Letter to the Editor: Find Out for Yourself What College Students Are Learning


I recently retired from Centralia College as a tenured professor of criminal justice on March 18 at age 63. I was privileged to instruct three generations of students over 22 years of unblemished academic service. I did not plan to retire early. Until recently, I had planned on teaching several more years. However, I found myself morally and ethically compelled to sever ties with Centralia College when I realized a clear majority of current administrators, faculty and staff now embrace and promote Marxism, critical race theory, transgenderism and atheism to students as young as age 16. Even more troubling is the fact these young and impressionable students are being indoctrinated into accepting and adopting these radical political beliefs and sexuality lifestyles as the “new normal” for our culture under the false pretense of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Anthropology students are required to view graphic and disturbing gender reassignment surgery videos in class. History and political science students are told, “If you want to be more like Jesus you’ll become a communist.” English composition students are assigned essays on topics like “Who would you like to kill and why?” A student I know failed an English composition essay he wrote about his Christian upbringing. When he asked his professor how to improve his grade, she told him, “Go ask your God how you can get a better grade.” Chemistry professors spend class time discussing witchcraft, sorcery and incest as depicted in the “Game of Thrones” television series with their students. The list of inappropriate conduct and classroom practices that routinely occurs at Centralia College is staggering.

In addition, the few remaining faculty members on campus who are moderately conservative now believe they are being targeted for elimination. Their belief is well founded by the fact that senior administrators continue hiring leftist vice presidents and deans from outside Lewis County when many well qualified individuals reside locally. The current board of trustees has done nothing to stem these inexplicable executive leadership and hiring decisions.

My purpose in writing this letter is to sound an alarm and call to action. I implore everyone with children or grandchildren enrolled at the Centralia College to talk with them about these issues. Ask probing questions. Discuss these concerns with your friends, coworkers, neighbors and clergy. Find out for yourself what your child’s professors are actually teaching them. I am confident that once you discover the degree of political, sexual and atheistic brainwashing and grooming your children are subjected to daily, you will either withdraw your student from the college, demand new trustees and executive leadership, or both.


Gregory Gilbertson

Naples, Florida