The 2012-2013 student handbook for Bob Jones University is out and if you’d like to see a glimpse of what life is like for the most conservative of all conservative Christians, you’ll want to check out these excerpts…
When it comes to music, headphones are banned. Big Brother has to know what you’re listening to. And even when you’re listening to music out loud, there are some restrictions. For instance, you can’t listen to any of that awful, secular jazz:
How about movies? You think it’s just the rated-R movies that aren’t allowed? Nope. You can’t watch a PG-13 movie by yourself. Only if a faculty or staff member is there to hold your hand as you go through the “objectionable elements.”
When it comes to video games, this is the rating system used in the industry:
So you can’t play Rock Band in your dorm room. If you do, Jesus will kill you.
I’m gonna skip all the dress code and discipline stuff and go down to the most interesting bit: The “Don’t Ever Badmouth Us in Public” policy:
Gotta how how they preface that with the line about honor and wisdom, as if you expressing your natural frustration with school on Facebook means you are automatically dishonorable or lacking wisdom. I like how Darrell at Stuff Fundies Like puts it:
If you have to threaten to punish your students to keep them from speaking ill about you to the press, you’ve already lost the PR battle.