HolyCoast: A Foolish Pastor

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Foolish Pastor

I think we can probably put this pastor and his church right up their with the wackos of Westboro Baptist who are always running around doing dumb things:
A Florida pastor is speaking out in defense of his congregation’s controversial plan to burn copies of Koran on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.

"Things like 9-11, Fort Hood, and the honor killings... these are possibly not isolated incidents," Dove World Outreach Center pastor Terry Jones said. "These are things that, if we don't stand up now, they can increase."

The Gainesville, Fla. church made headlines worldwide in July when it announced the plans on its Facebook page.

The event had received thousands of "Like" recommendations by users of the social networking site, but had also been attacked with a number of threatening messages posted on the page and received corresponding anti-Islam rants.

Jones—who has written a book titled "Islam is of The Devil" and sells T-shirts bearing the same message—says his life is being threatened after getting international attention for his plans.

"We have thought about it," the pastor said, "about the danger in holding the controversial event, and we realize that whenever we made this step, that this kind of thing could happen. But we feel it's that important, and the times call for some kind of radical measure in standing up.”
Regardless of what you think of Islam and the Koran, how does this little stunt possibly advance the cause of Christ or show God's love to Muslims? It doesn't. It's a stunt by someone who has more hate in his foolish heart than anything else and serves no purpose other than to inflame passions. It's a shame this guy calls himself a Christian because he gives the rest of us...and the God he claims to serve...a bad name.

2 comments:

Mrs. C said...

Islam, not being of God, MUST logically be of the Devil... but burning copies of the Koran would mean that you'd have a copy on hand... which would mean you'd have to buy a copy so you can go burn it. Right?

I think I'll skip the bonfire. :)

Anonymous said...

I am a white american who lives next to a mosque, and i see a evil cult being not only tolerated but thriving all around the United States, what will happen when these people declare war? Will the government just sit back and do nothing, like it has already done. Please burn as many copies of satans testaments as possible.