Others have speculated as to the reasons for this about face today. It still has a long, long way to go when it comes to respecting the rights of people who aren’t exactly like them, but if the school can acknowledge its segregationist past, maybe it’ll come around in a few decades and admit LGBT people deserve some rights, too.(Image via Stuff Fundies Like.
I have my own theories, as well, but today I am just delighted that nearly 100 years after it’s founding, a little light has shown through the chinks of BJU’s racist and segregationist past.
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?
or the first time in the school’s history, Bob Jones University observed Martin Luther King Jr. That’s a pretty big deal for a fundamentalist Christian school that didn’t even accept black students until the 1970s and banned interracial dating until as recently as 2000 because “it breaks down the barriers God has established.”To be sure, they didn’t exactly “celebrate” anything today. Jeffrey Hoffman, the Executive Director of BJUnity (an LGBT-affirming group for BJU alumni and students), said this is a big deal for the campus even if it may not seem like much outside that bubble.
Judaism, with its socially isolating rules about food and the Sabbath, is particularly susceptible to attrition through intermarriage.
Even the most religious Jews drop their opposition to a so-called "mixed marriage" when the non-Jewish partner converts.
Bob Jones University (BJU) is a private, non-denominational Protestant university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, known for its conservative cultural and religious positions.
Response: This question is asked equally by both atheists and theists.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.In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000, in 2017, 40,000.The university's athletic teams, the Bruins, compete in Division II of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).