Sex and God at Yale

In the January 2013 issue of Imprimis, there is an adaptation of a speech delivered by Nathan Harden, who wrote a book, Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad. I had heard about Yale’s sex week, which other universities have begun to copy; however, Harden provides insight into what is really happening at these events and inside this prestigious school. It is quite disturbing and further proof that our culture is being overrun by demonic forces.

In the speech, Harden mentions William F. Buckley, Jr., who wrote the book, God & Man at Yale. Even back in 1951, as Harden states, Buckley had “encountered a teaching and a culture that were hostile to religious faith and that promoted collectivism over free market individualism. Rather than functioning as an open forum for ideas, his book argued, Yale was waging open war upon the faith and principles of its alumni and parents.”

In his book, Buckley made this interesting statement:

I myself believe that the duel between Christianity and atheism is the most important in the world. I further believe that the struggle between individualism and collectivism is the same struggle reproduced on another level.

Things at Yale have not improved. Harden states, “My book…shows that Yale’s liberals are still actively working to refashion American politics and culture.” Most people do no realize how much influence universities have on our culture. As Harden states, “Yale has educated three of the last four presidents, and two of the last three justices appointed to the Supreme Court.” The goal of most universities is not to educate, but to transform American culture to suit their vision. Unfortunately, their vision is not at all like that of America’s founding fathers, nor like the one held by most Americans.

Harden further states:

While the Yale of Buckley’s book marginalized or undermined religious faith in the classroom, my book tells of a classmate who was given approval to create an art object out of what she claimed was blood and tissue from self-induced abortions.

He says about “Sex Week”:

There is clearly a radical sexual agenda at work at Yale today. Professors and administrators who came of age during the sexual revolution are busily indoctrinating students into a culture of promiscuity. In fact, Yale pioneered the hosting of a campus “Sex Week” – a festival of sleaze, porn, and debauchery, dressed up as sex education. I encountered this tawdry tradition as an undergrad, and my book documents the events of Sex Week, including the screening in classrooms of hard-core pornography and the giving of permission to sex toy manufacturers and porn production companies to market their products to students.

Even in the classroom:

A porn film showing a woman bound and beaten was screened in the context of “instruction” on how students might engage in relationships of their own.

Harden states that Yale defends all this “in the name of ‘academic freedom.'”

The fact that Yale as an institution no longer understands the substantive meaning of academic freedom–which requires the ability to distinguish art from pornography, not to mention right from wrong–is a sign of its enslavement to the ideology of moral relativism, which denies any objective truth (except, of course, for the truth that there is no truth).

Harden also mentions Yale’s admission of a Taliban diplomat to its school. He states:

Sitting for my final exam in International Relations, I found myself next to [Sayed Rahmatulla] Hashemi, whose comrades were fighting and killing my fellow citizens in the mountains of Afghanistan at that very moment. The fact that the Taliban openly executes homosexuals and infidels, and denies girls and women the right to go to school, gave no pause to the same Yale administrators who pride themselves on their commitment to gay rights, feminism, and academic freedom. In an interview, Hashemi boasted to the New York Times, “I could have ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Instead, I ended up at Yale.”


It’s hard to overlook the paradox: By enrolling Hashemi in the name of diversity, Yale abandoned the principle of human rights–the very principle that allows diverse individuals, including those of different faiths, to coexist peacefully.

Yale is not alone in what it is doing.

Unfortunately, what’s happening at Yale is indicative of what is occurring at colleges and universities across the country…Nor would it suffice to demand an end to Sex Weeks on America’s college campuses. Those events are, after all, only symptoms of a deeper emptiness in modern academia. Our universities have lost touch with the purpose of liberal arts education, the pursuit of truth.


Here in the U.S., we take our liberty far to much for granted. To the extent that Yale and schools like it succeed in producing leaders who subscribe to the ideology of moral relativism–and who thus see no moral distinction between America and its enemies–we will likely be disabused of this false sense of security all too soon.

We have to remember that “experts” in every field, individuals who write news stories and commentaries, politicians, just about everyone who influences our culture, they are all educated in the university system. In other words, we are all being indoctrinated by the lies and filth that are being excreted from these academic institutions.

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