91 thoughts on “Doing Right (‘Till The Stars Fall)”

    1. I didn’t even have to watch the video to get the tune stuck in my head. 😳

        1. Yes, there is a song called, “Do Right” written either by the Hamiltons or the Garlocks for one of the Patch the Pirate Adventure stories. It is based on the quote by Bob Jones Sr. – “Do right though the stars fall”.

      1. I know! read the title and was loathe to click on the video because I did NOT want that song stuck in my head.

        1. I’ve been singing it since the Do Right BJU facebook page became active. Aaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!

    2. I’ll go find “Achey Breaky Heart” online, before I will let this garbage (that is, the original version! THIS ONE is HILARIOUS!) stay in my head…

    1. There is no scheduled class, just a “Song of Solomon” study group.

      I just wonder, when BJ1 was alive, was the term BJ used to refer to oral sex? If so, you figure they would call it WJU. Or was BJ1 otherly clueless.
      But maybe this is karma for naming one’s “university” after oneself. That the college’s name is the punch line of many jokes.

    1. I suspect there’s some kind of voice-disguising technology involved here– and for good reason.

      1. Yeah – it sounds like what you get when you run several pitch-shifting and/or time-stretching operations in succession. The signal can degrade and detune in interesting ways. The Aphex Twin used this kind of method on tracks like “Windowlicker”

    2. The original version was song by a little clam on Patch the Pirate Goes to Space. He had a chipmunk voice.

      1. You know it is a true Fundy song from the key+change two-thirds of the way through.

  1. Must ship them some butt cushions. Love love love.

    But, I must ask. If you live with a cop, do you no longer have to be good anymore?

    Because that’s my excuse…. yep.

    1. For you, Natalie, your willingness and adeptness at making those butt-cushions excuses you from any repercussions for wrong-doing, at least in my eyes. πŸ˜‰

      1. Well, thank you, thank you. But in all honesty, butt cushions are just fuel for my superiority complex. πŸ˜‰

  2. Yeah there’s an actual song, that tune sounds familiar. I’ll bet we sang that in the choir in my old church in Michigan. I’ll have to look it up. More of that good old fundy indoctrination. Why did I put up with it for so long? πŸ˜•

  3. I laughed till I cried, then cried for real, that there are still bastions of evil parading as good, like BJU, HAC, and all the rest. Sigh. Still, I was laughing again by the end. BJU–*always* a farce, and the irony is, BJU was so quick to point out the evil cover-ups at places like HAC, all the while doing the same. Every one of these fundy institutions is rotten at the core. πŸ‘Ώ

    1. *GASP*! You mean BJU criticized the “great” (in his own eyes) Dr Hyles and HAC!?

      I know that Jack Hyles mocked BJU; never saw any of the reverse (because I was in the miry clay of a Hyles’ world)

    2. cover-ups at HAC? what are they!? I grew up at FBCH and went to HAC and I’m still in this area, so I had no idea there were cover-ups! except for the whole Dave Hyles fiasco, but that couldn’t have been the only one…lol 😈

  4. I never could picture the dozens (if not hundreds) of witty, pithy Bob Jones Sr quotations plastered all over campus coming from the man I heard yelling at me every time they played one of his sermon tapes in chapel.

      1. “Till the Stars Fall” is a common hyperbolic device used by everybody from Phil Fischer to The Doors

        1. A 19th century meteor shower led to a book called “Stars Fell On Alabama.” That title was later made into a song covered my many artists over the years. Until a few years ago it was the slogan on the standard Alabama license plate.

          Just pointing out that stars falling carries a lot of poetic license. πŸ˜‰

  5. If the foundations be distroyed what will the fundies do? Where can they anchor their standards if the very foundations of their faith be crumbling and are shown to be just as self centered and self promoting as the *gasp* world? *swoon*

    I wish I had the talent today’s post folks have I’d do one on “Duck and Cover(up)” *based on the 1960’s Atomic Crisis PSA* That’s the fundie way to handle any crisis.

  6. Wow, that post is hilarious! So many people at my old church practically worship bju that I imagined it being put on the big screen on a Sunday morning! πŸ™„

  7. Anybody wanna volunteer to script the words so those of us who can’t see it can get an idea of what we’re missing? Anyone? πŸ˜†

    1. From the very start have purpose in your heart
      To do what’s right and never question Bob.
      Matt Olson and Chuck Phelps can supervise themselves
      To criticize God’s man is not your job.

      Do right β€˜til the stars fall.
      Do right β€˜til the cops call.
      Do right β€˜til the media sets sight on you.
      Do right β€˜til you’re on the phone all night,
      Lawyers at your home
      Hold tight in the Facebook fight
      β€˜Til then, do right.

      We can blast away in chapel every day
      At Piper, Graham, MacArthur and LaHaye
      But when it comes to you, only prayer will do,
      For the cause of Christ depends on BJU.

      Though the haters may protest
      In Satanic bitterness
      β€˜Til the laws are changed, our empire we’ll defend.
      Separation unto God and accreditation fraud
      Keeps our minions loyal to the bitter end.

      Do right β€˜til the stars fall.
      Do right β€˜til the cops call.
      Do right β€˜til the media sets sight on you
      Do right β€˜til you’re on the phone all night,
      Lawyers at your home
      Hold tight in the Facebook fight.
      β€˜Til then, do right.
      Don’t bend, hold tight,
      β€˜Til then, my friend, do right!

      1. That’s awesome!! Thanks Kim G for transcripting the video. Boy that sounds like it’s almost too true to joke about. πŸ‘Ώ

  8. Since they are not doing right, is it safe to assume the stars have already fallen in their world?! πŸ˜†

  9. I’d have listened to the whole thing; but the laugh wasn’t worth listening to the processed vocals.

  10. The entire time I kept expecting the little Snork to be pelted be a meteor shower at the end of the song (kind of like in the cartoons when a little storm cloud appears over one character).

  11. I haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet, but I’ve been singing the original song in my head all day long. 😑

    The song is SOOOOOO ironic for those of us who left the IFB because we felt that it was not following Scripture in several key areas. “Never count the cost tho’ everything seems lost; the price for doing right is sometimes high.” Yup. My husband and I know that. Of course, the BJU types think we’re wrong – because we’re not keeping their extra-Biblical rules. So they keep harping on CCM (pun intended!) thinking they’re doing right, while we’re trying to intentionally and lovingly interact with the lost in our community and show them the Gospel by word and deed all the while with them shunning us. They’ll confidantly sing “Do Right” in their churches on Sunday never realizing that some of us ARE trying to do right because we love the Lord.

    1. Totally agree! It’s an incredibly simple moral measuring stick “invented” by BJU. I’ve always like the chorus, and still do. Didn’t go to BJU where I suspect you would quickly get sick of it. Quite beautiful to hold the stick up to BJU itself and see just how far short they’ve fallen. I can’t think of much of anything “right” you could claim BJU has ever even attempted or thought to do. There’s no hospitals, I’m unaware of any major charity/poverty programs from/of BJU (I don’t think you can count missionary support, as the main reason BJU grads live in poverty is largely due to BJUs education & philosophy). I can’t name anything that BJU stands for or actively does that you can in anyway call a moral “right/good”. I’m sure they would say “training up preachers/etc”, but hogwash if you haven’t taught them compassion & conscience to the people in greatest needs.

      1. “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.”

        (1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV)

  12. The voice was so funny. πŸ˜† Not real familiar with BJU; did they really have problems with cops, media, lawyers and accreditation fraud, or is that just supposed to be funny?

  13. This was absolutely perfect! I laughed so hard. I congratulate the ones that made the video. It is spot on concerning BJU. I wish that I could post it on FB.

  14. That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen on this site. Whoever made that is my hero. Awesome.

  15. I realize the nature and timing of the parody. But (just guessing at the original lyrics) I think the original song is probably pretty d@mning too (and typical of fundyism) with its emphasis on works.

    1. True, but Escapee just said the original was sung by a clam. What do clams know about theology?
      Just do right until the seafood chef comes … is about as deep as they get.

  16. Completely hysterically funny!!! Really glad for the creativity of others to give me a much needed laugh today.

  17. Wow, some people are incredible talented! And now that tune is stuck in my head πŸ˜•

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  18. Absolutely brilliant!!! They should post that above the chalkboards at BJU – “Do Right Til the Cops Call!”

    1. Also–I could never accept the “never asking why” part, even though Sunday School teachers and teachers at my Christian elementary school LOVED to quote that line from the song.

  19. Seriously, I have never heard this song in my life before I watched this video last night…all day at work today, *this* song was running through my head. For shame.

  20. Anyone else think of Cthulhu sleeping under the sea until “the stars are right”?

    (What would a Cthulhu cult version of the song be…)

  21. This is awesome… and the exaggerated vibrato (not sure if that was on purpose or not) takes me right back to sunday mass at bju… anyone remember that skinny tall lady who looked like a witch with the awful voice?

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