It was ultimately money that changed their mind as the IRS revoked their tax exempt status, culminating in the 1983 Supreme Court case.[mainbodyad]Anyway, I’m reading through the entire student handbook now. This is a real place, here in the United States, that’s really accredited! I want to go visit it and see what it’s like in person.It then wouldn’t admit any students who were in a mixed-race marriage and created rules to prohibit students from interracial dating.The case rose to the Supreme Court, which ruled in 1983 that the IRS could revoke the university’s tax-exempt status because the government’s interest in eradicating racial discrimination from education overrode the university’s First Amendment right to religious free speech. After that decision, the IRS commissioner said the agency would not target the tax-exempt status of religious institutions that oppose gay marriage.History professor Carl Abrams explained the history behind the school’s ban on interracial dating, and how that ban came to an end in 2000.C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Greenville, South Carolina, from January 16-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community.On the upshot, even though this is a recipe for cultural disaster and infantilism in a population that would make the founding fathers sick, they do have some talented students in the music department.
But the university didn’t seek to reinstate its tax-exempt status until 2014 after Steve Pettit took over as the fifth president in the school’s 90-year history.“Organizing as a tax-exempt entity is something BJU has needed to do for quite some time,” Pettit said.
In his first meeting with the university’s cabinet, Pettit said he believed it was appropriate for the school to seek its tax-exempt status because the it no longer believes the positions it once held about race.
Pettit called the university’s racist policies a social issue that was not biblical.“The Bible is very clear,” Pettit said as he announced the change to the university Wednesday night.
In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000, in 2017, 40,000.
The university's athletic teams, the Bruins, compete in Division II of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).