Fortunately, BJU promoted itself as “The Opportunity Place,” which I always interpreted as referring to the dating possibilities (it was no secret that many women were there to get their “MRS.” degree) in the way it manufactures social gatherings all semester long.Outsiders may be even interested to know that BJU was so obviously pushing us to date that they had a designated “Dating Parlor” in the student mall area and also required every “Greek” literary society—the BJU version of fraternities and sororities which all students were required to join at the beginning of their freshman year—to have a “Dating Outing” once a year.His speech teacher has recommended him for the part of Moses Grandy, who wrote the memoir .The video segment, in which Schimri reads from the Tele Prom Ter a passage about the graphic horrors of lashings, will be shown to secondary schools and homeschoolers who have signed up for the Bob Jones package of 11th grade history.
— 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.
But it was consistent with the school’s general message as articulated by its leaders, its rules for student life, and its areas of study: Don’t trust anything you hear off campus.
At the University bookstore (located right next door to “Great Awakenings” coffee shop), for instance, pamphlets about the Freemasons and the “the facts” about the Roman Catholic church are sprinkled in amongst anti-Darwin screeds and American exceptionalist tracts.
It then wouldn’t admit any students who were in a mixed-race marriage and created rules to prohibit students from interracial dating.
The case rose to the Supreme Court, which ruled in 1983 that the IRS could revoke the university’s tax-exempt status because the government’s interest in eradicating racial discrimination from education overrode the university’s First Amendment right to religious free speech. After that decision, the IRS commissioner said the agency would not target the tax-exempt status of religious institutions that oppose gay marriage.