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“We are considered leaders in the Christian community, the strong evangelical conservative community, so they are obviously wanting to have us interested in them,” he said.
Danielle Vinson, a Furman University political science professor, said the school offers value to candidates.
It’s embedded deep into the movement’s rhetoric and political priorities.
It motivates their opposition to anti-discrimination provisions and their ongoing fear-mongering about the First Amendment rights of Christian schools.
In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000, in 2017, 40,000.
“Bob Jones University, in terms of its role in campaigns, is probably not as strong as it once was.Bob Jones University lost its tax exemption after a 13-year battle with the IRS over whether the university’s policies against interracial dating precluded it as a non-taxable religious educational institution.The university didn’t admit any black students until 1971, 17 years after Brown vs. It then wouldn’t admit any students who were in a mixed-race marriage and created rules to prohibit students from interracial dating.The university, with about 5,000 students, didn't begin admitting black students until nearly 20 years after the U. "We failed to accurately represent the Lord and to fulfill the commandment to love others as ourselves. Though no known antagonism toward minorities or expressions of racism on a personal level have ever been tolerated on our campus, we allowed institutional policies to remain in place that were racially hurtful," the statement said.The interracial dating ban was lifted in March 2000, not long after the policy became an issue in the Republican presidential primary. Bush was criticized when he spoke at the school during one of his first campaign stops.