ISSUES – Bob Jones University


ISSUES – Bob Jones University


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Bob Jones University
Interracial Dating/Marriage Policy

Letter to James Landrith Regarding Application for Admission to Bob Jones University
by Paul Achterberg (Bob Jones University) (October 20, 1998)

Letter to James Landrith Regarding Bob Jones University’s Ban on Interracial Dating
by Jonathan Pait (Bob Jones University) (August 31, 1998)



Academia/Activist/Press Coverage of BJU

On ‘Biblical Norms’ and George W. Bush
by J. Douglas Allen-Taylor (The Berkeley Daily Planet) (November 19, 2004)

Bob Jones University Seeks Minorities
(New York Times/Associated Press) (February 14, 2002)

It has begun!
by Rikki Fields (The Daily Targum) (February 8, 2001)

It has begun!
by Rikki Fields (The Daily Targum) (February 8, 2001)

Speech at Bob Jones University
by Alan Keyes (February 14, 2000)

Speech at Bob Jones University
by Senator John Ashcroft (R-MO) (May 8, 1999)

Democrats Pounce on Ashcroft’s Speech at Bob Jones University
(San Francisco Chronicle) (January 13, 2001)

Bob Jones changes little
by Jennifer Holland (The Detroit News/Associated Press) (September 20, 2000)

Buchanan says Reform Party is merely redirected, not split
by Eun-Kyung Kim (Lincoln Journal-Star/Associated Press) (September 20, 2000)

Buchanan Speaks Out at Bob Jones University
by Eric Bailey (Los Angeles Times) (September 19, 2000)

Buchanan bounds back on trail
by Chris Burritt (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) (September 19, 2000)

Buchanan Declares Culture War
by Thomas P. Edsall (The Washington Post) (September 19, 2000)

Buchanan turns to Bob Jones University to restart campaign
by Jim Davenport (St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Associated Press) (September 18, 2000)

Buchanan restarts campaign at Bob Jones University
by Jim Davenport (St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Associated Press) (September 18, 2000)

Buchanan kicks off Reform Party campaign at Bob Jones University
by Chris Burritt (St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Cox News Service) (September 18, 2000)

Buchanan looks to Bob Jones University to revive campaign
by Jim Davenport (Nando Media/Associated Press),2107,500259050-500398996-502386706-0,00.html (September 18, 2000)

University’s lifting of interracial date ban has changed very little
by Jennifer Holland (The Oklahoman/Associated Press) (September 17, 2000)

Buchanan Get $12.6 million, the FEC says (Plans to speak at Bob Jones University)
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer) (September 13, 2000)

Press Release: Gore2000 Asks ‘Does 100 Count Bob Jones?’
(Gore 2000) (August 31, 2000)

Gore2000 Asks ‘Does 100 Count Bob Jones?’
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) (August 31, 2000)

Gore2000 Asks ‘Does 100 Count Bob Jones?’
(US Newswire) (August 31, 2000)

Delegate’s name gets a double take
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Associated Press) (August 14, 2000)

Gore 2000 Fact Sheet on Bush Visit to Bob Jones University
(Gore 2000) (August 2, 2000)

Bob Jones University: Fanfare and Fallacy
by Jennifer Groover and Lora Amy Bright (Conservative News Service)\Opinion\archive\OPI20000601d.html (May 1, 2000)

Racism, Schmacism: Opposing Intermarriage
by Judith Shulevitz (Slate);idMessage=5219 (May 1, 2000)

Policy shows how deep roots of racism can go
by Brynn Potts (The Spokesman-Review) (April 29, 2000)

Democrats seizing on Bob Jones issue
by Libby Quaid (The Bergen Record/Associated Press) (April 14, 2000)

Bob Jones University and the Census have Something in Common
by Rick Gonzalez (LatinoLink) (April 2, 2000)

Interracial Dating
by Jenny Meyer (Culture and Denial: Women in Dialogue) (March 31, 2000)

Bush’s big mistake
by Ben Macintyre (The Times) (March 30, 2000)

Racial Intermarriage and Racial Survival: Reflections on the Bob Jones University Uproar
by Paul Grubach (David Duke Online) (March 25, 2000)

Guest Commentary: Dances With Compromise: The Bob Jones University Twist
by Anonymous (The Multiracial Activist) (April/May 2000)

Makin’ out at Bob Jones U.
by Daniel Kraus (Salon) (March 22, 2000)

Bob Jones U. Tones Down Web Text: Accusations About Religion Removed
(The Washington Post/Associated Press) (March 15, 2000)

Catholicism, Mormonism statements dropped from Bob Jones Web site
(Nando Times/Associated Press),2107,500180757-500238537-501182643-0,00.html (March 15, 2000)

Watch out for a school named Bob
by Reg Henry (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) (March 14, 2000)

Race to Keep Up With The Joneses
by Allen Salkin (New York Post) (March 14, 2000)

Real-life relationships
by Charles Scott Curtis (The Shorthorn) (March 14, 2000)

Bob Jones controversy goes congressional
by Libby Quaid (Myrtle Beach Sun News/Associated Press) (March 14, 2000)

NC Christian magazine criticized for McCain story
(The State) (March 13, 2000)

Religion Web Site of the Week: The Multiracial Activist
by Tim Funk (Fort Worth Star Telegram) (March 13, 2000)

Bob Jones Controversy Moves To Congress
by Libby Quaid (ABCNews/Associated Press) (March 13, 2000)

BJU drops ban on interracial dating
by Joshua Senavoe (Chimes) (March 10, 2000)

Lawmaker plans resolution to condemn Bob Jones University
(Naples Daily News/Associated Press) (March 10, 2000)

Bob Jones’ interracial dating policy won’t require parental permission
(Nando Times/Associated Press),2107,500178526-500234195-501149555-0,00.html (March 9, 2000)

Bob Jones University clarifies revised policy
by Cara Bonnett (The Greenville News) (March 9, 2000)

University’s dating policy modified
(The State/Associated Press) (March 9, 2000)

Interracial Date Policy Gives Parents a Veto
(The Washington Post/Associated Press) (March 8, 2000)

Bob Jones: Interracial daters need parents’ OK
(Philadelphia Daily News/Associated Press) (March 8, 2000)

Kein Platz für Rassenschänder: Eine „christliche Universität” im amerikanischen Wahlkampf
by Armin Himmelrath (Süddeutsche Zeitung) (March 7, 2000)

Parents must OK interracial dating at BJU
by Cara Bonnett (The Greenville News) (March 7, 2000)

The Amphetamine of the People
by Suzanne Fields (Jewish World Review) (March 6, 2000)

Bob Jones Bends
by Kimberly Hohman ( (March 6, 2000)

Senator won’t pursue bill against Bob Jones
(The Sun News) (March 6, 2000)

The company he keeps: Bush’s speech at Bob Jones University will haunt him
by John Leo (U.S. News & World Report) (March 6, 2000)

Students stunned as Bob Jones drops interracial dating ban
by Jim Davenport (Deseret News),1249,155007840,00.html? (March 5, 2000)

(Lincoln Journal Star) (March 4, 2000)

Religion Website of the Week:
(Kentucky Herald-Leader) (March 4, 2000)

What’s a Bombay girl doing in the Bob Jones case?
by J M Shenoy (Rediff) (March 4, 2000)

Bob Jones Univ. Changes Dating Policy
(ABCNews) (March 4, 2000)

Bob Jones Changes Mind About Jungle Fever!
by Timothy Noah (Slate) (March 3, 2000)

Transcript: Dr. Bob Jones III Discusses The Controversy Swirling Around Bob Jones University
(Larry King Live) (March 3, 2000)

A Letter to the Nation
by Bob Jones III (Bob Jones University) (March 3, 2000)

Bob Jones U. Delights in Resistance to Change
by Steve Kloehn (Chicago Tribune),1575,SAV-0003030135,00.html (March 3, 2000)

What is Bob Jones University, anyway
by Jennifer Holland (CNN/AllPolitics) (March 3, 2000)

College ascribes its ways to Christian beliefs
by Dennis Cauchon (USA Today) (March 3, 2000)

University Takes Out Full Page Ads to Answer Critics
(FOXNews/Associated Press) (March 3, 2000)

In the midst of the media hurricane..
by Jennifer Wilson (BJU Collegian) (March 2, 2000)

Silliness over Bob Jones University
by Jay Ambrose (Nando Times),2107,500175271-500227855-501099907-0,00.html (March 2, 2000)

Religion Web site of the Week
by Tim Funk (The Charlotte Observer) (March 1, 2000)

Bob Jones answers critics
by Julie Foster (WorldNetDaily) (March 1, 2000)

All Things Considered: Bob Jones University
by Adam Hochberg (National Public Radio) (March 1, 2000)

Democrats in Congress seek condemnation of Bob Jones U.
by Janelle Carter (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) (February 29, 2000)

Bob Jones and the Last Crusade
by Jim Geraghty ( (February 29, 2000)

Deconstructing Bob Jones
by Timothy Noah (Slate) (February 29, 2000)

Kennedy Sponsors House Resolution Condemning Discriminatory Practices at Bob Jones University
(Office of Representative Patrick Kennedy) (February 29, 2000)

Bush Left Big Tent, Hit Road of Intolerance
by Myriam Marquez (The Salt Lake Tribune) (February 29, 2000)

Democrats Seek Condemnation of Bob Jones University
by Bob Melvin (Conservative News Service)\Politics\archive\200002\POL20000229h.html (February 29, 2000)

Dear Colleague Letter: Speak Out Against the Anti-Catholic and Racial Bigotry of Bob Jones University
by Representative John Conyers, Jr. (House Committee on the Judiciary) (February 28, 2000)

Bush Rues Failure to Attack Bigotry in Visit to College
by Frank Bruni and Nicholas D. Kristof (The New York Times) (February 28, 2000)

Regrets Well Placed, if Questionably Timed
by Richard L. Berke (The New York Times) (February 28, 2000)

Bush expresses regret for Bob Jones University visit
by Glen Johnson (Nando Times) (February 28, 2000)

Bush says he regrets failing to challenge school’s views
by Judy Keen (USA Today) (February 28, 2000)

Confidently crusading BJU is latest SC symbol in crossfire
by Christine Schweickert (The State) (February 27, 2000)

Amid Uproar, Bob Jones U. Keeps the Faith
by J.R. Moehringer (Los Angeles Times) (February 27, 2000)

Callahan defends Bush appearance at Bob Jones U.
by William Rabb (Mobile Register) (February 25, 2000)

Bob Jones: A Magnet School for Controversy
by Juliet Eilperin and Hanna Rosin (The Washington Post) (February 25, 2000)

Bush picks up Bob Jones baggage that could weigh him down later
by Juliet Eilperin and Hanna Rosin (Associated Press) (February 25, 2000)

Senator Proposes Rebuke of Bob Jones University
by David Espo (FoxNews/Associated Press) (February 24, 2000)

A Bob Jones issue persists, Bush says he rejects bigotry
by Scott S. Greenberger (Austin American-Statesman) (February 24, 2000)

State gives McCain big smile
by Joel Connelly (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) (February 24, 2000)

Right-Wing Baggage Puts Drag on Bush Caravan
by Frank Bruni (The New York Times) (February 24, 2000)

Inside Bob Jones University
by Fred Francis (MSNBC) (February 23, 2000)

Bush’s missed opportunity
by Robert George (Salon) (February 22, 2000)

Democrats swipe at Ashcroft over Bob Jones visit
by Libby Quaid (Associated Press) (February 22, 2000)

New York House member drops Bush, backs McCain
by John King (CNN) (February 21, 2000)

Southern baggage may not play well in Michigan
by Thomas Hargrove (Scripps Howard News Service) (February 21, 2000)

Statement on Bob Jones University
by Rives Moore (The Interfaith Alliance) (February 18, 2000)

Sharply Diverging Paths as Vote Nears in South Carolina
by Frank Bruni and Alison Mitchell (The New York Times) (February 18, 2000)

Conservatives: Seeking a Candidate With a Firm Stand
by Jim Yardley (The New York Times) (February 18, 2000)

Racial Issues Dog GOP Foes
by Terry M. Neal and Edward Walsh (The Washington Post) (February 18, 2000)

What does ‘W’ stand for? Try wimp
by Michelle Malkin (The Philadelphia Inquirer) (February 17, 2000)

Key issues in S.C. primary have a familiar ring
by Brett Davis (The Huntsville Times) (February 16, 2000)

Bush goofed in visiting university
(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) (February 15, 2000)

Keyes Says Intolerance Must End
by Pete Iacobelli (Fox News) (February 14, 2000)

At Bob Jones, Keyes speaks against intolerance
by Pete Iacobelli (Nando Times),2107,500168143-500214743-501007716-0,00.html (February 14, 2000)

Rudy: Bush Was Wrong To Talk At Bigot U.
by Fredric U. Dicker, Kenneth Lovett and Marilyn Rauber (The New York Post) (February 14, 2000)

Ex-President Bush Stumps for Son in S.F.’s Chinatown Candidate’s visit to college defended
by Tom Zoellner (San Francisco Chronicle) (February 14, 2000)

Bush vows to keep up attacks on McCain in South Carolina
by Bob Kemper (The Bergen Record) (February 14, 2000)

McCain: No Visit to Bob Jones University
by Stephen Barr (The Washington Post) (February 14, 2000)

GW Defends His Bob Jones Visit
by Deborah Orin (The New York Post) (February 14, 2000)

Interracial Marriage: A New Campaign Issue
by Emil Guillermo (AsianWeek) (February 10, 2000)

Bob Jones: Bigot, Homophobe, University President
by Ryan MacMichael (The Daily PING) (February 9, 2000)

US presidential campaign: George W. Bush speaks at racist university
by Patrick Martin (World Socialist Web Site) (February 8, 2000)

Trounce the Grand Old Party boy
by Rob Morse (The San Francisco Examiner) (February 8, 2000)

Keeping Up With the Catholic-Bashing Joneses
by Rod Dreher (The New York Post) (February 8, 2000)

S. Carolina: a ‘rebel state’ again?
by Abraham McLaughlin (The Christian Science Monitor) (February 7, 2000)

Consistent Message on Race Needed
(The Los Angeles Times) (February 7, 2000)

No Bob Jones University?
by Emil Guillermo (San Francisco Examiner) (February 6, 2000)

Bradley, in S.F., takes aim at Bush
by Gregory Lewis and Zachary Coile (San Francisco Examiner) (February 4, 2000)

McCain catches Bush in South Carolina
by Terry M. Neal and Thomas B. Edsall (The Bergen Record) (February 4, 2000)

Bradley Blasts Bush for Talk at Bob Jones U.
by James Dao (The New York Times) (February 4, 2000)

Jonesing for votes
by Jake Tapper (Salon Magazine) (February 3, 2000)

Delicate campaign stop for Bush: GOP candidate visits university that bans interracial dating
(San Jose Mercury News) (February 3, 2000)

Beat on Bush Fights Back
by Deborah Orin (New York Post) (February 3, 2000)

In wake of primary, hopefuls head to S.C.
by Jim Davenport (The Herald),1321,132054,00.html (February 2, 2000)

After N.H., Bush Heading to S.C.
(Las Vegas Sun) (January 31, 2000)

Devoutly dividing us
by Phillip W.D. Martin (The Boston Globe) (November 7, 1999)

Race Matters?
by Cecily C. Walker ( (May 25, 1999)

Bob Jones University’s Interracial Ban Mentioned On Politically Incorrect
(Politically Incorrect) (May 5, 1999)

Interview: James Landrith of The Multiracial Activist and wife Cheryl Gamble-Landrith on Morning Edition
by Philip Martin (National Public Radio) (April 15, 1999)

S.C. Fundamentalist School Bars Interracial Couple
(Church and State) (March 2, 1999)

PRESS RELEASE: The Multiracial Activist Applauds South Carolina State Senator Darrell Jackson For Introducing GB 508
(The Multiracial Activist) (March 2, 1999)

State of Play: South Carolina – Racial Policy Could Affect Scholarships at Jones
(The Washington Post/LEGI-SLATE) (February 26, 1999)

Bob Jones University – discrimination against gays and lesbians
(Alliance for Full Acceptance) (November 29, 1998)

At Bob Jones University, Gay Means ‘Non Grata’
by Sue Anne Pressley (The Washington Post) (November 4, 1998)

You’re Gay? Stay Away
(Newsweek) (October 28, 1998)

Bob Jones University tells gay alumni: Don’t come back
(Online Athens/Associated Press) (October 24, 1998)

Bob Jones University tells gay alumni: Don’t come back
(Amarillo Globe-News/Associated Press) (October 24, 1998)

Bob Jones University tells gay alumni: Don’t come back
(FoxNews/Associated Press)
http://www.foxnews/news/wires2/1023/n_ap_1023_253.sml (October 23, 1998)

Freedom of Association: Bob Jones University Bars Visits by Gay Alumni
(Signs of the Times) (October 1998)

Press Release: Rally to Protest Tax Money Going to Bob Jones University
(Greenville County Democratic Party) (March 10, 1998)

University Museum Wins Tax-Exemption
(Philanthropy News Digest) (July 10, 1996)

Racial Discrimination in Religious Education: An Exposition and Critique of Bob Jones University
by Steve Levicoff (The Graduate Program, Vermont College of Norwich University) (November 1988)

The Usual Suspects: BJU Protest Lesson in Futility (February 1988)

Switching Sides
by Lara Ray (

Humor: Interracial Dating and Bob Jones University
by Melvin Durai (



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