Poor Choice of Words

From the NY Times article on the efforts of Christian missionaries to bring God back into the Ivy League:

The Christian Union's immediate goal, [Bennett] said, was to recruit campus missionaries. "What is happening now is good," Mr. Bennett said, "but it is like a finger in the dike of keeping back the flood of immorality."

That sorta thing happened all the time at Santa Cruz, but it was never presented as a way to fight immorality...