Bill McCartney Wants To Coach Again At U. of Colorado. So Now He’s Sorry For Calling You An ‘Abomination’

Bill McCartney hasn’t been the head coach of the University of Colorado’s football team since 1994, because he’s still a well known name there. He’s also well known for founding in 1994 the Promse Keepers, an all-male Christian group dedicated to the betterment of fathers, sons, and brothers. (Or, officially, it’s “a Christ-centered organization dedicated to introducing men to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, helping them to grow as Christians.”) And now he’s very sorry for using his position to preach hatred against gays and women.

Promise Keepers boasts the “Seven Promises,” or the core tenets of belonging. They include being “committed to pursuing vital relationships with a few other men, understanding that he needs brothers to help him keep his promises” and being “committed to practising spiritual, moral, ethical and sexual purity.” When he founded the group, McCartney said he wanted to see UC’s Boulder’s Folsom Field become a place “for training and teaching on what it means to be godly men.”

You know where this is going.

McCartney has called homosexuality “an abomination against almighty God,” among other things. And now he’s very sorry: “he Bible says the whole gospel is found in the first two commandments, and those commandments are love God and love your neighbor as yourself,” he says in new remarks. “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.”

How come McCartney, 70, is only now apologizing for decade-old statements? Because Colorado might want to bring him back as head coach after firing Dan Hawkins for a losing season, and students, faculty, alumni, and fans have sent more than a dozen letters to Chancellor Phil DiStefano with, shall we say, some concerns. McCartney has publicly said he’d be up for returning.

Would he be apologizing for his remarks were a new job prospect not on the line? Of course not. Has he changed his mind about gays? Of course not. Has he wised up and figured out what needs to be done in order to make his hiring a smooth process? Yep.

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    “committed to pursuing vital relationships with a few other men, understanding that he needs brothers to help him keep his promises”

    Sounds quite the Gay group to me……………….. :p

  • Mike in Asheville

    Had McCartney been the coach at Colorado the past year or two, I very much doubt that the Pac 10 Conference would have acted to add Colorado and Utah into a new Pac 12 Conference.

    Should Colorado bring him back, well, what an interesting reception the new conference team/coach is going to receive arriving in Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, the Oregon and Washington schools (not sure what USC and the Arizona schools would react).

    As for an apology, he is supposed to be some sort of Christian leader. He doesn’t even know the 10 Commandments, how can he be a leader. First Commandment: I am the Lord God [who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery], you shall have no other God before me. Second Commandment: You shall not make no idol [whether in the form that is in heaven above, or that is on earth, or that is in the water under earth]. In some Christian faiths, the First Commandment, above, is split into the first and second commandments. )Exodus and Deuteronomy.

    There is no commandment in the 10 Commandments to “love your neighbor” as yourself or anyone. That appears in Leviticus 19:18. It is elevated by Jesus in the parable of the Good Samaritan.

    So, basically, he is knows little about Christianity, not even the basics, and a liar willing to babble what he needs to to get what he wants.


    Max Simon: What does not being coach since 1994 “because he’s still a well know name there” mean?

  • Francis

    Seriously. It seems like some kind of down low operation to me lol

  • Greg

    @Mike in Asheville: “Max Simon: What does not being coach since 1994 “because he’s still a well know name there” mean?”

    Indeed, what does that mean? Just more evidence that Queerty not only has no editor, but never reads and heeds the comments. Ever.


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