Most recently, it arose in an exchange before the Supreme Court in the Obergefell vs. After that decision, the IRS commissioner said the agency would not target the tax-exempt status of religious institutions that oppose gay marriage.

Our more than 34,000 graduates are the types of people America needs.

Our University firmly believes in freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of America.

“We are made of one blood.”Bob Jones University lost its tax exemption after a 13-year battle with the IRS over whether the university’s policies against interracial dating precluded it as a non-taxable religious educational institution.

The university didn’t admit any black students until 1971, 17 years after Brown vs. It then wouldn’t admit any students who were in a mixed-race marriage and created rules to prohibit students from interracial dating.

– will include the BJU Press, University Cleaners and the Bob Jones Academy middle and high schools.

The university will still be governed by its 25-member Board of Trustees.

Last May 5, the Board of Trustees approved the final plan for pursuing tax exemption and the administration has been working to implement it since then.

At the same time, the university has been seeking regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Donors couldn’t give tax-deductible gifts to the university itself to help with capital campaigns or for university initiatives.