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Evangelist Bob Jones III apologizes for saying that gays should be stoned
Evangelist Bob Jones III apologizes for saying that gays should be stoned

In 1980, Bob Jones III, a fundamentalist minister and president of Bob Jones University in South Carolina, visited the White House with other ministers to urge President Jimmy Carter to oppose any extension of the Civil Rights Act to homosexuals.  That's when Jones made these comments:  “I'm sure this will be greatly misquoted,” Jones said at the news conference, according to the Associated Press. “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 posthaste if homosexuals were stoned, if murderers were...

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