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  Suffer The Children All Over Again

Bob Jones University Told Rape Victims To Repent, Since Stoning Them Not An Option

Well THERE'S your problem...
Earlier this year, Bob Jones University — that august incubator of fundagelical pod people and creation scientists — decided to shut down an independent investigation of how the institution dealt with cases of sexual abuse, whether assaults on campus, or the school’s treatment of students who tried to get help for abuse that occurred to them before they came to BJU. (Yes, make your inappropriate abbreviation jokes now, you sickos.) Welp, it turns out that after everybody and their demon-possessed dog accused the university of a cover-up, Bob Jones U re-hired the agency it had fired, the investigation was allowed to continue, and now the final report has been issued. Read more on Bob Jones University Told Rape Victims To Repent, Since Stoning Them Not An Option…
  patriarchy and its discontents

Bob Jones University Has Way Of Shutting That Year-Long Sex Abuse Study Down

Nothing looks the least bit suspicious about this, right? Back in January 2013, fundamentalist Pod-People incubator Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, hired an independent third-party consulting group to investigate claims of long-running sexual abuse at the school, as well as ineffective administration responses to reports of abuse. They were to prepare a report, and make recommendations on how BJU should respond to cases of sexual abuse. And then, after almost a year, and just a couple months before the group was supposed to issue its report, BJU fired the investigators with no explanation, citing only vague “concerns” about how the group was conducting its investigation. But they will definitely be praying for any students who may have been abused. If any. No need to dig into it too much, because ultimately God knows the truth and will take care of things in His own time. Read more on Bob Jones University Has Way Of Shutting That Year-Long Sex Abuse Study Down…
  American Literature is Un-American

Things You Can Learn In A Christian High School Textbook, For Real (Part II)

(Click here for Part I) Welcome to Part II of our new series of visits to Christianist America, a parallel universe where the Universe is 8,000 years old, scientists conspire to destroy God, and the only way to save children from left-wing bias in public schools is to explicitly indoctrinate them with right-wing ideology. Every Sunday we’ll see what we can learn about the worldview of some of our fellow Americans. And we will point and laugh! This week, we continue dissecting a 10th-grade textbook, Elements of Literature for Christian Schools, (Bob Jones University Press, 2001), which exhorts readers to evaluate literature on the basis of “whether God — the Biblical God — is present and active, at least by implication, in its imaginary world.” Reading, like just about everything else, is fraught with peril, and a Christian reader must be careful, lest a good book tempt them away from The Good Book. Read more on Things You Can Learn In A Christian High School Textbook, For Real (Part II)…
  Curling Up With a Bad Book

Things You Can Learn In A Christian High School Textbook, For Real (Part I)

As we all know by now, Louisiana is experimenting with freeing their children from the tyranny of the Government Schools, and will soon, maybe, start spending public school funds on vouchers for kids to attend any private school their parents want (unless it’s an Islammy school, of course). And as we also all know, this will open the door to public funds being spent on some rather innovative “science” curricula. The hippie freaks at Mother Jones ran a fine story detailing some of the fun stuff to be found in textbooks published for the Christian School and homeschool market. Sure, the Earth is 6000 years old and The Flintstones is biologically accurate, but that’s old hat. Let’s get beyond Creationism and see how Christianists teach other subjects! For instance, early 20th-Century history: “[The Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross. Klan targets were bootleggers, wife-beaters, and immoral movies. In some communities it achieved a certain respectability as it worked with politicians.” — United States History for Christian Schools, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2001 Read more on Things You Can Learn In A Christian High School Textbook, For Real (Part I)…
 

Psst… Bob Jones University Secretly Hates Mitt Romney

In an attempt to quell angry God people from getting all self-righteous (good luck!), Mitt Romney held an invitation-only event with students, faculty and alumni of Bob Jones University Tuesday. Guess he figured that since it was a closed event, whatever private revelations about his campaign that would be discussed would never in a million years reach the press. And who wouldn’t believe that!? Sure enough, some sleuth at the meeting sneaked in an “audio recording device” — they can tape soundz people make! — and leaked it to CNN. Basic point: School Chancellor Bob Jones III endorsed Mitt Romney but by and large hates him. Read more on Psst… Bob Jones University Secretly Hates Mitt Romney…