Dating at christian schools
For the first time in the school’s history, Bob Jones University observed Martin Luther King Jr. That’s a pretty big deal for a fundamentalist Christian school that didn’t even accept black students until the 1970s and banned interracial dating until as recently as 2000 because “it breaks down the barriers God has established.”To be sure, they didn’t exactly “celebrate” anything today. Jeffrey Hoffman, the Executive Director of BJUnity (an LGBT-affirming group for BJU alumni and students), said this is a big deal for the campus even if it may not seem like much outside that bubble.
They just closed the campus, which is a small way of acknowledging the federal holiday. When I was growing up at BJU, there was not a single name mentioned, when it was mentioned, with more revulsion than the name of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Other families may choose private schools because they want their children to receive a religious education or to focus on special skills or talents.
Bob Jones University (BJU) is a private, non-denominational Protestant university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, known for its conservative cultural and religious positions.
It has approximately 2,800 students, and it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.
In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000, in 2017, 40,000.
A standard does not mean a legalistic system or a social straight jacket.
Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.You could have a very low standard or a very high one.