LYNCHBURG, Va., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ --
apologize that certain statements of mine made during
an interview for the September 30 edition of CBS's "60
Minutes" were hurtful to the feelings of many Muslims.
I intended no disrespect to any sincere, law abiding
In my more than 50 years of Christian ministry, I have
never preached a sermon on Islam. I have never written
a book or booklet on the subject. I have always shown
respect for other religions, faiths and denominations.
Unfortunately, I answered one controversial and loaded
question at the conclusion of an hour-long CBS
interview which I should not have answered. That was a
mistake and I apologize.