That's a sea change for a university that has been a must-stop venue for every Republican since Ronald Reagan.* Since the 2000 controversy "a lot of candidates have shied away from us," university spokesman Brian Scoles said during a recent tour of the 210-acre campus.
We conformed to the culture rather than providing a clear Christian counterpoint to it.In 1947, it moved to Greenville, South Carolina and changed its name to Bob Jones University. BJU continued to appeal up to the Supreme Court, where it lost its case in 1983.Rather than give up its interracial dating policies, the University paid a million dollars in back taxes.For years, Bob Jones University was a routine campaign stop for conservative Republicans visiting South Carolina.Ronald Reagan, Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan and Robert J. Bob Jones, Sr., the founder of BJU, was fearful of obtaining academic accreditation for the school.