It fills in the gaps in Bob Jones III’s nonsensical defense of BJU’s racism on Larry King in 2000. I am reproducing the entire text here so that google will pick it up for anyone researching. We Christian white people all have good friends among the colored people.
It proves the inadequacy of the new administration’s “statement of regret” in 2008 (Newest iteration: “Statement About Race“). Do remember, however, to properly cite any references to this transcription. But we should have sent missionaries over there, and Africa should have been a great nation of colored Christians. The colored Christian people are sensing the dangers we are facing now.
For instance, we are living in the midst of race turmoil all over the world today. A born-again white man and a born-again colored man can settle any differences they have. But now a world of outside agitation has been started, and people are coming in the name of piety, but it is a false piety, and are endeavoring to disturb God’s established order; and we are having turmoil all over America. You can go to any city in the country and find the poor people living in a certain section there. But things are not going to be made right by trying to overthrow God’s established order. The situation is not a perfect situation for the white folks or the colored folks or for anybody else; but we have never had a perfect situation in this world since Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden. We are one in Christ; but let us remember that the God Who made of one blood all nations also fixed the boundaries of their habitations. God chose Israel; and through the loins of Israel, He brought us the Messiah. You will find the Jew in London, the Jew in New York, the Jew in San Francisco, the Jew in Tokyo, the Jew in Hong Kong. I am for them, and I am for their homeland and for their Government. I know Jesus Christ was the Son of God; and I know that when Jesus Christ comes back again, He will be the King of the Jews and will be accepted and a nation will be born in a day. If we had as many Chinese and Japanese as we have colored people in the South, we would run into the same problem; but we have no Oriental problem here in the South.
Look at what they are facing in Africa, and look at what we are facing in this country. Let’s take the Word of God and quit slandering the Word of God. A born-again white man and a born-again colored man can settle any differences they have. I want you folks to listen–you white and you colored folks. Some of the most wonderful people in the world are Chinese and some are Japanese; and some of the most wonderful people who ever breathed the breath of life are colored people.
It is all contrary to Scripture–it is all contrary to the Word of God. Let me repeat, the Bible says as clearly as language can put it that people are children of God by faith in Jesus Christ. Every one of you white folks who are listening to me now have colored friends. Racially, we are not at enmity; but we are separate races.