Bob jones dating policy
In 2008, past president Stephen Jones, great-grandson of evangelist and university founder Bob Jones, apologized for the school’s past racial discrimination. — Bob Jones University says it will regain its federal tax-exempt status on March 1, more than three decades after the IRS stripped its nonprofit ranking following a landmark U. The conservative Christian university dropped its interracial dating ban in a nationally televised interview with past president Bob Jones III on CNN in 2000.
Jones said the blending of worldwide governments, ethnic groups and religions would signal the coming of the Antichrist and so the school stands against that."We don't have to have that rule," Jones said. It's so significant to the world at large, the media in particular, why should we have this thing here as an obstacle?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.C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Greenville, South Carolina, from January 16-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community.Steve Pettit and Carl Abrams talked about Bob Jones University, a Christian liberal arts college at the center of a Supreme Court Case about civil rights and religious liberty.Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit talked about the college’s history and how it came to Greenville, south Carolina.While Bob Jones III deliberately sought to deceive Larry King and his audience by saying, "...
The University and Bob Jones III did, in fact, attempt to back up their interracial dating/marriage Rules with Scripture.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. -- whether Protestant, Catholic or Muslim -- the freedom to worship.
Bob Jones University firmly believes in freedom of speech and freedom of religion -- a tenet of America which we must all work together to uphold and defend. Everyone has the right under the Constitution to believe and practice his faith even when his faith may be out of sync with another's belief.
In his first meeting with the university’s cabinet, Pettit said he believed it was appropriate for the school to seek its tax-exempt status because the it no longer believes the positions it once held about race.
Pettit called the university’s racist policies a social issue that was not biblical.“The Bible is very clear,” Pettit said as he announced the change to the university Wednesday night.
In fact, they published a couple of different sets of Scripture to do so.