Why Did Bob Jones University Fire the Firm They Hired to Investigate Sexual Abuse?

A strange report coming out of South Carolina’s conservative Christian Bob Jones University, as the school has fired an independent firm they hired to investigate numerous allegations of sexual abuse, just one month before they were scheduled to release their detailed report.

Details are being kept quiet, but GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) is a Virginia-based firm that had been hired in November of 2012 to investigate several reports of sex abuse. The review was led by Boz Tchividjian, Billy Graham’s grandson, who has said he has no comment on the termination. For BJU’s part, they’ve said “Over the last several months, we grew concerned about how GRACE was pursuing our objectives, and on Jan. 27, 2014, BJU terminated its contract with GRACE. It is BJU’s intention to resolve its differences with GRACE, and we are disappointed a resolution could not be reached before our differences were made public.”

GRACE has released a statement mostly focusing on the victims they interviewed, saying “We grieve with those whose hopes will be crushed should this independent process remain incomplete. Please know that we heard your voice and it was not spoken in vain” …

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