Bob jones university interracial dating policy
Though Bush denied the allegations, and subsequently apologized, the image remained in the public’s eye.
Not sure how a university could be both racist and anti-Catholic, and get away with it, I decided to do some research.
(experts.about.com) "The former policies of Bob Jones University on interracial dating are indebted to the founder's view that the Bible forbids interracial dating and marriage; though today Bob Jones University sometimes claims that the policy is a product of a (1950s) legal threat on the part of the parents of a female Asian student who threatened legal action after learning that their daughter was dating a white student." ( From: "significant" were THE RULES banning interracial dating to the Joneses and to the administrators of Bob Jones University?
A violation of any of Bob Jones University's RULES on interracial dating was viewed as so "significant" that it mandated the harshest punishment available to Bob Jones University: EXPULSION. After a 13 year battle, the Supreme Court ruled againt BJU and stripped BJU of its tax exempt status. Bob Jones III spoke passionately regarding the ruling against BJU and its interracial dating ban: "Religious freedom has been murdered by the Supreme Court today." "...
Not surprisingly, the site had an entire section devoted to recent press coverage and in defense of the institution.A Prime example of Jonesian Duplicity and doubledealing with the truth Finally, on March 3, 2000, on Larry King Live, Bob surprised the world by announcing: "We don't have to have that rule.In fact as of today we've dropped the rule for this reason today. Here's one of the premier academic institutions in America...Its justification: “We stand against the one-world government, against the coming world of anti-Christ, which is a one world system of blending of all differences, of blending of national differences, economic differences, church differences, into a big one ecumenical world.” BJU says it would prefer to keep the races separate.As a student put it, “My own personal belief is that God has made races perfect.