Rape happens everywhere

Why are you making such a big deal of this? Why are you singling out Bob Jones University?

This objection was pretty shocking to see.

Granted, it may not have been a BJU grad who said it, but the callousness . . . was striking.

To be clear, as far as we could tell the GRACE report detailed only one rape that actually happened on campus. Rapes are not a common occurrence at BJU, the way they are on many other campuses, especially in the fraternity houses.

But a Christian organization is supposed to be protecting and helping people. A Christian organization should be quick to protect the most vulnerable. A Christian organization should be willing for anyone who has committed a heinous sin—even if it’s a popular leader—to be investigated for a crime. A Christian institution should be shining the light of truth into the darkest places. A Christian institution should be acting as a soul shepherd to the vulnerable.

We single out Bob Jones University because that’s very clearly where we’ve been called. Except for Dale, the rest of us, including all the advisors, are all alumni of the school. We want to see truth, righteousness, and the love of Christ prevail.

 

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