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http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/23/us/rel...ogy/index.html

Now, what will be interesting to see is if the left will levy the same sort of live-and-let-live forgiveness they did toward Robert Byrd and his Ku Klux Klan participation ALSO many years ago (who was one of their own, of course).
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I know a woman very well who was thrown out of his university in the late 80's because she (white girl) went out on a date with an Hawaiian.
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Now, what will be interesting to see is if the left will levy the same sort of live-and-let-live forgiveness they did toward Robert Byrd and his Ku Klux Klan participation ALSO many years ago (who was one of their own, of course).
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I know a woman very well who was thrown out of his university in the late 80's because she (white girl) went out on a date with an Hawaiian.
Ah yes, another imaginary friend conveniently appears to validate the stereotype, cue the righteous indignation.
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Now, what will be interesting to see is if the left will levy the same sort of live-and-let-live forgiveness they did toward Robert Byrd and his Ku Klux Klan participation ALSO many years ago (who was one of their own, of course).


Just out of curiosity, what was the left doing with Bob Jones in the first place in recent years?


Per your own article, it sounds like the group involved is seeing this as positive progress.
The petition by BJUnity, a group that bills itself as a network "for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and straight affirming people affected by fundamentalist Christianity," garnered more than 1,900 signatures.

"We are grateful that Bob Jones III has taken responsibility for these words; words that have caused deep harm for many more people than any of us knows," the group's website said. "This means a lot to us because it represents the beginning of a change in the rhetoric and conversation."
If this move involves real change, then by all means.
If he wants to apologize for one specific comment but then the university continue discrimination against transgender and possibly gays, then there are still problems.
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Bob Jones University Drops Interracial Dating Ban... | Christianity Today The rule was dropped in 2000. Don't call me a liar you mindless partisan idiot.
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