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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.“We are made of one blood.”Bob Jones University lost its tax exemption after a 13-year battle with the IRS over whether the university’s policies against interracial dating precluded it as a non-taxable religious educational institution.
BJU is a place where Christian values are strengthened; where ministry is not a major, but a lifestyle; where a biblical worldview is integrated into everything we teach and do; and where excellence is taught, modeled, and expected.
Sometimes it takes actually seeing things written down to make them “real” to those of us who weren’t actually at the school when this policy was in effect. I read this handbook from 1995-96 and literally felt like I needed to throw up.
Me too…It’s amazing how many decades after our country passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 it took for BJU to come around to racial equality.
I know they hate when we draw parallels, but Christian schools across the country say the same thing about homosexual relationships now.
How long will it be before most Christians are as ashamed of their current stance on gay rights as they are looking at that handbook with the interracial ban?