Communist College or Xtian Nightmare?
Pensacola Christian College in Florida is perhaps the most disturbing college I have ever seen or heard about. There is a website called "The Student Voice" that lists (sarcasm used to emphasize the ridiculousness) the rules and issues with this school.
Here is an example of rules for Social Interaction.
No student is allowed to talk or otherwise interact with another student of the opposite sex outside of a "chaperoned" area. It does not matter if they are alone or among hundreds of students if it is not an "official" chaperoned area.
FOR INSTANCE, consider these. . . .
1.) "This is a reminder that the hallway in front of the Field House is an unchaperoned area. Couples may walk through the area during the daytime, Monday-Friday, but may not loiter."
2.) "This is a reminder that the social hours [chaperoned hours] in the Commons Plaza are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. or dusk (whichever comes first) Monday through Saturday, and 12:15 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays."
3.) "The Academic mall areas are unchaperoned areas in the evening. Students taking evening classes should socialize in the classrooms only."
You may not interact with a student of the opposite sex in any way off-campus without prior approval and an approved chaperone.
Men may not give their suit jacket to their date.
Each gender must use segregated stairways, elevators and in some cases, sidewalks.
There is to be no physical contact between students of the opposite sex, except perhaps on some "dating outings," where hand-holding games are played.
The official rule on "indirect contact" is unknown. It is much talked about, but unevenly enforced. This includes such things as tugging on a coat, poking with a pencil, etc.
Siblings of the opposite sex should not interact in unchaperoned areas to abstain from the "appearance of evil."
"It is proper, although not required, for a young man to give a corsage to his date and for a young lady to give a boutonniere. It is not appropriate for plants, fruit, stuffed animals, and other such items to be brought to Fine Arts programs."
There is to be NO. . .
Chewing gum indoors (in certain buildings).
Sleeping in church.
Having more than 8 people at a table in the Varsity Commons.
Eating food purchased off-campus in a public area.
Walking on the grass or landscape.
Wearing face paint at Greek Rush.
Selling anything in the dorms.
Violent, "occult," or "lewd" computer games.
Covering your Photo ID picture in any way.
Playing of instruments (of any kind) in your room, or outside. The only place to play on campus is in the practice rooms.
Possession of an electric guitar or amplifier.
Taking part in a collegian meeting other than your own.
Automotive repair on campus.
Horseplay. This is completely subjective and can be for anything from loudness to throwing a pillow.
"Indirect Horseplay." This appears to be watching "horseplay" from a distance without doing anything to stop it/being entertained by it.
"Flipping." This involves flipping the empty offering plate as you pass it; it may be considered a disruption of the service.
Turning in another student's attendance card.
Disrespect or "bad attitude."
Using another person's automobile.
Lying or any form of deception (widely interpreted and applicable only to students).
Unauthorized possession of a weapon.
"Obscene" language. This includes the terms "suck" or "sucks."
Attendance at a movie theater or unapproved concert/event.
Visiting Pensacola Junior College or the Unversity of West Florida.
Disrupting a public gathering or function.
Possession or use of tobacco/alcohol/controlled substances (includes glue).
Duplicating keys (for those of you who brought down your key-duplicator machine).
Assault or attempted assault.
Gambling (or possession of standard playing cards).
Involvement in any occultic activity.
"Cracking" the communion cups.
Participating in unauthorized protest, petition, or riot.
Writing or distributing unauthorized literature.
All music, speaking, skits, or public/semi-public performances of any kind must be passed by the administration. This includes collegian meetings, Sunday school, Student Body, etc.
You must follow all usher instructions.
"Students are to walk to activities at the Academy, Print Shop, Awana, Youth Group, and Collegian meetings. Anyone needing to drive should get it approved a head [sic] of time with the Dean of Men's Office."
Finally there is IMPROPER PROCEDURE, which is a catch-all for anything you do which they don't want you to do, but hadn't thought of making it a rule yet.
See more, if you dare: http://pcci.edu
*Our world is far more complex than the rigid structure we want to assign to it, and we will probably never fully understand it.*
"Those believers who are sophisticated enough to understand the paradox have found exciting ways to bend logic into pretzel shapes in order to defend the indefensible." - Hamby