BJU is a radical fundamentalist Christian college in Greenville, South Carolina.
Its policies forbade even interracial dating for what the university claimed were Biblical grounds.
That's a sea change for a university that has been a must-stop venue for every Republican since Ronald Reagan.* Since the 2000 controversy "a lot of candidates have shied away from us," university spokesman Brian Scoles said during a recent tour of the 210-acre campus.
"It's just the perception that remains." Bob Jones III acknowledged in a Nov.
Rick Perry, whose wife Anita made a low-key lunchtime visit to nursing students in mid-October.Whatever may be the rationale for such private schools' policies, racial discrimination in education is contrary to public policy. (c) The IRS did not exceed its authority when it announced its interpretation of 501(c)(3) in 19. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BRENNAN, WHITE, MARSHALL, BLACKMUN, STEVENS, and O'CONNOR, JJ., joined, and in Part III of which POWELL, J., joined. Racially discriminatory educational institutions cannot be viewed as conferring a public benefit within the above "charitable" concept or within the congressional intent underlying 501(c)(3). Such interpretation is wholly consistent with what Congress, the Executive, and the courts had previously declared. (d) The Government's fundamental, overriding interest in eradicating racial discrimination in education substantially outweighs whatever burden denial of tax benefits places on petitioners' exercise of their religious beliefs. (e) The IRS properly applied its policy to both petitioners. POWELL, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, post, p. REHNQUIST, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. I have friends who have received counsel in those churches from pastors—pastors who refuse to perform an interracial wedding—to break off an interracial dating relationship primarily because of a person’s ethnicity.I vividly recall when Bob Jones University dropped their ban against interracial dating in 2000 and apologized in 2008.