Various Church of God apologists love to claim that the church was never racist at its core beliefs. Almost-arrested Elisha, Elijah Habakuk, Amos Bob Thiel makes many such claims. But all of them fail to take into account that the church and Ambassador College had written into its constitution racist ideas. That constitution was greatly affected on the church believing in the erroneous myth of British Israelism and superiority of the white nations who were supposedly descendants of the 12 tribes, who as we all know, were pure lily white.
It was so obvious and bad that the City of Pasadena investigated the church/college in 1963.
There is an advantage of having a huge personal collection of books written about the Worldwide Church of God, Herbert Armstrong and Armstrongism over the last 70 some years. Embarrassing facts are in print that can never be erased from the world no matter how much the lying false prophets of Armstrongism attempt to.
"Incidentally, regarding the Anglo-Israel theory, none other than Garner Ted Armstrong, being interviewed by the Rev. Lester Kinsolving, a syndicated religious writer for the public press, when queried about it, smiled and replied: "It's a likelihood (British Israelism), but it can't be proved. It's an interesting aside. We certainly don't regard this as a required belief, if that's what you're getting at." When Kinsolving pointed out that in 1963 during an investigation of Ambassador College by the Pasadena City Attorney, it was learned that the school's constitution and by-laws, adopted in 1951, restricted the student body "to the race of Israel, whom we believe now to be the white, English speaking Anglo-Saxon and Celtic people, and the democratic peoples of Northwestern Europe, in addition to the Jews descended from the Kingdom of Judah", he said Armstrong appeared surprised and hurriedly said: "That must have been while I was in the Navy. It's been altered dramatically. We have no such restrictions." Armstrongism: The "Worldwide Church God" Examined in the Searching Light of Scripture, Sumner, 1974