The BJU Interracial Dating Ban… In Print

I knew about the interracial-dating ban that Bob Jones University used to have — they ended it in 2000 — but I’d never seen the actual rule in the handbook until yesterday:

Darrell at Stuff Fundies Like points out the significance of the picture:

Sometimes it takes actually seeing things written down to make them “real” to those of us who weren’t actually at the school when this policy was in effect. I know that’s the case for me. I read this handbook from 1995-96 and literally felt like I needed to throw up.

Me too…

It’s amazing how many decades after our country passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 it took for BJU to come around to racial equality.

I know they hate when we draw parallels, but Christian schools across the country say the same thing about homosexual relationships now.

How long will it be before most Christians are as ashamed of their current stance on gay rights as they are looking at that handbook with the interracial ban?

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  • Marguerite

    “How long will it be before most Christians are as ashamed of their current stance on gay rights as they are looking at that handbook with the interracial ban?”
    Are you certain that most Christians (of the type that would go to BJU) are really ashamed when they look at that handbook?  I would tend to suspect they changed it more in response to outside pressures than due to any real sense of shame or inappropriateness.  But perhaps I’m being excessively cynical *shrugs*.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dj-Nash/100000103380335 D.j. Nash

    I agree with Marguerite. The only shame they feel there is over having lost the civil war.

    • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

      In the south there was never a ‘civil war’,  there is only the continuing war of northern aggression.

      • George

        If they wanted to secede again I wouldn’t be against it.

  • Adviser Moppet

    I’m guessing it’ll be about 30-40 years before gay marriage gets pretty much completely accepted in America. I’ve also accepted the fact that as soon as gays get acceptance in this country the same churches and religious groups that fought so hard against them will try to claim credit for it. 

    • johnteetsarchitect

      I don’t know of any true Christian who will ever support the oxymoron of homosexual “marriage”. It is an abomination and has failed miserably in Holland. There is no equivalence, and it is the ultimate rebellion against God which is why atheists love it so much. It is denying how you were made and how you were designed to function. That is non-negotiable.

  • Conspirator

    Back in ’90 or ’91 I worked with a few girls that were from some real conservative Christian church, the kind where women have to always wear dresses and look nice and dancing is not allowed, and they were planning to attend BJU.  BJ U, hehehe.  Anyways, they told me freshmen girls were not allowed off campus without an older student accompanying them.  They knew it was bizarre, but they just accepted it.

    If you look at that off-campus dating rule that’s there, it’s just mind blowing.  “It is the business of Bob Jones University to know where its students go and with whom they associate.”    These students are adults for FSM’s sake!  I just can’t understand how people are willing to submit themselves to such over-reaching authority.  It’s just so dangerous to teach children that they should always obey authority figures and never question them, that leads to so much harm.  

  • Nankay

    Does anyone know if non-whites attended BJU pre-2000? I would like to know what they thought of it.  What was the official reasoning behind this stipulation?

    • Name

      Yes, I attended the Academy. Just wanted to attend a Christian school in the States…it was incredibly mind-blowing because I came from international schools, and here was this school saying they’d expell you for dating someone outside your race. It seriously freaked me out but being a non-critical thinking Christian at the time, I just went along with the flow. It affected me psychologically and spiritually though. Not that I was dating anyone those early years, but I knew I couldn’t unless he was of my own race. The artificial dating functions the school/university pushes down your throat doesn’t help. They’d encourage the students to date, but uh, never mind the international students who have to awkwardly sit on the social sidelines and not attend unless we could find someone in our race pool. I couldn’t find anywhere in the Bible that “justified” the school’s policies. So I finally asked God himself and prayed fervently about the whole thing; I prayed He would do something about it; I didn’t know what. But not because we international students necessarily wanted to date anyone, but rather for prejudice to drop and right be done and real Christianity to be displayed. Later that month or so, the whole interracial hullabaloo was in the news and eventually the school was forced to get rid of their rule “for the testimony of Christ.” Goodness…it’s scary how long it took them to realize they weren’t being a “good testimony.” I still believe in God and am a Christian. But I don’t associate with types of Christians from that environment; their way of thinking is faulty and small. God is big and full of grace and created all man equal. I’m happily married (outside of my race; but we don’t even think of each other as different races but rather as people…which is how I used to think about marriage anyway before I was introduced to this school). Craziness. Lots of pain. Lots of confusion. But I’m glad it’s all behind me and that God has shown me it’s ok to think for myself. He gave us a mind. USE IT whenever you’re taught something that seems wrong…because if your gut tells you it’s wrong, it most likely is.

  • http://cory.albrecht.name/ Cory Albrecht

    Not only that, but the part “It is the business of Bob Jones University to know where it’s students go and with whom they associate. Therefore dormitory [resi?stu?]dents must have written permission to date off campus.”

    Excuse me? Permission? I’m sorry, but to quote The Pursuit of Happiness “I’m an adult now” and you don’t get to know my personal life outside the academics.

    The racist bit of not allowing interracial dating is just another aspect of the overall authoritarianism/patriarchalism of conservative and fundamentalist Christianity.

    • Guest

      Not to pick a nit here, but is it also the business of Bob Jones University to know the proper use of an apostrophe for a gender-neutral pronoun?  No?  Too much to ask?  [shrug]

  • NewEnglandBob

    There are many people who still support the interracial ban. The dogmatic right wing nuts, the tea party, fundagelicals and many Republicans are very racist, misogynistic and xenophobic.

    • johnteetsarchitect

      There s more racial parity in the Tea Part than among left wing boobs who don’t think blacks are able to make it on their own without special help, who pander, and who become fools. The fool has said in his r her heart that there is no God which is what God said and Zi have found to be abundantly true.

  • Anonymous

    Clearly if people date or marry outside their race then they will ..um.. what exactly?   The same bigotry exists today but they’ve got a different focus for it.  When gay marriage is socially accepted across the world, which it will be one day, then they’ll just choose another group to hurl bigoted abuse at.  Probably at atheists.

  • Annie

    You can read their current “Statement about Race at BJU” here:

    http://www.bju.edu/welcome/who-we-are/race-statement.php

    Here’s an interesting morsel:

    “BJU’s history has been chiefly characterized by striving to achieve
    those goals; but like any human institution, we have failures as well.
    For almost two centuries American Christianity, including BJU in its
    early stages, was characterized by the segregationist ethos of American
    culture. Consequently, for far too long, we allowed institutional
    policies regarding race to be shaped more directly by that ethos than by
    the principles and precepts of the Scriptures. We conformed to the
    culture rather than providing a clear Christian counterpoint to it.”

    Appears they are attempting to use their shady past to their advantage. 

    Oh, and while you’re at their site, take a minute to peruse some of the science degrees they offer (and be sure to check the first two learning objectives for each one). 

    • Marguerite

      “For almost two centuries American Christianity, including BJU in its early stages, was characterized by the segregationist ethos of American culture. Consequently, for far too long, we allowed institutional policies regarding race to be shaped more directly by that ethos than by the principles and precepts of the Scriptures. We conformed to the culture rather than providing a clear Christian counterpoint to it.”

      They CONFORMED TO THE CULTURE by having an interracial ban on the books through 2000?  Seriously?  What a load of bunk *shakes head*.

      • Annie

        What a load of bunk indeed.  The big red flag is really what university would have a “statement about race” in the first place?  But once again, they were victimized … by segregationist ethos… 46 years after Brown vs. the Board of Education.

      • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

        It is a load of bunk.  In the early eighties, BJU was about to lose the tax exempt status because of their racial views.   They fought tooth and nail against changing their by-laws.  They fought all the way up to the supreme court and lost.   But instead of changing the rule, they gave up their tax exempt status.  It cost the university millions of dollars in taxes and in lost donations due to the bad press.   So it wasn’t as if the ban was a little noticed and never enforced foot note.

        http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=461&invol=574

  • Anonymous

    In someways I see churches like a night club with a bouncer at the door, only letting in certain people that meet their requirements. It makes it nice and exclusive and the people that are let in don’t have a problem paying high cover charges or sky high drink prices. If you let everyone in then you would lose that I am special and you are not quality, so if Xians were accepting of everyone what would be sense of tithing or even going to church since it’s no longer special? Why not just sleep in and use your money the way you want to? Maybe atheists need to build sunday morning clubs with lots of cool things to do and cool people to meet. Of course they would need a bouncer at the door to keep all the Xian and Islam riffraff out. 

    • Bob

      no idiot. atheist let everybody in. even if you don’t believe in god. after you hang out with us you would see why the god you believe in is stupid. 
      it’s cool to be inclusive you missed the point. 

      • Ladystrakke

        OMG, Bob.  newavocation was not seriously dissing athiests.  Pretty sure he was being sarcastic… get with the program.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alewis2 Adam Lewis

    As part of the research for a thesis, I read the book “Romancing the Difference: Kenneth Burke, Bob Jones University, and the Rhetoric of Religious Fundamentalism” by Camille Lewis. 

    Sounded interesting by the title, but then when I got it in the mail to read, I turned to the back flap and read “about the author.”  The author was (is?) chair of public address AT Bob Jones U.

    Needless to say, it was one of the most ridiculous books I’ve ever read in my life.  It was one long apologia for the intellectual inbred-ness of the school and conservative evangelical/ fundamentalist culture in general.  What made it even more insufferable was the fact the author tried to sound somewhat objective and then mixed in some po-mo bafflegab just to add a dry heave to the vomit.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

    Here’s a link to the current BJU handbook.  And it’s freaky, and completely batshit crazy.  

    They have a real big problem with woman wearing hiking boots.  But the strangest part is when they talk about commuter students:

    “Note: Students may live with a single aunt or uncle provided the student and the aunt/uncle are of the same gender or if another sibling also lives there or if both are graduate students.”

    Are they afraid that a student is going to shack-up with an aunt or uncle?  

    Although there is one line I agree with “Fauxhawks are not appropriate.” 

    • Conspirator

      Thanks for providing that, it’s rather enlightening.  

    • http://religiouscomics.net/ Jeff P

      In looking through the handbook, they do a pretty good job of developing school policy to minimize or eliminate any hanky-panky between boys and girls.  But I fear they haven’t done enough to prevent hanky-panky between same-sex students within the same-sex dorms.  Hopefully for the concerned Christian parents, they have security cameras installed in all dormitory rooms (including bathrooms)  so that all student activities can be monitored 24/7 by authorized University officials.   

      • Anonymous

        Brilliant.

  • Anonymous

    That’s sick!

  • Anonymous

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  • the captain

    What on earth is an “amphitorium”?  It’s like they mixed “amphitheater” and “auditorium” and took out the parts that actually gave it a meaning.  Instead of being “a place for hearing”, it’s a “double-thingy”.  STUPID.  Have some respect for the English language!

    Also, what everyone else said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephan-Goodwin/676660806 Stephan Goodwin

    I’m sure multi-racial people generally avoided the BJU, but I wonder what would happen if someone like my wife who is black, maybe white, and Native American attended.  Would they just not be allowed to date?  How did they enforce it?  The 1/4 rule or the 1 drop rule or what?  What if you are a black latino and want to date a Caucasian latina?  Is that multi-racial enough,  how about a black latino and a black woman from England?

    I dunno, I like to just stop and look at the sheer insanity of trying to enforce such a policy.  Wonder if anyone got booted for being German and dating an Irishman…

    • Guest

      Actually, socializing between Germans and Irish would have been a big no-no in the U.S. during the 1850s.

  • BrentSTL

    I lived in Clemson/Seneca, SC, not too far from Greenville, from 1994-96. Went by the BJU campus a few times. I can tell you, it’s more like a prison. You know, gotta keep the good, pure “Christians” away from the real world.

    I wouldn’t be surprised, even today, to think that quite a bit of folks in the Upstate think BJU’s a major-league thorn in their side, not to mention pretty embarassing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BYET73EDWVTJFCFGGZ7XSAPR7Q ChellG

      You mean they gotta keep and preserve the good pure “inbred white bloodline”.

  • Samuel Johnson

    This same prejudice exists today in much of mid-western Evangelicalism. I went to Moody Bible Institute and graduated with a degree in theology. I met my wife there and her parents almost pulled her out of college when they found out she was dating a “negro.” They actually said “negro,” they didn’t even know what to call me. Now I’m an atheist, studying medicine, and all of that world of monumentous bullshit is behind me… and my wife is now an atheist (and her parents are beside themselves in grief).

  • Karen

    I have a friend who attended Bob Jones in the 1970s.

    Her dad was a good ole boy from West Virginia who married a Japanese woman he met while stationed there. She is a Hapa – half-Asian, half-Caucasian.

    We always laugh now that my friend could not have dated anyone there because she was mixed race herself!

    At the time the whole thing didn’t bother her because she was a deluded fundie like all of them. Now, she’s a fairly secular person, though probably wouldn’t call herself an atheist. And she never admits to going there because she’s totally embarrassed about it.

  • Deltabob

    I just read through the current handbook, and I can’t understand (even as the ‘believer’ I was when entering university) why an adult would agree to those rules. I would understand why a parent might want rules that strict for a minor child going away to school, but even young adults need the freedom to start expressing their own identity.

  • http://twitter.com/jackalopekid Adam Smith

    wow, that’s stupid stuff

  • Joy

    Just stumbled across this site, that’s why this is a “delayed reaction” :).  I attended BJU for 5 semesters in the early 90s, before transferring to an accredited school.  (For the record, I was from a crazy-controlling abusive family and my parents said BJU was my only choice if I wanted to be “allowed” to attend college–though I paid for it entirely on my own, and forfeited scholarships to other colleges.  Transferring was a cardinal sin.)  One of my roommates was white and deeply loved an Asian American guy (student) from SoCal.  His family had been in the US for 5 generations–he was more “american” than she was.  Due to the rule, they had to sneak to talk on the phone, had to NEVER greet in public, couldn’t meet for dates, etc.  Someone ratted them out to the Dean of Women and she was pulled in and grilled, given many demerits, and threatened with expulsion…for talking to him on the phone.  They said she was guilty of the “appearance of evil”.  The next year, my roommate was a foreign student from South America.  She was latina, with beautifully dark skin, and barely spoke English.  She openly dated white boys with no questions asked or problems raised by the Dean of Women. I had a dear friend there who happened to be black, but he would get nervous whenever someone came up and we were talking–we’d get dirty looks, etc.  It was CRAZY.  I am one of the aforementioned who are embarrassed/ashamed for having ever attended this cult-like, racist, sexist institution…I wish it would never have opened. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BYET73EDWVTJFCFGGZ7XSAPR7Q ChellG

      Bob Jones University…white skin worshipping pagans masquerading as Christians…exactly the anti-Christ of the end times the Bible talks about!

  • Joy

    Just stumbled across this site, that’s why this is a “delayed reaction” :).  I attended BJU for 5 semesters in the early 90s, before transferring to an accredited school.  (For the record, I was from a crazy-controlling abusive family and my parents said BJU was my only choice if I wanted to be “allowed” to attend college–though I paid for it entirely on my own, and forfeited scholarships to other colleges.  Transferring was a cardinal sin.)  One of my roommates was white and deeply loved an Asian American guy (student) from SoCal.  His family had been in the US for 5 generations–he was more “american” than she was.  Due to the rule, they had to sneak to talk on the phone, had to NEVER greet in public, couldn’t meet for dates, etc.  Someone ratted them out to the Dean of Women and she was pulled in and grilled, given many demerits, and threatened with expulsion…for talking to him on the phone.  They said she was guilty of the “appearance of evil”.  The next year, my roommate was a foreign student from South America.  She was latina, with beautifully dark skin, and barely spoke English.  She openly dated white boys with no questions asked or problems raised by the Dean of Women. I had a dear friend there who happened to be black, but he would get nervous whenever someone came up and we were talking–we’d get dirty looks, etc.  It was CRAZY.  I am one of the aforementioned who are embarrassed/ashamed for having ever attended this cult-like, racist, sexist institution…I wish it would never have opened. 

  • Sue Blue

    One of my son’s high-school friends was sent to a southern christian university by his parents. He promptly got expelled for being seen walking near a Pensacola beach, where he might have been able to glimpse some exposed female skin.  He told my son he was not at all upset about being expelled – and in fact went on to graduate with honors from the University of Washington.  I wonder how disappointed his parents are about his worldly degree.

  • Erik Johnson

    Hello friendly atheists. 

    I was a student at BJU in the 80′s, and the interracial dating ban was controversial among the students on campus. Many of us couldn’t find Biblical principles which would serve as a legitimate foundation for this. However, we gritted our teeth and dealt with it because the benefits of the school outweighed the problems this caused. Some of those who were negatively impacted by this left, and we didn’t blame them.

    Awhile ago BJU finally did what they should have done decades ago and eliminated this rule. The then-president of the school was pretty contrite about it and said it was a mistake that they had this on the books for so long. Isn’t it a good thing when people admit their mistakes, apologize for the mistakes of their predecessors, make a change and move on? I think we have all been in that situation. Of course, there will always be those around to constantly remind you of your failing and try to do everything in their power to help you fail.

    It’s interesting to me that people who preach tolerance and acceptance find it difficult to display those character traits when dealing with a group of people who willingly submit to authority and who believe that they answer to a higher power than themselves. I’m speaking about the people posting in this thread that have such a hard time understanding that there are folks who legitimately believe that places like BJU do try hard to create a safe, loving atmosphere for young people to get an education and make important life decisions that they’ll live with forever. I often wonder what one of the anonymous Internet posters on this thread would say to me if we met face-to-face and I explained to them that I went to BJU willingly, got a great education, am very financially successful, have a great life, and that I encourage like-minded young people to attend BJU? I wonder if they would really try to tell me I was brainwashed, if I’m a right-wing nutso freak, can’t think for myself and a detriment to society. 

    Or, perhaps they would understand that different people are, well, different, we have a different world view, and agree to live and let live without mudslinging and disparagement?

    • araenel

      I wonder if you might read this post by a former BJU university student before you encourage other young folks to attend this university. BJU may mean well, but in practice, their policies are so toxic that they are brainwashing. Yes. You are brainwashed. http://johnshore.com/2013/03/07/a-christianity-to-make-satan-proud/#more-27712

      • Erik Johnson

        Very long, and pretty much the same thing you can read in several dozen other places on the ‘net. No new information. Not sure what your point is. If it’s simply to point me to another disgruntled former IFBer or to simply state “their policies are toxic” then yes of course many people think that.

        I respectfully disagree.

        And yes of course I’m brainwashed, if that means that my beliefs are shaped by my past experiences by outside forces. So are you. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, worked for a few years in Cambridge. Lots of brainwashed people there. We get along fine though.

        • araenel

          Disgruntled? That’s probably the term her parents and counselors would have used, I suppose. I wouldn’t say disgruntled. Abused, frightened, and trapped is more like it. So you’re saying that there are dozens of people with this “same old story” that you know of, and that’s not a problem? That these procedures, which are still being followed, are there to protect young people who attend school there?

          Sir, brainwashing does not mean your “beliefs are shaped by your past experiences”. That’s just normal development. Brainwashing is when you patently accept policies as horrifying as this, and somehow it’s completely logical to you.

    • http://gamesgirlsgods.blogspot.com/ Feminerd

      It took them until 2000 to fix it. 2000. The “future” in a great many sci-fi books. Yes, everyone is pretty happy they fixed it. We’re all appalled that people in 1999 banned interracial dating/marriage. What does that say about the school? What does that say about the people who go and tacitly say that it’s not a big deal, or not so bad, or not worth getting upset about? No. That’s a fucking deal breaker. Repeat after me: I will not support, with my words, actions, or money, bigoted institutions or people.

      Am I being intolerant of intolerance? Damn right I am. You have the right to say the most whatever you like, but you do NOT have the right to be respected when you say it. Atheists like me* think God doesn’t exist and is a pretty stupid idea, but we will defend to the death your right to believe in stupid, illogical ideas. We just won’t let you privilege those stupid, illogical ideas and we’ll try our damnedest to prevent you from making policy based on those stupid, illogical ideas. Anti-miscegenation is a stupid, illogical, bigoted policy based on stupid, illogical ideas about magical sky wizards. You’ll excuse me if I don’t respect the people who took 33 years to catch up all the way up to 1967 tolerance levels.

      *As there are many strains of atheism/agnosticism, I’m only referring to my personal ideas. I don’t speak for “atheists” as a whole, as I’m more anti-theist than many.

      • Erik Johnson

        Maybe someday you’ll understand and accept that people exercise their first amendment rights (and others) based on our freedom of religion and base their ideologies off religious teaching. Unless you’re one of those folks who say “I agree with your speech as long as its the same as mine.”

        As an aside it makes me chuckle to read all these posts describing sub-sects of atheism. “Well I’m a neo-atheist, not so much purple but more bluish-green.”

        • http://gamesgirlsgods.blogspot.com/ Feminerd

          Yes, yes people do exercise first amendment freedom of religion rights. BJU can totally have an anti-miscegenation policy as they are an entirely private institution. That doesn’t mean I respect BJU or anyone who went to BJU while they had this policy, nor can I commend them for working up the “courage” to officially repudiate a noxious policy. I’m not arguing that BJU can’t do whatever they want, I’m arguing that no one has to respect them when they do shitty things. I’m arguing that if your religious doctrine says you have to cut off women’s clitorises or sacrifice babies or own slaves, I’m going to fight against that policy with everything I can because it’s a horrible policy that hurts people a lot for no real reason and you don’t get to claim “religious freedom” to support a heinous activity.

          You don’t get a cookie for being a decent human being. You don’t get an institutional cookie for getting rid of a blatantly racist policy that you should have gotten rid of decades ago.

          • Erik Johnson

            Good job comparing anti-miscegenation to sexual mutilation. You win at logical argument. Also good luck in life if you hold permanent grudges against people who made mistakes in the past, admitted them and then fix them. You will go far.

            • http://gamesgirlsgods.blogspot.com/ Feminerd

              They’re different in degrees of wrongness but they are both wrong. They are also both (not so incidentally) religiously-supported cultural practices. I’m not directly comparing these to BJU’s ban, as clearly they do much more harm than that, but they are all religious practices. You’re the one arguing for the religious liberty to do whatever you want, not me. Why does one get a pass and not the others? Why do you find FGM wrong when it’s religiously based? Why is sacrificing babies or owning slaves wrong?

              All those things hurt people. Well, so does banning interracial dating/marriage. Stopping a hurtful thing is good. People are still going to be amazed that it took BJU 30 freaking years to wake up to the fact it was wrong when everyone was saying “this is wrong”. You don’t get forgiveness just because you stopped doing something bad- I mean congratulations BJU is slightly less wrong than they used to be, so yay, but that doesn’t magically make them a respectable member of society. They’re still wrong on women’s rights, gay rights, separation of church and state, and a zillion other important issues.

              BJU hasn’t fixed anything. It will be better going forward, but it has done absolutely nothing to right past wrongs. Anyone expelled in the past has received no apology. The harm done by telling racial minorities they were “less-than” is completely uncompensated. The ideology that supported this policy is still entirely in place. It’s like an abuser saying “I’m sorry I hit you, I won’t do it again” but he still thinks it’s still fine to steal your credit cards and hide them. He’s still not a good person. Guess what- BJU still isn’t a “good person”.

  • johnteetsarchitect

    To compare the two is hate manifest. ,I am married to a black woman and there is nothing unnatural about it. Homosexuality is a deep perversion that does violence to the human body and emotions. There is zero commonality and I find your remarks hateful and offensive to the extreme and absent any biological rationale.

  • johnteetsarchitect

    Funny how people ignore history. BJU functioned from 1927 to 1950 with no such ban. Faced with a lawsuit from Asian parents because their son was close to marrying a white girl, the school issued the ban – 25 years BEFORE there were any black students there! The ban is gone, and I have a friend who went there and had no complaints. He has grown his hair long since, but has kept his high moral code. He knows my wfe is black and could care less. Now I agree with the Bible that man-made rules are of no value against fleshly indulgence, but I believe their motives are right – they want pure and disciplined adults to be formed. When I went to a major university in the 1960′s, they has In Loco Parentis, and the university saw themselves as parents. Girls were allowed in your room for a three hour period on Sundays only, the door had to be open, and a minimum of three legs had to be on the floor at all times. The rules were enforced, Today, schools not only tolerate but encourage promiscuity and experimentation. I have seen nowhere on this blog the trashing of those policies that have led to the inability to love one person above all others, with Std’s, debasement through porn, trashy self-destructive behavior such as that my Miley Cyrus and anger towards God and any restraints. I believe any over zealousness on the part of BJU is minuscule in comparison to the social devastation and hate I see generated by the rebellious.


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