Bob jones university dating policy
Christian students of all races find a happy and harmonious atmosphere here at the University, and the number of minority students grows every year. We believe prejudice to be Biblically wrong, and it is not tolerated in the student body. Liberty University and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., last year and in the past have defended the university against charges of anti-gay bias, and at times have been praised by gay Liberty alums.Even so, the Liberty and Bob Jones student handbooks appear to run afoul of guidelines on Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and sexual violence that the U. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued in 2014, according to several former department officials, gay rights groups and experts on Title IX compliance.We do believe we see principles, not specific verses, to give us direction for the avoidance of it.The people who built the Tower of Babel were seeking a man-glorifying unity which God has not ordained (Gen. Much of the agitation for intermarriage among the races today is for the same reason.For example, the Liberty Way student honor code says, “Sexual relations outside of a biblically ordained marriage between a natural-born man and a natural-born woman are not permissible at Liberty University.” Bob Jones says in its student handbook that the Christian Bible “names as sinful and prohibits any form of sexual activity between persons of the same sex.” The university says it expects all employees and students to abide by cited biblical statements on sexuality and gender identity.
Although there is no verse in the Bible that dogmatically says that races should not intermarry, the whole plan of God as He has dealt with the races down through the ages indicates that interracial marriage is not best for man.
Of course, we realize that this is controversial position and that there are many fine Christians who disagree with us on it.
We recognize the right of other Christians to hold differing views; we only hope that they will recognize the sincerity and love with which we hold ours.
Bob Jones University does, however, have a rule prohibiting interracial dating among its students. He has erected barriers between the nations, not only land and sea barriers, but also ethnic, cultural, and language barriers.
The student body is fully integrated with all students participating in all activities and organizations regardless of race.