Why is the State of South Carolina giving 2.5 million dollars of the public's money to help low-income students attend Bob Jones University (a.k.a Fundie U)?
Before the legislation was passed, Shannon said, private colleges had to be nonprofit organizations, have a major campus and headquarters in South Carolina and be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Under the new legislation, a private college can meet those criteria or it can simply be a bachelor's level institution chartered before 1962 with a major campus and headquarters in South Carolina, the latter of which allows Bob Jones to qualify.
Senators Michael Fair and Darrell Jackson sponsored the bill. Sounds like a little back channel fundie political pork to me.