Bob jones dating policy
I said to our administration, ' You know guys, this thing is of such insignificance to us; it's so significant to the world at large. It hurts our graduates; our concern for the cause of Christ; our concern for our graduates; our concern for our testimony; our concern for the school's broader usefulness is greater to us than a rule that we never talk about and it is meaningless to us.
Jon Henry at Please Reconcile has done an excellent, nearly exhaustive job of recounting, line-by-line, the many untruths wrapped up in the LKL interview and in the above statement by Bob Jones III.
Criticism following Republican presidential candidate George W.
Bush's visit to Bob Jones University has led the school to drop its controversial ban on interracial dating."As of today, we've dropped the rule," Bob Jones III said on CNN's Larry King Live Friday night.
"Jones said the school had a greater concern for its graduates than for keeping the rule.
During Bush's appearance at the fundamentalist Christian school last month, the Texas governor told his audience that he shared their views.
History professor Carl Abrams explained the history behind the school’s ban on interracial dating, and how that ban came to an end in 2000.
But the university didn’t seek to reinstate its tax-exempt status until 2014 after Steve Pettit took over as the fifth president in the school’s 90-year history.“Organizing as a tax-exempt entity is something BJU has needed to do for quite some time,” Pettit said.
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It then wouldn’t admit any students who were in a mixed-race marriage and created rules to prohibit students from interracial dating.
The case rose to the Supreme Court, which ruled in 1983 that the IRS could revoke the university’s tax-exempt status because the government’s interest in eradicating racial discrimination from education overrode the university’s First Amendment right to religious free speech. After that decision, the IRS commissioner said the agency would not target the tax-exempt status of religious institutions that oppose gay marriage.