BJU says rape is the woman’s fault

According to an investigative report from Al Jazeera America, rape victims looking for help at Bob Jones University were told to repent and seek out their own “root sin” that caused them to be raped.

So, as always, it’s the woman’s fault.


Raised in a conservative Mennonite home in rural Ohio, Katie Landry was a sheltered kid. She hadn’t even held hands with a boy when, at age 19, she says her supervisor at her summer job raped her. Two years later, and desperate for help, she reported the abuse to the dean of students at her college.

Landry ended up dropping out of college, and didn’t tell anyone else for five years.