Bob jones university rules on dating

Bob Jones III, president of the very controversial Bob Jones University is with us for the full hour, and we'll take your calls, next on LARRY KING LIVE. He was originally on my radio show some 17 years ago on a different topic. The truth is, I guess, we have always been controversial. KING: But so much of it has been negative toward you. JONES: No, not really, the peace of God is a wonderful thing, the sovereignty of God is a wonderful thing, and he is in charge. KING: Let's trace a little about the history of the school, your grandfather started it, right? KING: As a reason for starting it, did he feel a need for this? He was an evangelist, a contemporary of Billy Sunday back in the teens and '20s of this country, and as he traveled, he found that young people were having their faith stolen, their morals destroyed at college. So it was not put there as a black thing, I think people need to understand that.

He said, "You know, there needs to be a place where they can get the highest in academics and not come away with their faith destroyed, but strengthened, and their confidence in the Bible strengthened." So he said, "I'm going to start a school." My grandmother said, "Bob, you are crazy," and he said, "Well, I know I'm not an educator, but I can borrow the educational brains." So he did, he knew his limitations. JONES: In education, in religion, and in fine arts. KING: So the fear of one world relates back to two people dating? JONES: It is ended, and I want it to be very clear why it has ended. Bob Jones III, president, Bob Jones University, he's the guest. (COMMERCIAL BREAK) KING: All right, if you joined us late we have just learned as of today, this afternoon, that there is no more ban on interracial dating at Bob Jones University.

For years, Bob Jones University was a routine campaign stop for conservative Republicans visiting South Carolina.

Ronald Reagan, Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan and Robert J. Bob Jones, Sr., the founder of BJU, was fearful of obtaining academic accreditation for the school.

Bob Jones University (BJU) is a conservative, Christian arts college in Greenville, South Carolina that was founded in 1927. Bob Jones III assumed the responsibilities of president. Stephen Jones was installed as the fourth-generation president during commencement in 2005. The University did not enroll Africans or African-American students until 1971.

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