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Person of the Year vs. “Miserable” “Wackos”

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Everything changed Monday, December 12, 2011. Everything.
Approximately 70 students at Bob Jones University and 15 alumni changed everything. No, there was no yelling. No money was raised. No t-shirts sold. No one walked the sawdust trail. We didn’t sleep on the grass. We were there maybe an hour or two. We ate at Coronas afterward.
We [...]

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Fallen Stars Reported in Greenville, South Carolina

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For whatever reason, Dan Olinger’s sermon from yesterday’s chapel is not posted online. They posted Third’s uninformed rant from the day before, but not Olinger’s. The current students were thrilled by it, so they posted notes all over social media. So we know what he said. . . . BJUAccreditation has one outline for you to [...]

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“Gospel” “Fellowship” Association

For the time being, Chuck Phelps is off the Bob Jones University Co-operating Board according to an announcement made on December 2, 2011. Keep watching because he might slip back on come May. I hope BJU will not schedule him to teach Pastoral Ethics again, although his practice does aptly fit their stated views.

He’s still [...]

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I Will Keep Singing.

It’s been a huge week. My dear Dad fell, and the women in his life — Mom, my sister-in-law, and me — were completely helpless. We had to rely on the kindness of two selfless and available men to help lift him back to the bed. I had PTA duties. The Christmas tree is only [...]

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We Need to Step Up!

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Physical molestation, sexual molestation, it will not be swept under the rug [at Bob Jones University]. It never has been. It’s not the way we operate. It’s always reported to the authorities.
Bob Jones III, 15 November 2011

Reading the transcript from Third’s sermon yesterday has been too much for me. We all know he’s not telling [...]

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Pay No Attention To the Phelps Behind The Curtain

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Ah, so Bob Jones III is back in the media spotlight again. Sigh. . . . He promised he was done with this back in 2005. Guess our 6-year reprieve is over.
We who have grown up in Bob Jones Inc. know how this media courtship works for the Bobs. We know how they use distractions [...]

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Which Side Are You On? A Ex-Fundamentalist Version of the Old Union Song

Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
They say in fundyland that no matter what you do,
You’ll either be a reprobate or a thug for BJU.
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
Don’t [...]

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Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice…

When he was 38 years old, Ernie Willis (allegedly) raped 15 year old Tina Anderson, his family’s babysitter. I say “allegedly” to cross all my legal Ts and dot my technical Is. She was already at risk — her stepdad was in prison at that time for sexually molesting Tina. And she found herself pregnant, (allegedly) carrying [...]

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