Bush reacted to the political distortions by criticizing the attempts at guilt by association.
He wrote a letter affirming that he is not a religious bigot and sent it to Cardinal John O'Connor of New York.
The university had argued that its ban on interracial dating was based on its sincere religious beliefs, but the Supreme Court upheld the IRS policy, by a vote of 8-1.
And in 1986, as the head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Cooper signed an OLC opinion that argued that employers could reject job applicants with AIDS if they were concerned about contracting the disease.
was one of the more odious episodes in the history of the Reagan Justice Department.
John Mc Cain by seeking the support of southern fundamentalists who express anti-Catholic views." Mc Cain said the calls didn't accuse Bush of bigotry, only the people Bush was turning to for support.BJU—along with a Christian academy in North Carolina—sued for reinstatement because it claimed…wait for it…that its "religious liberty" had been violated.In 1982, once the Reagan people were heavily ensconced in their new jobs, the federal government under then-AG William French Smith abruptly changed sides and lined up with the discriminatory institutions.Its policies forbade even interracial dating for what the university claimed were Biblical grounds.In 1970, the IRS stripped the tax exemption from universities that practiced racial discrimination on any grounds whatsoever.