Rape victims ‘hopeless’ after Bob Jones University response


The conservative Christian school responds to blistering report on how it told rape victims to repent

March 30, 2015 6:00PM ET

by Claire Gordon @clairedon Google+

Thousands watched in the campus chapel, and countless more tuned in to the live Web video earlier this month as the president of Bob Jones University addressed the school’s handling of sexual assault reports.

Like many of those with ties to the private school nicknamed the “fortress of faith,” Julia had been waiting decades for this moment.

After watching the video for just a few minutes, she vomited.

“I couldn’t stop throwing up,” said Julia (not her real name), who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity so as not to be linked to her alleged rapist. “It shocked me. There was nothing in me that prepared me for the response that came.”

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