouted at female students that they were whores, asking them if they had STDs, judging the students as porno freaks, feminists, excessive partiers, and accusing them of unholy behavior. The signs read, “YOU DERSERVE HELL” and “HELL AWAITS YOU.” Twenty-year-old protester Kristen Brochert from Lafayette, IN stated, “I’m here to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
DePauw Student Body President Craig Carter reacted swiftly and took a stand against the protesters. Christian students reacted by countering the protesters that this is not what Jesus taught. Non-believers denounced religion saying this is what Christianity is all about: judging others, divisiveness, and hate.
Christopher Wells, the Vice President of Student Life Ministry on the campus, said, “It’s uplifting to me how many people reacted with love. It’s easy to respond with hate but that’s what they want.”
Jesus said, “Judge not least you be judged or you will treated as you treat others.” Matthew 7:1
Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you.” John 13:34