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Through BJU's interracial dating/marriage spectacle, the entire country came to link Bob Jones University - and its students, graduates, and faculty - with an ill-conceived, bigoted religious doctrine, proclaimed by Bob Jones III to be based upon the Bible. A primary fundamentalist conviction of Bob Jones University is that the Scriptures forbid interracial dating and marriage..." (I remember being taught at BJU that "convictions are carefully based upon Scripture and never change whereas preferences can change at will.")When the Supreme Court ruled against Bob Jones III and his Rules in 1983, Mr.As the case wound its way through the Federal courts, Bob Jones and BJU were successful in convincing the Fourth U. Jones spoke passionately in interviews with the print and broadcast media regarding the ruling against BJU and its interracial dating ban:"Religious freedom has been murdered by the Supreme Court today.""..."The university had a policy, based on its understanding of the Bible, that forbade interracial dating and marriage among its students.In order to make that policy easier to enforce, the university did not admit blacks..."2.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.
As any preacher or educator knows, nothing preaches or teaches principles and precepts to a student as loudly as a preacher's or an educator's example.
Maybe his students are isolated and get their news from BJU's Bookstore. Neal's 8 page pamphlet WITH SCRIPTURAL PASSAGES, defending Bob Jones University's interracial dating/marriage Rule and teachings.
Those students who received all their information from the University bookstore had the opportunity to purchase a pamphlet by Dr. Yet, Bob Jones III testified before the world that "There have been four, five, six generations of students that graduated from [BJU who] have NEVER heard this preached in our chapel or taught in our school." Mr. Was this due to an oversight or is it evidence of a deliberate act of dishonesty? Bob Jones III publicly retracted and corrected his statement?
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.
The university, with about 5,000 students, didn't begin admitting black students until nearly 20 years after the U. "We failed to accurately represent the Lord and to fulfill the commandment to love others as ourselves. Though no known antagonism toward minorities or expressions of racism on a personal level have ever been tolerated on our campus, we allowed institutional policies to remain in place that were racially hurtful," the statement said.