The Oregonian, 3-15, 2000 A2

Bob Jones Web site drops item on Catholics, Mormons

COLUMBIA, S.C.Bob Jones University dropped from its Web site statements from its president calling Catholicism and Mormonism cults.

A new message on the site has bob Jones III recounting how he contemplated on Christmas Eve "the growing worldwide hostility toward the evangelizing efforts of Bible-believing Crhistians."

But gone is the "Presidents Corner" message there as late as March 2 in which Jones said, "The diminution of evangelistic enterprise to cults which call themselves Christian, including Catholicism and Mormonism, is frightening."

The language was cited repeatedly after Texas Gov. George W. Bush was criticized for speaking on the campus Feb. 2 to bolster his Republican presidential campaign following a loss in New Hampshire.