After being hired, fired, re-hired, and then delayed, GRACE has finally released its final report on sexual abuse at Bob Jones University(PDF).
I haven’t yet read all 301 pages so please feel free to share your findings and observations in the comments.
What crime prompted these epistles? What shortcoming was so deserving of the attention of the administraton? The recipient of these letters reports:
“I was a good little freshmen (only 11 demerits), but they found out that I liked CCM because they heard me discussing it with some other students. Even though I didn’t listen to CCM while school was in session, they felt my attitude and views were grounds for spiritual probation.”
Egads. I think probation was lenient given the circumstances.
BJU Bible conference starts tomorrow and as is now tradition, I’ll be live-tweeting commentary during whichever services I manage to catch.
You can follow along @fundysermons or setup and alert for #bjubc14.
About two years ago, I posted a link to a transcript of a meeting held with Bob Jones III where a woman asks him some questions about his support of Chuck Phelps and his actions in not pursuing justice for Tina Anderson after her rape by Ernie Willis.
The audio from that meeting has now been released. Suffice it to say that BJIII does himself no favors by either the tone and content of his responses.
We’ll wait to see how long it takes BJU to pull this advertisement for this bottle-opening spatula.
The product description reads “Pop open a bottle of beer with one end while you flip burgers on the grill with the other…this combination tool is a practical and functional gift for grill masters.”