University Tells Rape Victims to Repent

A student at South Carolina’s Bob Jones University says she was raped by her supervisor at a summer job—and when she approached her college’s dean of students for help, she was told to repent. “He goes, ‘Well, there’s always a sin under another sin. There’s a root sin,’” the student recalled. “And he said, ‘We have to find the sin in your life that caused your rape.’ And I just ran.” Apparently she's not the only one who was blamed for causing her own rape at BJU, an American fundamentalist Christian campus, which teaches a literal interpretation of the Bible. Five students have come forward detailing similar treatment by the school’s faculty.