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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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  • Bibliop... cellophane 2012/05/01 02:31:12
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    According to these inane rules there's hardly anything on tv that he CAN watch.
  • cellophane Bibliop... 2012/05/01 03:13:44
    cellophane
    +1
    True. But he agreed....
  • BrianD3 cellophane 2012/05/01 14:41:33
    BrianD3
    +1
    he just wishes to avoid beiing held accountible for breaking rules he had agreed to follow.
  • Tennyson James 2012/05/01 00:27:28
    Fair
    Tennyson James
    +3
    Even the brief facts in this post state that (contrary to the title of the thread) he was not kicked out simply for watching Glee, but rather had accumulated several write ups and most likely reached the schools limit of warnings. He chose to go to this school and had to agree to abide by its rules as a condition of his acceptance. He broke the rules, so he got kicked out. What on earth is unfair about that? Is it no longer fair to expect people to abide by the rules they freely agree to?
  • BrianD3 Tennyso... 2012/05/01 14:42:30
    BrianD3
    +1
    there is a large portion of our population that believes things like accountibility and consequences are not fair
  • Tennyso... BrianD3 2012/05/01 15:12:00
    Tennyson James
    +1
    It's a shame isn't it?
  • boatnectar 2012/05/01 00:27:11
  • BrianD3 boatnectar 2012/05/01 14:42:43
    BrianD3
    no, Glee is gay
  • Kit_Kat 2012/05/01 00:24:58
    Fair
    Kit_Kat
    +3
    I HATE to say it, but in this situation its fair. He knew what kind of school he was applying for. If he felt the need to go to some crazy probably religious nut job school, let him suffer.
  • BrianD3 Kit_Kat 2012/05/01 14:43:11
    BrianD3
    +1
    you are right, it is all on him. He chose to be there and he chose to break the rules repeatedly
  • chrystal97 2012/05/01 00:24:49
    Fair
    chrystal97
    +1
    He chose this type of school. Why would he want an education from such narrow minded "educators?" It was against the rules and with private universities, they can enforce whatever crazy rules they make.
  • Shadow13 2012/05/01 00:22:44
    Foul
    Shadow13
    I would perceive that as a badge of honor. Religious fundamentalism such as this is dangerous because it separates itself from society and ultimately seeks to dominate.
  • BrianD3 Shadow13 2012/05/01 14:43:45
    BrianD3
    not unlike the fascist progressives
  • Shadow13 BrianD3 2012/05/01 16:05:47
    Shadow13
    That's as stupid as calling someone a "Muslim Atheist."
    Progressive politics empathize the democratization of political power, and the fascist seek to consolidate it. The progressive wants an economy that benefits the public interest, while the fascist believes that the public should be exploited for personal gain.
    Read a book, you might learn something.
  • BrianD3 Shadow13 2012/05/01 16:13:30
    BrianD3
    really, somebody that believes the government should control industry is automatically precluded from believeing in a God?

    Perhaps you might try taking your own advice
  • Shadow13 BrianD3 2012/05/01 16:50:39 (edited)
    Shadow13
    I never said that progressive political philosophy was exclusive to atheists. In fact, many are religious, we just don't go around demanding everyone follow our religion.
    Also I wouldn't go around espousing the "Christian" virtues of capitalism especially with Ayn Rand quotes. Just recently Paul Ryan got called out on it by a Jesuit priest, http://www.liberalfix.com/201... . In fact, there are many arguments made that justify social ownership within Christianity itself even prefer it over Randian capitalism.
  • BrianD3 Shadow13 2012/05/01 16:52:30
    BrianD3
    sure you do, the PC Police constantly try to goad and harass the public in general
  • Shadow13 BrianD3 2012/05/01 17:32:50
  • BrianD3 Shadow13 2012/05/01 17:35:36
    BrianD3
    no I mean the people that wish to silence all who dissent. But yet, the PC police seek to inflict their version of morality through force or power.

    wow, you sure assume much about me. Too bad you are wrong.
  • Shadow13 BrianD3 2012/05/01 18:15:10
    Shadow13
    Your bitching about the "PC police," an entity that only exist in the minds of a hopelessly deluded group of people, reveals that you are a person that thinks of themselves as "unPC."
    The very fact that you are actually trying to redefine the English language is proof enough for me to already perceive you as a moron something that I did not need to assume as it was clearly obvious. You are like those people who call people "Fascist Communists" oblivious to the fact that the words reference completely opposing ideologies, instead you manufacture what YOU think the word means and use it as that. Isn't that the original root here? That you seem to equate anyone YOU don't agree with by slapping on a label like "fascist." Meanwhile, you are oblivious to the very meaning of the word, while ironically demonstrating the very attitudes you accuse others of performing.

    To summarize. (Speaking slowly and loudly) Learn the meaning of words before you use them, otherwise people will think you are retarded.
  • BrianD3 Shadow13 2012/05/01 19:06:59
    BrianD3
    PC people are mean spirited people who see the world though only one lense and wish to deny that anyone could percieve or consider the world in another manner. They are the most intolerant people around.
  • BrianD3 Shadow13 2012/05/01 19:08:52
    BrianD3
    when people try to control what is not theirs fascist does come to mind as a descriptive term. The PC people fit that fairly well.
  • captainquiggle 2012/05/01 00:17:48
    Fair
    captainquiggle
    +1
    What sort of nutty religious school is that? Yes, they have the "right" to kick him out for being normal, but... ummm... that would really call into question what kind of education they really have to offer anyway, when they are so sheltered and prefer to keep their students that way. I say he was wasting his money with them and should go to a normal school.
  • Tomus Megalomania 2012/05/01 00:16:19
    Foul
    Tomus Megalomania
    +2
    Huh? What kind of a school is this?
  • BrianD3 Tomus M... 2012/05/01 14:44:12
    BrianD3
    +1
    a private school
  • Horace 2012/05/01 00:15:39
    Fair
    Horace
    +7
    First of all there nearly always turns out to be more to these stories than meets the eye, second of all Bob Jones is not the only university in the country, he could well have chosen another university with less harsh rules but he chose this one knowing full well what the rules were and then decided to break them, the punishment was to be expected.
  • juicebox07 Horace 2012/05/01 00:27:12
    juicebox07
    +2
    I voted foul simply because I think those rules are absolutely ridiculous. However, you're right that since he chose to go there, he should not have broken the rules.
  • Chris D 2012/05/01 00:14:33
    Foul
    Chris D
    I want to party with Bob Jones !
    hot college party
  • richwright Chris D 2012/05/01 03:07:36
    richwright
    +1
    they well might loosen Bob up a bit or maybe just stiffen him up. who knows?
  • Somkey the Hores 2012/05/01 00:13:16
    Fair
    Somkey the Hores
    +2
    Peterman sounds like an athie plant. Besides, "Glee" is glay.
  • BrianD3 Somkey ... 2012/05/01 13:37:52
    BrianD3
    Glee is gay and you might be right about the guy being a plant
  • Somkey ... BrianD3 2012/05/03 07:34:17
    Somkey the Hores
    +1
    Yeah, a FRUIT plant.
  • Pinky 2012/05/01 00:12:16
    Foul
    Pinky
    But hey, better to be kicked out of a weird school like that than to become one of them! O_O

    And FYI, if those are the rules, they were made to be broken.
  • Zervur 2012/05/01 00:11:43
    Fair
    Zervur
    +2
    The college can do whatever it wants.
  • richwright Zervur 2012/05/01 03:08:45
    richwright
    Its the second amendment I mean commandment.
  • Zervur richwright 2012/05/01 22:42:20
    Zervur
    Are you responding to something other than what I said?
  • chgo 2012/05/01 00:11:29
    Foul
    chgo
    +1
    What kind of private, for-profit "university" is that place? Everything from SC is trash, it seems.
  • BrianD3 chgo 2012/05/01 13:38:14
    BrianD3
    so much for liberal tolerance then
  • Izariel 2012/05/01 00:10:57
    Foul
    Izariel
    +1
    It's hard to pass judgment when not all the facts are known. But still, it seems extreme. Glee does deal with adult themes, sometimes too adult. I'm pretty conservative but I still enjoy watching it.
  • kofp 2012/05/01 00:10:52
    Fair
    kofp
    +6
    Basically if the school has oppressive rules, who would want to bother with such a place? He should have known this before enrolling. A school has a right to throw out people who are a nuisance to its essential objectives, especially if it is a private institution. Let them throw him out. Verdict: Fair.

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