Christian university offers new students "1st BJ" badge

1st BJ pin

The best part about the popularity of Foursquare is unhip people trying to recreate the social networking tool's "badge" system in real life. Sure, Bob Jones University probably has no idea what Foursquare is and that this badge is likely inspired by the old school, Boy Scout kind of badge, but we still like to imagine that checking in at Bob Jones U. will unlock the "1st BJ" badge:

In an attempt to make life a little easier on their incoming freshman, Bob Jones University decreed that the newbies should wear a pin for the first week or so of the semester to let everyone know that they were to be given lenience with crimes such as being tardy to class. [Stuff Fundies Like]

Before you start feeling bad for BJU and any innocent souls who would attend it, know that the school's sick history is easily Googled: 

"God intended segregation of the races and that the Scriptures forbid interracial marriage."

"Although BJU admitted Asians and other minorities from its inception, it did not enroll black students until 1971, eight years after the University of South Carolina and Clemson University had been integrated by court order. From 1971 to 1975, BJU admitted only married blacks"

"In 2000, following a media uproar prompted by the visit of presidential candidate George W. Bush to the University, Bob Jones III abruptly dropped the interracial dating rule."

"Also during the 2000 Republican primary campaign in South Carolina, Richard Hand, a BJU professor, spread a false e-mail rumor that John McCain had fathered an illegitimate [black] child."  [Wikipedia]

Commentarium (3 Comments)

Oct 13 10 - 5:23pm
bill

OMG how do I get my hands on one of those?

Oct 14 10 - 12:27pm
profrobert

Wait, they don't really have a professor there named "Dick Hand," do they?

Dec 11 11 - 10:38am
BOWENChasity

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