Tag Archives: Great BJU Protest of 2009

The Embarrassment of Protesting Racism: Ariel’s Thoughts

“To see this response again is very disappointing. Voicing protest is an essential part of the democratic process, in preserving the integrity of an institution, and in applying critical thinking skills. To see an officially recognized non-profit organization silence protest, especially over a moral and social issue such as racism, is a great disappointment.”

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Engaging the World — Debate and the BJU Protest: An Interview with Joe Laughon

“We highlighted the issues of racial indifference in the community and how the Board played a role in this. Furthermore, we highlighted major problems with how the Board and the League were set up, problems people had known about for awhile. The work that many people did — like Dr. Konrad Hack, Ryan Herche, Jon Chi Lou and others — is something to be proud of.”

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A Brief History of Homeschool Speech and Debate

“Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) began a homeschool debate league in 1996. Christy Shipe (then Farris), the daughter of HSLDA’s chairman and co-founder Michael Farris, started the league when she was a senior at Cedarville University. The goal of the league, according to Michael, was ‘to improve your child’s reasoning powers, clarity of thinking, and ability to stand for the truth of God’s word.’”

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