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  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: From Bible Bill To Comrade Kenney Canada's Church Blockade, To Forgive

    04/10/2021 8:31:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/10/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend your host with his formerly stained fingers at the keyboard with another post looking in all kinds of directions. Lets go to conventional politics the kind backed by and controlled by Big Business. Mike Pence lining up his loyalists and among them Kellyanne Conway... Now the story of the "Alberta Wall" the three layers of fencing erected around Grace Life Church just outside the city limits of Edmonton in Canada. Its the coronavirus crackdown enforced by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a private security company.... At one time the "Conservative Christian" Premier of Alberta William...
  • [LGBT] Crybullies Sue Christian Colleges [ed]

    03/31/2021 7:56:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    American Conservative ^ | March 30, 2021 | Rod Dreher
    Aprofessor of law sent this Washington Post story to me, with the comment: A suit to “Bob Jones” Christian schools—take away their tax exempt status for discriminating against LGBTQ students, just like what happened to Bob Jones U when it used to ban interracial dating. There are some technical legal problems (regarding standing to sue) for the private plaintiffs, but one wonders how much the Biden administration will resist. What does the Post story say? Excerpts:
  • Ted Cruz plans religious liberty rally at Bob Jones

    10/16/2015 7:11:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/15 | Shane Goldmacher
    Ted Cruz is planning a major rally around religious liberty in November at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, the latest in his continued push to win over evangelical voters who comprise a key voting bloc in the Republican primaries. The rally, to be held on November 14, is modeled after a similar one that Cruz held in August in Iowa. Cruz told a Des Moines crowd of more than 2,500 then that, “There is a war on faith in America today.” Cruz has made outreach to conservative Christians central to his candidacy. He launched his campaign in March at...
  • Prophet Bob Jones Passes Away

    02/15/2014 10:08:50 AM PST · by wonkowasright · 57 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2/14/2014 | Jennifer LeClaire
    Bob Jones, who operated in prophetic ministry for more than four decades, has gone home to be with the Lord. "Bob passed away at 6:22 this morning, peacefully and smiling," says Rick Joyner, founder and executive director of MorningStar Ministries. "Bob was known around the world for his prophetic gift, but he was also the greatest lover of God and people that I ever knew. It seems fitting that he would pass on a day that celebrates love." According to Jones’ website, when he was only 7 years old and walking on a dirt road in Arkansas, the archangel Gabriel...
  • How the 'fortress of fundamentalism' handles sexual assault

    11/14/2013 4:55:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    aljezzera ^ | Claire Gordon
    ydia still doesn’t know why she was expelled from Bob Jones University in March 2009. But she believes it has something to do with the fact that she was raped. Lydia, who asked to be identified by only her first name, loved BJU, a Christian university in Greenville, S.C., when she started there in the fall of 2008. Pursuing a nursing major, she enjoyed the classes, played intramural sports and had a great group of friends. Then, when she went home over Christmas break, she says she was raped by an acquaintance. For weeks, Lydia didn’t tell anybody about it,...
  • Want Catholic Art? Fundamentalist Bob Jones University Has It

    11/28/2011 12:35:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/21/11 | David Gibson
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Walking across the tidy campus of Bob Jones University, there’s no obvious sign this bastion of Christian fundamentalism is also home to one of the nation’s largest collections of Renaissance and Baroque religious art from the heart of Catholic Europe. It’s all the more surprising since the school’s old-time Protestant leaders have for years taught that Catholicism is a “cult” and even the “Mother of Harlots.” “You go into that gallery and its big, amazing paintings are really staggering, and you know you can’t buy altarpieces like that anymore,” said David Steel, curator of European art at...
  • Bob Jones III becomes latest Christian leader to challenge Obama's Christianity

    11/15/2011 5:10:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Wave / CNN ^ | November 14, 2011 | Dan Gilgoff
    Bob Jones III, chancellor of the fundamentalist South Carolina university that bears his family’s name, has become the latest conservative Christian leader to publicly cast doubt on President Barack Obama’s stated Christian commitment. "I've no reason to think he's a Christian,” Jones told National Journal in an interview published Saturday. “Anyone can say he's a Christian. “Some people will say whatever they think the politically helpful thing would be,” Jones said. “I say, 'Where is the evidence that he is a Christian?' " Jones is an influential conservative leader in South Carolina, home to one of the nation’s key Republican...
  • Bob Jones III latest Christian leader to doubt Obama's Christianity

    11/15/2011 1:52:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CNN Belief ^ | 11/15/2011 | Dan Golgoff
    Bob Jones III, chancellor of the fundamentalist South Carolina university that bears his family’s name, has become the latest conservative Christian leader to publicly cast doubt on President Barack Obama’s stated Christian commitment. "I've no reason to think he's a Christian,” Jones told National Journal in an interview published Saturday. “Anyone can say he's a Christian. “Some people will say whatever they think the politically helpful thing would be,” Jones said. “I say, 'Where is the evidence that he is a Christian?' " Jones is an influential conservative leader in South Carolina, home to one of the nation’s key Republican...
  • Bob Jones University — Racist and Anti-Catholic?

    03/02/2009 11:00:55 AM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies · 1,097+ views
    ncr ^ | 12/8/08 | Father Dwight Longenecker
    Last week, Bob Jones University issued a public apology for its racist past. When I attended the Protestant fundamentalist college in the mid-1970s, the institution was still struggling to overcome the blatant racism for which it had become famous. While I was a student, the first black man was admitted. He was an older married man who lived off-campus, and the unspoken suspicion was that as such, he was therefore not a danger to the white girls on campus. Although the ban on black students had just been lifted, there was still a rule against interracial dating. Not only were...
  • Mitt wept when church ended discrimination

    12/16/2007 7:57:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 274 replies · 890+ views
    The Politico ^ | December 16, 2007 | Mike Allen
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today that he wept with relief when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormons, announced a 1978 revelation that the priesthood would no longer be denied to persons of African descent. Romney’s eyes appeared to fill with tears as he discussed the emotional subject during a high-stakes appearance that he handled with no major blunders. “I was anxious to see a change in my church,” said the Republican presidential candidate, appearing for the full hour just two weeks ahead of the crucial Iowa caucuses. “I can...
  • Dr. Albert Mohler On The Significance Of Bob Jones III's Endorsement Of Mitt Romney

    10/20/2007 5:10:36 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 30 replies · 274+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/18/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Joined now by the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, my colleague on the Salem Radio Network airwaves, and on their editorial board, Dr. Albert Mohler. Al, good to have you back, thanks for joining us.  AM: Hugh, it’s always great to be with you.  HH: Your reaction, Al, to the announcement yesterday first of Dean Robert Taylor of Bob Jones University, and then to Chancellor of Bob Jones University, Bob Jones III’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. Were you surprised? AM: Well, I was surprised only perhaps in the timing, but in all, no, I’m really not surprised. I think this...
  • Bob Jones Dean Endorses … Romney! (update: chancellor Bob Jones III agrees)

    10/16/2007 3:50:30 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 93 replies · 141+ views
    Wallstreet Journal's Washington Wire ^ | October 15, 2007 | Michael M. Phillips
    A top official at Bob Jones University, the Evangelical Christian school with a history of anti-Mormon rhetoric, plans to throw his weight behind Mormon presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Robert R. Taylor, dean of the university’s college of arts and sciences, said he believes the former Massachusetts governor is the only Republican candidate who both stands a chance of winning the White House and will reliably implement the anti-abortion, antigay marriage, pro-gun agenda of Christian conservatives.[...] This afternoon, Bob Jones III, chancellor of the university, told the Greenville News that he, too, is endorsing Romney. “This is all about beating Hillary...
  • Romney gets some help from Bob Jones University

    10/16/2007 1:43:49 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 73 replies · 217+ views
    The CarpetBagger Report.com ^ | October 16, 2007 | Steve Benen
    As recently as 2000, Bob Jones III wrote an open letter that referred to both Catholicism and Mormonism as “cults which call themselves Christian.” And yet, seven years later, a top official at the conservative, fundamentalist Bob Jones University is throwing his political support to Mormon presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Robert R. Taylor, dean of the university’s college of arts and sciences, said he believes the former Massachusetts governor is the only Republican candidate who both stands a chance of winning the White House and will reliably implement the anti-abortion, antigay marriage, pro-gun agenda of Christian conservatives. “The fact that...
  • Jones Drops In At Hunter Event (Duncan Hunter in S.C.)

    05/22/2007 5:56:56 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 21 replies · 838+ views
    Campaigns and Elections ^ | 05/22/2007 | John Boyanoski
    Dr. Bob Jones III pulled a small silver camera from his jacket pocket and asked someone to take a picture of him, presidential candidate Duncan Hunter and retired Air Force hero Chuck Yeager together. For Hunter, it was a visual endorsement from one of South Carolina's most influential religious and political leaders. For Jones, it was one step closer to making a decision on which he way he may lean in the 2008 presidential campaign. He likes what Hunter, a California congressman, as well as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee stand for. He doesn't like U.S. Sen. John McCain of...
  • 'Your argument is with Bible, not us'Bob Jones University declines meeting

    04/03/2007 11:37:39 AM PDT · by keats5 · 104 replies · 3,658+ views
    WND ^ | April 3, 2007 | 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
    A team of homosexual activists whose goal is to "dialogue" with Christian colleges about changing their beliefs regarding the "gay" lifestyle is coming to Bob Jones University, but campus officials already have made plans to, very politely, disinvite them from campus. The "Soulforce Equality Riders" several weeks ago launched teams in two buses with directions to head to several dozen Christian colleges and "address discriminatory" policies on those campuses. However, officials at Bob Jones University, a leader in Christian education as well as publishing and ministry, say there's no point in meeting with the group, scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
  • Racism fades, but not religion - These days, Southern churches embrace God and other races

    03/21/2007 3:49:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 829+ views
    For a taste of the old South, you can attend a Civil War battle re-enactment. Or you can visit Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. This fundamentalist school - catchphrase: "Brains are no substitute for God" - forbade interracial dating among its students until 2000. The place is easy to mock, and people often do. The Bob Jones rulebook bans all the things that other students think make college fun: booze, cigarettes, fornication. Mark Lopez, one of the 4,200 smartly dressed and unfailingly polite students at Bob Jones, says he applied there because he wanted to study "conservative Christian music":...
  • McCain Would Consider Bob Jones Invite

    08/29/2006 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 8 replies · 477+ views
    Breitbart & AP ^ | August 28, 2006 | JIM DAVENPORT
    Republican Sen. John McCain says he would consider speaking at Bob Jones University, a school he criticized during the 2000 presidential campaign for its ban on interracial dating and anti-Catholic views. "I can't remember when I've turned down a speaking invitation. I think I'd have to look at it," McCain told The State newspaper in South Carolina. The potential 2008 presidential candidate and Arizona senator said he would have to look at Bob Jones University's latest policy statements. "I understand they have made considerable progress," he said. In 2000, McCain assailed the Christian fundamentalist school for its policies and rival...
  • Judge Roberts to Bob Jones: Go Soak Your Head

    08/29/2005 5:26:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 221 replies · 3,572+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/29/05 | AP
    Supreme Court nominee John Roberts suggested a conservative Ronald Reagan supporter "go soak his head" after he criticized the White House for avoiding his fight with the IRS, new documents show. Roberts also pushed the Reagan administration to get its conservative policies enacted so future presidents could not readily abrogate them, according to the papers. And he showed displeasure with the federal judiciary, saying the Justice Department needs to get legal solutions "less dependent on the fiat of unelected jurists." The documents were revealed Monday as the National Archives released more of Roberts' working papers from his time as a...
  • Bob Jones III To Retire As BJU President

    01/24/2005 10:12:19 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 20 replies · 633+ views
    GREENVILLE - Bob Jones University announced Thursday that the school's president for the past 34 years, Bob Jones III, will retire in May. The school said Jones will step down during the annual commencement exercises on May 7. He will be replaced by his son, Stephen Jones, who is currently the vice president for administration. (Snip) Stephen Jones will be the fourth president in the 78-year history of the school. Jones' great-grandfather founded the school, which moved to Greenville from Tennessee in 1947. President George W. Bush was criticized for speaking at the school as a candidate in 2000 because...
  • Controversial Christian university president to retire

    01/21/2005 4:32:19 PM PST · by freedom44 · 25 replies · 841+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/21/05 | CNN
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) -- Bob Jones III said Thursday he will retire as president of the Christian university that bears his name, ending a 34-year reign during which the school grabbed headlines because of its racial policies and fundamentalist views. Jones' son will take over as president of the school in May. The 65-year-old Jones, whose grandfather founded Bob Jones University 78 years ago, said it was time for someone younger and "closer to the present generation" to take over. "I've seen too many institutions -- churches, Christian ministries -- suffer when somebody stays too long," he said. "And...