Back in 1966, Bob Jones Junior spoke about race in chapel.
Although this Post was made on or about May 24, 2007, it belongs in the first part of the interracial dating ban Series.
Please excuse the fact that I am unable to keep these posts in order.
A reader who takes the time to read all the posts in order will gain great insight into the thinking and duplicity of Dr. Quotes of the Day: "A Negro is best when he serves at the table," then quickly added, "I'm not a racist." Dr.
Bob Jones III, The Washington Post, Getting the Bob out of Bob Jones U.
The interracial dating ban was not an obscure policy that was ignored by the last two or three generations of Bob Jones University students; it was an important rule that everyone knew.
Every student signed the rule book each year they attended BJU saying that they would obey BJU's interracial dating ban upon fear of the highest penalty available to BJU, EXPULSION.From BJU's website: 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.The following information is apparently a replica of the material posted on Bob Jones University's website regarding the interracial dating ban.It was obviously designed to deflect attention from the facts and soften Bob Jones University's image of being run by the traditional racists Bob Jones Jr. Note that at the end of the BJU website post, the Bible is invoked in a way to make it seem that Bob Jones University was being unfairly targeted for its views.Note also that the "explanations" of the university's position does not mention the fact that the university president, Dr.Bob Jones III, held that the interracial dating policy was a "Bible policy" that they fought to defend for 13 years all the way the the United States Supreme Court.