IFAS | Freedom Writer | January/February 1999 | gayalumni.html

School threatens to arrest gay alumni

Greenville, South Carolina Although Bob Jones University is not the first fundamentalist school to have gay alumni, it is the first to threaten their arrest.

Wayne Mouritzen is a 60 year-old retired gay minister, and a graduate of Bob Jones U. Last October he received a letter from the university which stated, "As long as you are living as a homosexual, you, of course, would not be welcome on the campus and would be arrested for trespassing if you did visit."

Bob Jones University doesn't need to worry about losing its tax-exempt status. It voluntarily gave up its tax-exempt status in 1970, when it banned interracial dating.

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