Bju bans interracial dating
I had spent half of my life, 18 years, on the campus of BJU.I was a graduate of BJU—BA in art in 1985 and MS in counseling in 1997. I had sat through those last couple of years of the IRS court case.It was preached that homosexual desire was misplaced lust.
Bob Jones University firmly believes in freedom of speech and freedom of religion -- a tenet of America which we must all work together to uphold and defend. Everyone has the right under the Constitution to believe and practice his faith even when his faith may be out of sync with another's belief.The chapel she attended was not a forum open to reporters and she did not notify us she would be there.Therefore, we had no idea that she needed to receive the correct information until after the story hit the headline. We knew that what she reported was not the OFFICIAL STATEMENT.I remember to this day that one of the gay guys (he had a shirt on that identified him as such) made a comment that “That is OUR rainbow. Someday, it will be different.” That is why the is such an important part of my life now. Just the other evening, a very good friend whom I greatly respect quoted the verse “And of some have compassion, making a difference.” My colleagues at school recently said that I am all about Human Right issues, and I am very much so. Students sit in chapel and classrooms everyday being belittled and degraded for whom they are.The powers that be criticize and judge; the bible is open to only their interpretation.