88 thoughts on “T-Shirts (Golden State Baptist College Edition)”

    1. Bro. Oxedine? Whoever that is.

      My guess he is one of the “founding fathers” on the other t-shirt.

  1. Something tells me “Introduction to Photoshop” is not a class offered at GSBC. . .

    1. I was thinking the same thing. The Photoshop job on that one shirt is pretty bad…

  2. I don’t have a problem with the first one (yellow/gold).

    Too much man-worship in the 2nd & 3rd ones (dark blue/light blue); the fourth one is encouraging people to fear one of the school people (probably the guy who runs the college). Is that Biblical?

    1. You really don’t see the issue in using a bomb to promote your “fundamentalist” college?

      I’m not sure I can explain it to you.

      1. Maybe my eyes really are that bad, but I didn’t get that they were bombs. I thought those were little palm trees.

        1. >>”I didnโ€™t get that they were bombs. I thought those were little palm trees.”

          {falls over laughing} I think that is the best commentary of all on crappy shirt design. Now that you mention it, they do look a lot like little palm trees!

      2. I’m with PP — I didn’t see that they were supposed to be bombs; I thought they were just trees or decorations.

        Major blunder there…

      3. Oh my those are bombs. Really? Not one person thought wait a minute this may not be a good idea?

    2. The issue with the first could be the imagery of dynamite which could seem too warlike. That’s expected of colleges/sports teams but conflicts with Scriptural admonitions.

      Plus for women I’m not sure if I’d want to wear “Boom! Dynamite” across my chest. (The words aren’t there but the thought could be implied.)

      Am I nitpicking? Well, I’m the product of years of IFB training so I learned from the best. *grin*

  3. I don’t know what’s more disturbing: the fact that these wack-a-doos made these shirts, the fact that some impressionable young minds will wear the shirts, or the fact that the sentiments the shirts express is so predictable and awful and exactly what one would expect from a fundie school. There’s just nothing new to say about this….

    1. Want to know what I find really, really, really, really, really disturbing? Your use of the word wack-a-doo. That was my nickname in college.

      1. Better than mine. It was Pyro during part of one summer semester. My roommate was Klepto for a brief time.

    2. Are the college wimmins allowed to wear these shirts? Since, you know, they draw attention to loblollies. =D

      1. Apparently they do! GSBC website has photos of them wearing college t-shirts with name & logo across the chest. All other dress standards still apply, though. Dr. Trieber preaches against ‘fence straddlers’and compromisers, but seems he’s got GSBC girls with one foot in the 21st Century, and the other still in the dark ages!

        1. Scandalous!

          Well, if they have “one foot in the 21st Century, and the other still in the dark ages” I hope they’re wearing culottes.

  4. trieber fever?

    shudder, shudder, shudder

    I’m not sure which horrifies me more: the association with Justin Bieber or the Man-o’-God worship it implies.

    Sorry, I’ve never had a “fever” for ANY of my pastors or school administrators (well, except my present pastor who is my husband – giggle).

    1. Trieber strikes me as a less successful Jack Hyles. A kind of megalomaniac wannabe.

    1. He’s the guy with the Armor-All fetish, right?

      My slogan entry would be something like, “Our tires are shiny and our minds are unencumbered by thoughts.”

      I may need to work on that a little.

    1. I don’t understand the yellow T-shirt with the bombs. Why bombs? Could someone explain that to me?

      1. At a guess, it’s because a few years ago everything cool was “da bomb.” SFL: Enthusiastically quoting pop culture . . . but only after it’s past its sell-by date.

  5. …And all those years they never let us have any writing or designs on our t-shirts. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  6. The one about the Founding Fathers — inflated sense of self-importance, though I know it’s just meant to be humorous.

    I never even heard of them until I read about them here on SFL.

    1. We had the same shirt when I was at the University of Texas at Dallas (which also had no football team): “UTD [picture of a football]– still undefeated.”

  7. How about: “We don’t care about the truth. Just bring us that Old Timey Anti-everything-but-us Paulianity”

  8. How about shirts with Bible verses on them.

    The first is 2 Tim. 3:1-2a

    3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud

    from the KJV, in honor of Fundy mogs everywhere.

  9. I’ll bet that if any young person at Trieber’s church or college were to go to a Justin Bieber concert, the youth would face discipline. And yet some old geezer envies the adulation of Bieber enough to rip off his phenom.

    How sick is this?

  10. The real winner of this contest was not shown. It was a picture of Treiber with the caption:

    Heil mein Fรผhrer

  11. Trieber Fever ๐Ÿ™‚ that one’s pretty good.
    You all need a sense of humor. It’s just a shirt. The whole point of a t-shirt is to be funny. Not send some deeper message.

    1. It’s the same as when people refer to Darrell as Dar-El (like Kal-El). No one’s saying Darrell should be worshipped like some sort of Super man. It’s just a joke.

    2. If pop-culture is so evil, then Fundy’s should separate from it. Not celebrate its use. I understand the attempt at humor, but see it as hypocrisy on their side.

      I’m pretty sure a BeiberFever tee shirt would result in disciplinary action. And at least that Justin kid never claims humility, as far as I know.

  12. I think they should have gone for an ironic design…like a picture of someone putting the copy paper in upside-down with a caption that says “GSBC Rebel”. (Those that have read their MOG-centered handbook will get this…I hope.)

    1. … Or they could just quote the staff manual page that says none of your relatives can get sick or die unless they clear it with the pastor first.

  13. A whole lot of pop culture references amongst the t-shirt collection.

    Glee, Bieber, Napoleon Dynamite, Despicable Me, etc.

    So is it that the staff is so separated from “worldiness” they do not realize the students are obviously very familiar with pop culture? Or do they really not care?

    Also, copyright violations galore…IFBx churches tend to do that a lot.

    1. Use for parody purposes is actually covered under fair use. Tacky, perhaps, but fair use.

      1. Thanks.

        When my former Fundy pastor dressed up as Batman and the youth pastor as Robin and they created this whole faux episode just to explain their precious workers standards…did that go beyond fair use?

    2. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jack Trieber has absolutely no idea who Bieber is! He probably thinks it’s a reference to 49er Fever. Trieber has been stuck in the 1950’s since his childhood. And, I don’t think anyone’s educating him, cuz if he knew, most of those T’s wouldn’t be on HIS college site!

      My personal favorite is on page 6: GSBC T-Shirt Contest AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT

      Now there’s a GSBC student who’s been checking out YouTube lately!

      1. IFB’s are stuck in 1950’s period, or the 1920’s or 1930’s in the case of Jack Hyles.

        Trieber still thinks kids listen to records on stereo and people still send Western Union telegrams. Trieber didn’t even know what an iPod was or a CD player (something that has become minute since the beginning of the 21st century).

        Jim Vineyard’s church is stuck in the 1950’s as Vineyard is still appalled at seeing women in slacks.

        But these shirts most likely start at $24.95 in the GSBC book store and at the church office.

        Something else to note is Trieber still thinks Steve Young is the Quarterback for the 49ers!

  14. Is that Tim, Heir to the Throne, Trieber, pictured with the founding fathers? If so, was he a founder is the prestige inherited by son of the founder?

    1. Golden State names Alvin Martinez its most famous alum and they’ve got t-shirts of Martinez they sell in their student book store.

  15. The only guys on that stupid T shirt who were there at the founding was Boruff and Trieber…The OX wasn’t even involved in the founding and Jeremy Kobernat was a student at the time. Jim Jorgenson and Andy Harrell would be more appropriate, but they are gone now.

  16. Contest over, and the winners are…12 non-controversial designs. However, the student body voted 1st place to two slogans which seem typical to what is on all college student’s minds, fundamentalist, or not…the opposite sex!

    1st place Slogans: Found This Amazing Girl @ GSBC
    Found This Amazing Guy @ GSBC

    Gotta love it!

  17. I want one of those Trieber Fever shirts.

    Why isn’t there one for Bro. Martinez?????

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