The current Bob Jones, who, unfortunately for the rest of us, seem to run in perpetuity, has regrets. He now allows that gay people should not be stoned, although they are still sinners.
“I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric. This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago,” Jones said in a statement. “Upon now reading these long-forgotten words, they seem to me as words belonging to a total stranger—were my name not attached.”
“I cannot erase them, but wish I could, because they do not represent the belief of my heart or the content of my preaching. Neither before, nor since, that event in 1980 have I ever advocated the stoning of sinners,” he added.
In other words, “I can’t believe I said that out loud.”
But, looking on the bright side, since it seems that we’re ALL sinners in the eyes of the mythical sky fairy, then that puts homosekshuls on equal footing with the rest of us — hence equal rights for everyone!! Yay, Bob Jones III!
I’m sure he’s right onboard with the idea…right?
This is our daily open thread — Sorry so late!!