The small team bows heads to pray that this will go smoothly and they roll the film. Accommodating, while surrounding him are people both over-eager and a little uncertain.
Like the university itself, they are walking a line between liking him for who he is and exploiting him just a bit for his difference.
By placement alone, one might think that this is his ospel, but I’m just not quite ready to swallow that one yet. Now, we folks at Bob Jones University believe that whatever the Bible says is so, and we believe it says certain fundamental things that all Bible-believing Christians accept; but when the Bible speaks clearly about any subject, that settles it. We are saved by grace through faith in the atoning blood of Christ. If we had done what God had told us to do and sent the Gospel to them and made a Christian nation out of them instead of bringing them over here and selling them into slavery, Africa could have been a great nation of colored Christians. There is already an uprising among good, Christian colored people in the South.
Look at what they are facing in Africa, and look at what we are facing in this country. Let’s take the Word of God and quit slandering the Word of God. A born-again white man and a born-again colored man can settle any differences they have. I want you folks to listen–you white and you colored folks. Some of the most wonderful people in the world are Chinese and some are Japanese; and some of the most wonderful people who ever breathed the breath of life are colored people.
It’s a jarring moment in the universe: One of the college’s few black students being told how to perform for a lily-white Bob Jones audience what it means to be enslaved in 1843.
I can’t help but wonder how the 11th grade curriculum will treat the era of desegregation, but no one else in Studio 5 seems worried about it.
"It's unfortunate it took them this long — particularly a religious, faith-based institution — to realize that we all are human beings and the rights of all people should be respected and honored," said Lonnie Randolph, president of the association's state chapter.
If “younger evangelicals” really need to be informed about fundamentalism in the early twentieth-century, let’s give them the whole truth. For instance, we are living in the midst of race turmoil all over the world today. A born-again white man and a born-again colored man can settle any differences they have. But now a world of outside agitation has been started, and people are coming in the name of piety, but it is a false piety, and are endeavoring to disturb God’s established order; and we are having turmoil all over America. You can go to any city in the country and find the poor people living in a certain section there. But things are not going to be made right by trying to overthrow God’s established order. The situation is not a perfect situation for the white folks or the colored folks or for anybody else; but we have never had a perfect situation in this world since Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden. We are one in Christ; but let us remember that the God Who made of one blood all nations also fixed the boundaries of their habitations. God chose Israel; and through the loins of Israel, He brought us the Messiah. You will find the Jew in London, the Jew in New York, the Jew in San Francisco, the Jew in Tokyo, the Jew in Hong Kong. I am for them, and I am for their homeland and for their Government. I know Jesus Christ was the Son of God; and I know that when Jesus Christ comes back again, He will be the King of the Jews and will be accepted and a nation will be born in a day. If we had as many Chinese and Japanese as we have colored people in the South, we would run into the same problem; but we have no Oriental problem here in the South.
A fundamentalist Christian University has apologized for racist policies including a one-time ban on interracial dating that wasn't lifted until nine years ago and its unwillingness to admit black students until 1971.
Bob Jones University founded in 1927 in South Carolina said its rules on race were shaped by culture instead of the Bible, according to a statement posted Thursday on its Web site. Board of Education ruling found public segregated schools were unconstitutional.
On that Good Friday, Billy Graham released a statement urging Southern clergy toward racial reconciliation. Address given over Radio Station WMUU, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, Easter Sunday April 17, 1960 (This address was mechanically recorded and has not been edited.) My friends, I am going to bring you today one of the most important and most remotely messages I have ever brought. All orthodox, Bible-believing Christians agree on one thing; and that is, that whatever the Bible says is so. ” All men, to whatever race they may belong, have immortal souls; but all men have mortal bodies, and God fixed the boundaries of the races of the world. Grace Haight, who used to be on our faculty and who was a missionary to China, told us that the Chinese were the best people in the world. When it comes to quality of races, all these races have quality. If we would just listen to the Word of God and not try to overthrow God’s established order, we would not have nay trouble. There has never been a time, especially int he last ten years, when the white people in the South were so eager to help the colored people build their schools and see that they get what they ought to have.
He was reacting to Billy Graham’s recent trip to Africa where he held integrated meetings and spoke out against apartheid. Founder Bob Jones University Greenville, South Carolina Is Segregation Scriptural? Men do not always agree, because some people are dumb–some people are spiritually dumb; but when the Bible is clear, there is not any reason why everybody should not accept it. The Bible makes it plain that man is naturally a sinner and that he has to become supernaturally a Christian–born again. They are trying to fight back the subtle, Satanic disturbance we have in this country.