Bob jones ban on interracial dating
“If you are trying to reach voters in the South Carolina primary, and also if you are trying to communicate with a certain group of voters nationally, that’s not a bad visit to make,” she said.
“Bob Jones University, in terms of its role in campaigns, is probably not as strong as it once was.
Remaining unnoticed, however, is an apparent conflict between two prominent religious universities’ takes on student sexuality and the 2014 guidelines on preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity.
And that guidance was not affected by the White House action last week.
At Bob Jones University, Scripture is our final authority for faith and practice and it is our intent to have it govern all of our policies.
It teaches that God created the human race as one race.
The complex financial reorganization includes the for-profit merging with the operation of a nonprofit elementary school that shares roots with the university.
For those made new in Christ, all sinful social, cultural and racial barriers are erased (Colossians ), allowing the beauty of redeemed human unity in diversity to be demonstrated through the Church.
Meanwhile, other folks had some real explaining to do.
But people who knew I’d attended the school wanted to hear my take on the matter. Advertisement Obligingly, I wrote an opinion piece describing my experiences inside the Bob Jones University bubble and urging more tolerance for different points of view.
Finally, most shockingly to those of us raised in the unapologetic culture of fundamentalism, Bob Jones III appeared on CNN’s “Larry King Live” to announce the school was dropping its interracial dating ban.
The grandson of the school’s founder and president of the university, Jones explained to King that the ban, which had cost the school its tax exempt status in 1983, was part of the school’s resistance to “one world order.” Part of Biblical literalist doctrine, “one world order” is believed to signify the end of time, as governments, religions, and races come together and the antichrist appears on Earth.