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Regent regrets equating gay people, pedophiles

The Associated Press - December 12, 2017 9:50 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – University of Oklahoma Regent Kirk Humphreys now disavows a statement made on a television panel comparing homosexuality with pedophilia.
In a statement to The Oklahoman newspaper Monday evening, the former Oklahoma City mayor said he did not mean to equate homosexuality with pedophilia. He said he regrets that his comments on the KFOR-TV public affairs show “FlashPoint” on homosexuality, in his words, “were not clear and led some people to believe that I was equating homosexuality with pedophilia.” He said that was neither his “intention or desire,” and he apologized for what he called his “lack of clarity.”
He said that, “for clarification,” his stance about homosexuality is “that it is against the teachings of Scripture.”


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