Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
Astro, what's your point in posting that letter? It says, right at the top, in boldface:
Seems to me, from your comment, that you just posted it to sneer at the ignorant Fundie U. Your OP was asking, "Is it still their policy?", your question was asked and answered. If ya wanna flame them, or debate it, go to a different forum.
And yes, I'm feelin' pissy about this.
For BJU to have claim they have "rescinded" their ban on inter-racial dating by removing support for it from their formal policy position, but then turning around and requiring that parents
give permission for adults
of two different races to date if attending BJU without the same permission required for same race students to date, and then after that position is ridiculed, to change the permission policy to a requirement that those wishing to date inter-racially must atted special "counseling" sessions, does make me think the change is not in mindset but only from a PR perspective.
Pontificator-Bob Jones University
The school, however, continues to discourage interracial dating. After announcing that the school would drop the interracial dating ban, Bob Jones told the student body at their daily chapel service the following day that they must tell their parents if they became involved in an interracial relationship and parents must send a letter to the dean of men or women approving the relationship before the university would allow it. Two days later, he announced that the school would drop the parental permission requirement but that students who wanted to engage in "serious dating relationships" against their parents’ approval would be referred to counseling by the university. That is mandatory special "counseling" for adults engaged in inter-racial dating – in the year 2001. That is a disgrace to our nation and all that we stand for.
There are plenty of both ignorant atheists (I'm in that pair of stocks quite often) and fundamentalists to go around and I think the SDMB is a pretty equal opportunity in caning both as needed. That in 1998
in the US, a letter like that could come out of as the stated policy position of an American, degree granting University does take my breath away. In any case, this is only my opinion and not a fact so you are quite correct insofar as I should have left it out of a GQ discussion of "facts". My apologies.