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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Bob Jones U. Drops Anti-Mormon Statements From Website
(Bob Jones Site Drops Reference to Religions as Cults)
Los Angeles Times (AP) 15Mar00 N1
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Bob Jones University, the evangelical Christian university criticized recently for its statements calling Mormons and Catholics 'cults,' has dropped those comments from its website. In place of the comments, a new message from University President Bob Jones III recounts how he contemplated on Christmas Eve "the growing worldwide hostility toward the evangelizing efforts of Bible-believing Christians."

As recently as March 2nd, Jones' "President's Corner" message stated "The diminution of evangelistic enterprise to cults which call themselves Christian, including Catholicism and Mormonism, is frightening." This position, long a part of the statements of the University, led to public criticism of the University and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who spoke on campus February 2nd following a loss in the Republican presidential campaign in New Hampshire. Bush was criticized for speaking at the University and failing to criticize its policies, including a school ban against interracial dating.

The school's statements the became a campaign issue, as Arizona Senator John McCain, the presidential contender who beat Bush in the New Hampshire primary, criticized Bush for not challenging the school's policies. Jones lifted the ban on interracial dating on March 3rd.


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