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John McCain's Views On Bob Jones University - Then And Now

With everything going on this week, one story that has not gained that much attention is John McCain saying he would accept an invitation to Bob Jones

With everything going on this week, one story that has not gained that much attention is John McCain saying he would accept an invitation to Bob Jones University:

U.S. Sen. John McCain riled Bob Jones University leaders in South Carolina's nasty 2000 GOP presidential primary by criticizing the Christian fundamentalist school - known for its ban on interracial dating and its anti-Roman Catholic views - and George W. Bush for speaking there.

Now McCain says he would consider speaking at the school himself.

"I can't remember when I've turned down a speaking invitation. I think I'd have to look at it," he told The State newspaper.

McCain, R-Ariz., says he would have to look at Bob Jones University's latest policy statements. "I understand they have made considerable progress," he said.

The Senate Majority Project gives us a nice journey in the time machine so that we can see what McCain said in 2000.

McCain: "If I'd have been invited to go to Bob Jones University , sure, I'd have gone! And I'd have told them, 'Get out of the 16th century and into the 21st century. What you're doing is racist and cruel!'"

So in 6 years they have gone from the 16th century to the 21st century? It's amazing how much progress is made when elections grow near.

(h/t Christy - Senate Majority Project)

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