Should You Attend Bob Jones University?

Should you attend Bob Jones University now that it has a new president? His last name isn’t even Jones. Mr. Steve Pettit, the newly appointed university president, was introduced to the student body on May 10th, by the chairman of the board, Larry Jackson. In a frantic attempt to save the institution (in its current form) from almost certain collapse,… Continue reading

Coming Apart at the Seams

I blogged before about the issue of Bob Jones University having Chuck Phelps remain on its board of trustees after the facts about Phelps’ inappropriate conduct became public as a result of Ernie Willis’ trial for the rape of 15 year old Tina Anderson. In that previous post, I stated that I could see no way Bob Jones University could… Continue reading

A Brief Moment of Clarity & Consistency

Introduction I have blogged before about Bob Jones University‘s racist history, the current chancellor’s support for stoning gay people (comments made in 1980 to an AP reporter when Jones was president of the institution), and that institution’s persistent subjugation of women. Thinking About Attending Bob Jones University? (focused more on misogyny and racism) Homophobia & Religious Fundamentalism: The Real Issue… Continue reading

Homophobia & Religious Fundamentalism: The Real Issue Extremists Don’t Want You To Know

I brought forward several issues in my post last week, Thinking About Attending Bob Jones University? Don’t!, that I find of great concern about that institution. Three of the four broader issues are*: Sexism Racism Homophobia The focus of this post is what all three of these issues have in common. I begin by sharing a conversation I and four… Continue reading

Thinking About Attending Bob Jones University?

Don’t. I have seldom discussed the fact that I have 2 degrees from @BJU. But I do. While at the institution I was largely oblivious to its racist history. (For god’s sake: I learned recently that I even lived in a dorm named after the Grand Cyclops of the Montgomery chapter of the Ku Klux Klan: Bibb Graves–a founding member… Continue reading

Moderating My Writing

I try to moderate what I write on my blog so as not to be rude or offensive, but… I find Rush Limbaugh, the defacto head of the Republican party, who I normally ignore, to be an asshole! And, within the context of my first sentence, that previous sentence is actually written with tremendous restraint on my part. His comments… Continue reading