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Student Kicked Out of College After Watching 'Glee': Fair or Foul?

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Chris Peterman, a 23-year-old senior at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, was reportedly kicked out of school for watching an episode of "Glee." And he wasn't watching it in class, in his dorm, or anywhere on campus. He was watching it on his laptop at Starbucks. According to Jezebel, he had accumulated a handful of write-ups for 1) trying to start a group "aimed at ending sexual abuse," 2) showing up late to his dorm and 3) not shaving. The school says "Glee" was not the reason they expelled him, but Peterson says it was the last straw.



Bob Jones students are not permitted to watch television on campus, and while off campus there are still guidelines they must abide by. The handbook reads, "Students are to avoid any types of entertainment that could be considered immodest or that contain profanity, scatological realism, sexual perversion, erotic realism, lurid violence, occultism and false philosophical or religious assumptions." Do you think it was fair for the school to kick Peterson out?
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  • mm61675 2012/05/01 01:16:01
    Fair
    mm61675
    +18
    if that's the rules...............who the f would ever go to this college?!?! sounds like a prison

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  • ☠megan_massacre☠ 2012/05/01 02:19:57
    Foul
    ☠megan_massacre☠
    +1
    That's ridiculous. If I ever got kicked out of school for watching Glee, I would be so pissed. Glee is AMAZING!
    Blaine and the glee kids
  • Omni 2012/05/01 02:17:54 (edited)
  • richwright Omni 2012/05/01 02:57:00
    richwright
    I think the Republicans need to give it more federal funding to garner more votes.
  • conservyT 2012/05/01 02:17:38
    Fair
    conservyT
    +1
    Those are the School's Rules, so if you don’t like them then go somewhere else; too easy…
  • richwright conservyT 2012/05/01 02:57:41
    richwright
    Yep, rules are rules.
  • Ken 2012/05/01 02:12:20
    Foul
    Ken
    +1
    Ridiculous.
  • Tony Bensley 2012/05/01 02:11:43
    Foul
    Tony Bensley
    While there is more than a slight possibility that the University has their behinds covered by having whatever relevant rules outlined, I equate it with the old fashioned speedtraps (IE. Speed Limit sign hidden behind a tree). These rules are obviously beyond ridiculous, and serve no real constructive purpose!
  • richwright Tony Be... 2012/05/01 02:58:12
    richwright
    Except in south Carolina.
  • A Founding Father 2012/05/01 02:11:21 (edited)
    Foul
    A Founding Father
    +1
    Er, do you know about "Bob Jones University"? It is little wonder they didn't tie him to a stake and set him afire as a "Witch". "Bob Jones", "Jimmy Swagart", "Jerry Falwell", and
    "Oral Roberts" (among others) have all founded "Universities" given to recalling the dark ages of supersticions and delusions. Mr. Peterman needs to move on to a new school and make some "new beginnings".

    DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD SEND AN APPLICATION TO ANY OF THESE SCHOOLS!!!
  • CAPISCE 2012/05/01 02:11:12
    Fair
    CAPISCE
    +3
    Anyone stupid enough to watch Glee would flunk out anyway
  • peaches 2012/05/01 02:07:15
    Foul
    peaches
    +2
    Yeah, maybe there are rules, but has anyone actually considered how ridiculously wrong those rules are? Completely ridiculously, I certainly wouldn't want to go to a school that tried brainwashing me in that fashion.
  • TC1116 2012/05/01 02:06:56
    Fair
    TC1116
    +2
    There wasn't a "THIS IS REALLY STUPID" choice...and since there was nothing really proving that he was kicked out for watching that ridiculous show, or any show...that means that there is probably much more to this story than this kid is claiming. Remember - he chose this college, with all the rules and everything that goes with them. He could have gone anywhere else in the country. So, whatever rules he "did" break that got him expelled...guess what? - He may have deserved it. Schools don't just expel for fun. It wouldn't be very cost effective. So, he is probably not telling the whole story.
  • Xerxes 2012/05/01 02:05:51
    Foul
    Xerxes
    +4
    Question is misleading, I thought it was a real college not some religious zealot pretend college
  • Ves~Sai... Xerxes 2012/05/02 04:35:36
    Ves~Sailor Soldier of PHAET
    +2
    Haha! you nailed it.
  • Fenabarb 2012/05/01 02:00:05
    Foul
    Fenabarb
    +3
    what sort of school has those rules?
  • richwright Fenabarb 2012/05/01 02:48:10
    richwright
    +2
    One in a religious right wing State with nutcases.
  • A Found... Fenabarb 2012/05/01 04:14:03 (edited)
    A Founding Father
    +1
    Actually, there are real students there - sent there by their "evangelical" parents who then can sleep knowing Adam and Magdalene Mary will never touch alcohol, have sex, or even watch a movie. What do these kids do with their spare time? Er, well, sorta like kids everywhere, they drink beer, have sex, and download some movies. But, don't let anyone know about that.
  • Beat Ma... A Found... 2012/05/01 06:35:42
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    Extreme rules like this only encourage the undesired behavior and a culture of deception.
  • Angela Chambers 2012/05/01 01:56:35
    Foul
    Angela Chambers
    +2
    Getting kicked out of college for watching a TV Show? Ridiculous.
  • Sasquatch 2012/05/01 01:54:41
    Foul
    Sasquatch
    +2
    There's probably more to this than the article says, but seriously? Writing him up for not shaving and trying to start a group aimed at ENDING sexual abuse? Seems a little extreme....
  • A Found... Sasquatch 2012/05/01 04:11:15 (edited)
    A Founding Father
    +1
    Those are just the "revealed" extremes. You should learn more of the things that are hidden and never mentioned to the public. In that "Garden of Good and Evil", all sorts of happenings never see the light of day.
  • foobar 2012/05/01 01:53:59
    Fair
    foobar
    +2
    If the school has these kinds of restrictions then he probably exceeded them. I have to wonder why anyone would [want to] go to a school with such a narrow point of view, but that was a choice this young man made (or someone made it for him). Now he can go to another school. The Bob Jones people won't miss him and, likely, he won't them. Everyone, after a period of adjustment, will be better off.
  • Zion21 2012/05/01 01:53:30
    Foul
    Zion21
    +4
    I don't understand how this is even possible. This is pathetic.





  • Jay Calderone 2012/05/01 01:52:16
    Foul
    Jay Calderone
    Holy hooker. What is wrong with authority these days?!
  • The Impossible Girl ✿ 2012/05/01 01:48:08
  • richwright The Imp... 2012/05/01 02:59:56
    richwright
    +1
    They don't even have condoms and whipped cream. A total waste.
  • Sterling 2012/05/01 01:44:06
    Fair
    Sterling
    +4
    Welcome to the real world big guy. There's definitely more to this than meets the eye, and Bob Jones isn't even CLOSE to the strictest religious college out there (and they're private, so they get to make the rules).
  • mark Sterling 2012/05/01 03:36:32
    mark
    Bob Jones U , "The real world"? Really?
  • Sterling mark 2012/05/01 04:28:49
    Sterling
    The Real World meaning the world where when you're on private property you have to obey their rules.
  • mark Sterling 2012/05/01 04:34:33
    mark
    Apparently , even if your not on private property.
  • Sterling mark 2012/05/01 05:36:53
    Sterling
    Oh come off it, obviously the person didn't just watch glee. How would the school know?
  • Beat Ma... Sterling 2012/05/01 06:36:50
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    Snitches. Schools like this encourage snitching. My roommate attended one and I watched it go down.
  • Sterling Beat Ma... 2012/05/01 07:02:16 (edited)
    Sterling
    I suppose that's one possibility. I definitely don't support that kind of dogma in a school, however I do think they should have the freedom to have as strict of rules as they want. My buddy goes to PCC (Pensacola Christian), and believe me, it can be much, much worse.
  • Brandi Angela 2012/05/01 01:39:06
    Foul
    Brandi Angela
    I'm going to assume there is more to the story than that. But this school has some seriously insane rules. If I was that kid I'd be glad to get out of that stuffy environment.
    Side note the picture int he icon or whatever it is, is that from an upcoming episode? With Blaine in the Michigan shirt? Cause I don't remember him ever wearing that.
  • The Judge 2012/05/01 01:38:45 (edited)
    Foul
    The Judge
    +5
    Time to find a new school. This school is run by idiots.
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/05/01 01:30:32
  • zoilandon 2012/05/01 01:27:23
    Foul
    zoilandon
    +5
    As a Christian conservative, I can only say that Bob Jones is run by psychopaths. I do not say that with any sort of statisfaction. These are the folks who give Christian conservatism a bad name.
  • Onew Sangtae 2012/05/01 01:21:37
    Foul
    Onew Sangtae
    +2
    Even outside of the school...? The hell...
  • JoLost 2012/05/01 01:20:06
    Foul
    JoLost
    +1
    But rules are rules, if you dont like the rules, dont break them, move to change them.
  • mm61675 2012/05/01 01:16:01
    Fair
    mm61675
    +18
    if that's the rules...............who the f would ever go to this college?!?! sounds like a prison

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