Skip to comments.Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned
Posted on 03/23/2015 8:52:58 PM PDT by Steelfish
Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned By Ed Payne, CNN March 23, 2015
(CNN)Three and a half decades after calling for homosexuals to be stoned, former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III has apologized.
"I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric," Jones said. "This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago."
The weekend apology came days after the conservative Christian school in South Carolina received a petition asking for an apology for a statement Jones made to the Associated Press in 1980 at the White House.
"I'm sure this will be greatly misquoted," Jones said at the time. "But it would not be a bad idea to bring the swift justice today that was brought in Israel's day against murder and rape and homosexuality. I guarantee it would solve the problem post-haste if homosexuals were stoned, if murderers were immediately killed as the Bible commands."
When he made the comments, Jones was part of a group of fundamentalist ministers who went to the White House with 70,000 signatures on a petition opposed to extending provisions of the Civil Rights Act to homosexuals.
"Upon now reading these long-forgotten words, they seem to me as words belonging to a total stranger -- were my name not attached," Jones said in Saturday's statement. "I cannot erase them, but wish I could, because they do not represent the belief of my heart or the content of my preaching."
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Sexual deviants already spend a lot of time stoned. Let’s not make it any worse than it already is.
I wonder what kind of stuff Obama was saying 35 years ago. That would have made him 18.
That is, if we accept his given birth date.
And he expects to be saying it again, real soon.
They’re bringing up a 35 year-old statement by someone who four-fifths of the country has never heard of, and making an issue of it?
Yes every counter-revolutionary must be rooted out and eliminated.
It’s “Islamaphobia” to criticize the religion that actually stones homos to death, but fundamentalist Christian speech, well that’s ‘fair game’.
Since this was at the White House in 1980, what did Jimmy Carter say in response at the time? What has Jimmuh had to say about this current controversy?
Regrettably, stuff like this is never forgotten in far left circles.
Something to think about today. It all makes sense now.
Gay marriage and marijuana being legalized on the same day in Colorado.
Leviticus 20:13 if a man lays with another man he should be stoned.
We’ve just been interpreting it wrong all along.
How about just throwing pies in their faces, to avenge Anita Bryant?
As we of older years know....”Everybody must get stoned...”
I would not feel so all alone.
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