Bob Jones III Apologizes for 35-Year-Old Call to Kill Gays

Thirty-five years after he made them, Bob Jones III, one of the country’s most influential evangelical Christian leaders, has apologized for comments calling for gay men and lesbians to be killed “as the Bible commands.”

Jones was chancellor and former president of Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.”

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If you don’t know and there is no reason you should, Bob Jones University in my home state of South Carolina is a very conservative venue of higher education. I thought it was very broad-minded of Bob Jones III to renounce his demand made 35 years ago that all gay people be killed.



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