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.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.
"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.”
Friday, August 13, 2010
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: