School bans interracial dating
“Bob Jones never prohibited men and women of different races from getting married,” Robertson said. They merely said in their statement of faith they didn’t believe that the Bible supported interracial marriage and interracial activity.” “Now, that was their belief,” he continued. What the Bible is talking about is relationships between believers and non-believers, Jews and non-Jews. Not black and white.” “Now, think what’s going to happen to those that clearly read the Bible, that a relationship between a man and a man is an abomination before the Lord! Having turned sharply away from my fundamentalist background in the four years since I’d graduated and returned to my hometown, I felt no duty to defend the school.Bush went on the defensive, separating himself from the school’s ideology while maintaining his right to appear there.The Christian is set free by Christ’s redeeming grace to love God fully and to love his neighbor as himself, regardless of his neighbor’s race or culture.
Later, after losing the Michigan primary to Mc Cain, he further distanced himself from the school while taking a swipe at Mc Cain’s tactics.“I reject bigotry, I reject prejudice, I repudiate anti-Catholicism and racism,” he declared.
This we do in obedience to Christ’s final command to proclaim the Gospel to all men (Matthew –20).
As believers we are also committed to demonstrating the love of Christ daily in our relationships with others, disregarding the economic, cultural and racial divisions invented by sinful humanity (Luke –37; James 2:1–13).
By David Gibson Religion News Service GREENVILLE, S. (RNS) When Bob Jones III recently questioned whether President Obama is a Christian, it was a reminder not only that the fundamentalist leader is controversial but also how little the political world has heard from the man and the rock-ribbed Christian school that bears his name.
The relative silence emanating from Bob Jones University is all the more remarkable given the intensity of the Republican primary in South Carolina, and the power that the religious right here holds.
Meanwhile, other folks had some real explaining to do.