Bob Jones University began to admit African-Americans in 1971, but maintained its ban on interracial dating and marriage, while the Goldsboro Christian School refused to admit minority students.
Each of these institutions had been granted tax-exempt status years earlier.
People come along and say, “Well, God is the Father of everybody.” No, He is not. The Bible says this as clearly as it can be put in language. If a race is in the will of God, it is not inferior. You cannot be superior to another race if your race is in the will of God and the other race is in the will of God. Well, away back yonder our forefathers went over to Africa and brought the colored people back and sold them into slavery. Some of the greatest preachers the world has ever known were colored preachers who were converted in slavery days. One of the greatest preachers who ever stood before an American audience was John Jasper. God Almighty may have overruled and permitted the slaves to come over to America so that the colored people could be the great missionaries to the Africans. The white people in America would have helped pay their way over there. There is racial disturbance all over the world, and it is not of God. When people come along and say, “Well, God is the Father of everybody,” they are wrong. After the Civil War the colored people wanted to build their schools and churches, and white friends made financial contribution to the building of these schools and churches. May God help us to see it and understand it and to be true to Him.
We are children of God by faith in Jesus Christ There is no trouble between a born-again white man and a born-again colored man or a born-again Chinese or a born-again Japanese. .” But He also fixed the bounds of their habitation. In many ways, there are no people in the world finer than the colored people who were brought over here in slavery in days gone by. But the purposes of these races were established by Almighty God; and when man attempts to run contrary to the directive will of God for this world, there is always trouble. And Same Jones, years ago down in Georgia, told us about an old, colored preacher down there. But the white people have helped the colored people build their churches, and we have gotten along together harmoniously and peacefully; and everything has come along fine. But the hundred and hundred they could have gone back to Africa and got the Africans converted after the slavery days were over. Back in those days it was not easy when the white folks were paying most of the taxes–don’t you colored friends forget that when you are inclined to turn away from your white friends. We had planned to build a school, just like Bob Jones University, here in the South for colored people. But we have run into this agitation now that makes it difficult, and the years are piling up. We wanted to build a great school where colored people could come and get all the culture that we offer here at Bob Jones University. They talk about the fact that we are going to have one world. When you run into conflict with God’s established order racially, you have trouble. You produce destruction and trouble, and this nation is in the greatest danger it has ever been in in its history.
It says this.’ They argued about what the Bible said. “Well,” you say, “The colored folks have not been treated right.” I agree with you. It is not an accident that most Japanese live in Japan; and the Africans should have been left in Africa, and the Gospel should have been take to them as God commanded His people to do. I have had the sweetest fellowship with colored Christians, with yellow Christians, with red Christians, with all sorts of Christians–the sweetest fellowship anybody has ever had, we have had. We are not going ahead.” But, you know, they went ahead. These religious liberals are the worst infidels in many ways in the country; and some of them are filling pulpits down South.
They agreed that whatever it said was so, but they argued about what it said. Neither have the poor white people been treated right. The colored people down in my country were treated just as well as the white people by businessmen. God meant for Christian people to treat each other right. Wherever we have the races mixed up in large numbers, we have trouble. Only a small percentage of the Southern people held slaves. A great many people in the South in the old days did not believe in slavery–they stood against slavery. What we should have done was to have sent missionaries to Africa. They do not believe the Bible any longer; so it does not do any good to quote it to them. They are the most wonderful people who ever lived in the world. If you are against segregation and against racial separation, then you are against God Almighty because He made racial separation in order to preserve the race through whom He could send the Messiah and through whom He could send the Bible. God is the author of Jewish separation and Gentile separation and Japanese separation.
It fills in the gaps in Bob Jones III’s nonsensical defense of BJU’s racism on Larry King in 2000. I am reproducing the entire text here so that google will pick it up for anyone researching. We Christian white people all have good friends among the colored people.
It proves the inadequacy of the new administration’s “statement of regret” in 2008 (Newest iteration: “Statement About Race“). Do remember, however, to properly cite any references to this transcription. But we should have sent missionaries over there, and Africa should have been a great nation of colored Christians. The colored Christian people are sensing the dangers we are facing now.
I think the greatest man who ever lived was Paul–I mean I think he was greater than Moses and greater than any other man who lived. Paul tells us in his sermon on Mars Hill, “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heave and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.” Now, the statue of the Grecian goddess, Athena, was in the Parthenon; and Paul said that God did dwell in buildings made with hands. This one paragraph is not quite clear, but this other paragraph is clear; and we will interpret this in the light of the clear passage.” God Almighty did not make of the human race one race in the sense that He did not fix the bounds of their habitation. There are millions and millions of them there, and there are no greater people in the world. Think of those old white preachers who preached to your colored ancestors when they were slaves. I remember hearing about when John Jasper was converted at a corn husking and began to shout. ” He said, “I have just been converted–been saved.” “Well,” he said, “I am a Christian, too. He said, “Now, John, you take a day off and go around and tell all the colored folks how you found the Lord. She used to be a nurse in the home way back in slavery days. The established order cannot be overthrown without having trouble. He drew the lines around that Garden; and when Adam and Eve crossed over the lines of God, thorns grew on roses. Back in those days they believed the Bible, and God called this nation into existence to be a witness to the world and to be true to the Word of God. 574 (1983), that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may deny tax-exempt status to institutions whose policies are “contrary to established public policy,” even if those policies are based on religious beliefs.Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code provides tax exemptions for eight classes of organizations — including charitable, educational and religious institutions — that, according to the Court, provide “beneficial and stabilizing influences in community life.” Such institutions’ racial policies had no impact on their tax status until 1970, when the IRS ruled that racially discriminatory practices would render an institution not “charitable” as they violated federal policy.Of course, I am not talking about the Lord Jesus Christ Who was God-Man. “Neither is worshiped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.” Now, notice–this is an important verse–the twenty-sixth verse of the seventeenth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth” (in some of the best original manuscripts, the word “blood” is not there, but it is not important anyhow, because the thoughts are the same). I have never known lovelier and more wonderful people than the Chinese. She was a Christian Chinese woman educated in America. Now listen, the time has come when we ought to sit down and go to thinking some things through in this country. When your ancestors were slaves in the homes of these Southern people, they got a breath of culture that they could not have gotten even in the schoolrooms of America. I have said many times that the greatest preachers who have lived since the Apostolic days were the preachers of the South–the preachers who preached to the colored people. Take a day off and tell them.” Back in the old days when I began to preach, over sixty years ago, nearly every church I went to had a few old colored people who never did leave. We got converted here and want to stay here.” They were encouraged, and the white people helped build their churches. Now, you intelligent-thinking colored people know that you are with your friends. I remember how my wife’s grandmother said the happiest day she ever saw was when the slaves were freed. Let’s not try to kick the Bible off the center table. When they tell you that God Almighty is not the author of the boundaries of nations, you tell them that is wrong. We are trying to bring a few people from other lands here to Bob Jones University so we can educate them and help them. The first baby that was born was a murderer and killed his own brother. It is man’s rebellion (due to the fall) against a Holy God to overthrow the established order of God in this world. Do not let these religious liberals blowing their bubbles of nothing over your head get you upset and disturbed. You white folks and you black folks listening to me this morning, if you are Christians, we are one in Christ. Enemies are being made now that are dividing this country as it has never been divided in its history.But to my mind, no other mere human ever reached the height of greatness that Paul reached. “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth. We were over in Formosa a few years ago and conferred an honorary degree on Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, and I never met a greater man. When she finished her education, she went back to her home in China. And you colored people listening to me and you white people listening to me ought to keep your heads cool and your minds clear and your hearts warm and keep up these friendly relations we have had through the years. We do not mean that when we came over here we wiped out the line between races. We should have let the Africans stay in Africa instead of bringing them here for slaves, but did you colored people ever stop to think where you might have been if that had not happened? If you had not been brought over here and if your grandparents in slavery days had not heard that great preaching you might not even be a Christian. Just remember that the South went through reconstruction and had a hard time. She owned hundreds of them, and she said, “I was so happy. I say the colored people should have been left over in Africa, and we should have sent missionaries over there and got them converted. But we could not have converted them as fast that way; and God makes the wrath of men to praise Him. Now, I am appealing to you colored people and to you white people. You tell them it is perfectly clear in the Bible that God made of one blood all nations but that He also fixed the bounds of their habitation. We have two Chinese gentlemen teaching here in this school. They are intelligent men, and they understand what we are doing. Now I can sit down with any Christian Japanese, and Christian Chinese, and Christian African, etc., anywhere in the world and as a Christian have fellowships. A Christian relationship does not mean a marriage relationship. Do not let people run over you by coming along and talking about the Universal Fatherhood of God and the Universal Brotherhood of man. We have the Jew (a segregated race), the Gentile (and this includes everybody else), and the Church of God (meaning the Body of Christ, as it is used here). If you are yellow or red or whoever you are, if you are Christians, we are one in Christ. We are facing the greatest dangers we have ever faced, and the religious liberals are riding in now on the crest of a wave of what seems to be popular.The line will be rubbed out, and the Antichrist will take over and sit down on the throne and rule the world for a little while; and there will be judgement and the cataclysmic curses found in the book of Revelation. May God help us to see it and to be true and faithful to Him. We thank Thee for the ties that have bound these Christian white people and Christian colored people together through the years, and we thank Thee that white people who had a little more money helped them build their churches and stood by them and when they got sick, they helped them.