The move comes after widespread criticism of the policy in the wake of presidential candidate George W. Jones surprised students and supporters by announcing the policy change during an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live." Jones acknowledged that recent scrutiny of the school's policies was behind the decision. "All of a sudden the university is at the center of a Republican presidential debate."The southern school adopted its ban on interracial dating in the 1950s.
Ironically, the policy was not instituted in response to concerns of white parents, but came after an Asian family threatened to sue the school when their son, who was a student at the school, nearly married a white girl. The school lost its tax-exempt status in 1983 after a 13-year battle with the Internal Revenue Service, which said the school's policies violated federal law.
In legal filings, Cooper has defended a university that wanted to ban interracial dating on the basis of religious freedom, sided with employers who wanted to fire employees with HIV, and fought for a proposition against gay marriage in California. Politico described Cooper, a member of the conservative Federalist Society, as “one of the most prominent and aggressive Supreme Court litigators in the country.” The Solicitor General argues the government’s cases (such as on Trump’s executive orders) in front of the U. Supreme Court and is sometimes called the “10th justice” because of the influence the position has with the nation’s highest court.
Here’s what you need to know: According to SCOTUS blog, “Cooper is perhaps best known for his defense of California’s Proposition 8, which barred same-sex marriage in that state.” Yahoo News reports that Cooper has argued before the U. Supreme Court seven times, most recently “in 2013, when he unsuccessfully urged the court to uphold California’s 2008 voter initiative that banned same-sex marriage in the state.” Cooper now says his position on gay marriage has “evolved,” reported Yahoo News, adding that “he helped plan his lesbian stepdaughter’s wedding a few years ago.” The other leading candidate for Solicitor General is reportedly George T. Cooper’s law firm says it also handled the case of “39 of the members of the Duke lacrosse team in connection with civil litigation against Duke University and Durham.” A story from ABC 11 quotes Cooper as saying: “This lawsuit is born out of Duke and Durham’s sustained wrongdoing and callous conduct against the players.” The players were exonerated after being falsely accused of rape in a case with racially charged tensions.
Scripture also teaches that this beautiful, God-caused and sustained diversity is divinely intended to incline mankind to seek the Lord and depend on Him for salvation from sin (Acts –28).
The true unity of humanity is found only through faith in Christ alone for salvation from sin—in contrast to the superficial unity found in humanistic philosophies or political points of view.
It teaches that God created the human race as one race.
History, reality and Scripture affirm that in that act of creation was the potential for great diversity, manifested today by the remarkable racial and cultural diversity of humanity.
That move, which came February 9, has increased speculation that George T.Conway, the husband of Trump’s high-profile adviser Kellyanne Conway, will get the post.Cooper is a close friend of new Attorney General Jeff Sessions and has a background full of controversial legal opinions dating to the Reagan era.Yahoo News reported that Sessions wants Cooper for the job of Solicitor General, and Trump may let him choose.We believe in the inspiration of the Bible (both the Old and the New Testaments); the creation of man by the direct act of God; the incarnation and virgin birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ; His identification as the Son of God; His vicarious atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the cross; the resurrection of His body from the tomb; His power to save men from sin; the new birth through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit; and the gift of eternal life by the grace of God.