Ex-Coach, Wanting Job Back, Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comments

December 3, 2010

Bill McCartney, former head football coach at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is apologizing for comments he has made about gay people -- and the apology has come as he has expressed interest in his old job, which is now open, The Boulder Daily Camera reported. In the past, McCartney has described homosexuality as "an abomination against almighty God," and the Daily Camera reported that some people urged Colorado not to rehire someone with such views. Now, McCartney said that he is not against any group. "The Bible says the whole gospel is found in the first two commandments, and those commandments are love God and love your neighbor as yourself," McCartney said. "What I regret is that I did not communicate that. I don't judge the gay community, and anybody who gets the impression that I do, that's just not the truth. I didn't communicate that well that day, and I regret that. I ask the forgiveness of anyone who thinks I judged them or look down on them. I don't."

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