Category Archives: Fundamentalism

Give Her Some Credit

Bob Jones University is seeking accreditation now, and that’s a good thing because the increase of degree mills and consequent backlash is likely to make this not an unusual case: Melinda Benton, who has taught at the Winchester college since 1996, filed suit in 2001, seeking an injunction barring the state from enforcing a law [...]

Choraling Rutter

Kudos to Dan Forrest. I didn’t really know him that well, but we were in at least one music theory class together in college. Apparently he needed the class less than I, because he just beat out John Rutter for first prize in the John Ness Beck award for outstanding selected sacred choral anthem. No [...]

John Roberts to Bob Jones: “Go Soak Your Head”

The likely next Supreme had limited patience with the former president of my alma mater: The young lawyer in 1983 also showed his exasperation with a “petulant” Bob Jones III, president of the ultra-conservative Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. The school had recently had its tax-exempt status revoked because of its racial policies. And [...]