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"We're coming down to the place in America where any church that does that or any individual that does that is declared the enemy of the people," Jones said. "Every time that comes out (the Web page) is updated and, as I understand it, they were a couple of issues behind," Shamblin said.

From the Kingsport Times-News KINGSPORT: A Christian fundamentalist instructed parishioners at a Model City church Sunday night to speak out for traditional values in a society that has strayed from Biblical teachings. Bob Jones told a congregation gathered at Cedar View Independent Methodist Church that many today have become too accepting of sinful acts.

"If you listen to the media today, you would have to conclude that about the worst sin a person could commit is intolerance," said Jones, the president of Bob Jones University in Greenville, S. "You can be nice to people who disagree with you, and you have to be, but you can't concede anything to them," he said.

Society should not put up with acts that cross "the line that God has drawn." Jones said things like lying, incest and insubordination from children betray God's plan for mankind.

Homosexual lifestyles and marital infidelity cannot be declared normal and acceptable because God has defined these acts as sinful, he said. John Mc Cain, his top opponent, made the visit a campaign issue, and Bush later apologized for not challenging the school's interracial dating ban and anti-Catholic views. Mary Shamblin, secretary to school spokesman Jonathan Pait, said the president's message on the Web site comes from the school's quarterly magazine.

It has been a central site for the organization of black movements for freedom and civil rights and has symbolized a growing black independence in America.