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In a move that is been a lot more than 2 yrs into the generating, Bob Jones University announced Wednesday it can regain its federal status that is tax-exempt March 1, a lot more than three years after the IRS stripped its nonprofit status following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The matter into the court situation ended up being the refusal that is universityвЂ™s enable interracial relationship or wedding among pupils, staff or faculty associated with college, a guideline this has since abandoned.
The conservative Christian college dropped its interracial ban that is dating a nationwide televised interview with previous president Bob Jones III on CNNвЂ™s Larry King are now living in 2000. In 2008, last President Stephen Jones, great-grandson of evangelist and university creator Bob Jones, apologized for BJUвЂ™s past racial discrimination.
Nevertheless the college hadnвЂ™t tried to reinstate its tax-exempt status until 2014 after Steve Pettit took over while the schoolвЂ™s president that is fifth its 90-year history.
вЂњOrganizing being a tax-exempt entity is one thing BJU has necessary to do for a long time,вЂќ Pettit stated.
In their meeting that is first with universityвЂ™s Cabinet, Pettit said he thought it absolutely was right for BJU to get its tax-exempt status since the college does not believe the jobs it once held about battle. (more…)