hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,
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Crazy Conservatives

Wow, it's amazing the diversity our society exhibits. Take for example Wheaton College, a conservative Christian school 25 miles from Chicago. They're having their first dance in the schools 143 year history. From the article:
It was not until the 1960s that the school lifted the rule prohibiting students from going to movies. For generations, students were barred from dancing - on campus or off - unless it was with members of the same sex or a square dance. It was not until the 1990s that students and faculty were permitted to dance with spouses or relatives at family events such as weddings.

Nine months ago, the school lifted the ban altogether, freeing students to cut the rug on campus or off, at Chicago clubs or other places. (Wheaton also eased its ban on alcohol and smoking for faculty and staff. They can now drink and light up off campus, as long as it is not in front of undergraduates.)

Under the new set of rules, called the Community Covenant, students may dance, but should avoid behavior "which may be immodest, sinfully erotic or harmfully violent."
Crazy stuff. I find it interesting that they mention "harmfully violent" dancing, as I'm sure those students are just going to jump into a mosh pit . . .
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