The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., has hanged an effigy of President Barack Obama from a gallows on its front lawn, a move DWOC pastor Terry Jones said was in response to Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage, as well as his stance on abortion and what Jones called his “appeasing of radical Islam.”
I guess burning the Quran was not enough. Good thing he is a Christian, eh?
This stuff worries me. Where does he find license for this either in Scripture or common sense?
Oddly enough, Jones has contracted some sort of Stockholm Syndrome as he seems to be using the same tactics of those whom he despises.
Oh, I’m sorry, but that’s how I read the headline…
Pastor Terry Jones has once again threatened to burn Qurans, this time in protest of Iran’s continued imprisonment of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. The Florida minister, whose previous protests attracted violent reaction, tells CP why he is once more taking such a controversial stance. (here)
This man is not a pastor, and I would question his Christianity.
Most will focus on the fact that this is considered the most Islamic city in country, but…
In Dearborn, Mich., anti-Islam Pastor Terry Jones and an assistant were ordered to jail tonight after they refused to pay a $1 peace bond to hold a rally at the largest mosque in North America, the Detroit Free Press reports.
After a two-day trial-like hearing, a jury sided with prosecutors and agreed that Jones would likely “breach the peace” with his planned rally outside the Islamic Center of America. Authorities argued that a riot could erupt.
Prosecutors had estimated the cost of additional security at about $46,000. But the judge set the so-called peace bond at just $1.
While Rodney tries to take a snipe at me, undermining the seriousness of his post, he goes further in his attempt at defending Terry Jones and attacking both Christian and myself, proving once again that Rodney will by nature take the contrarian position on any and everything.
What Rodney doesn’t get in his rush to try to make a point is that neither Christian nor I are saying that Terry Jones is the cause of all the angry feelings towards the United States coming from the Afghanistan people. What I am saying is that Terry Jones is causing the recent deaths. Let’s explore this a bit.
First, the angry feelings predate Terry Jones. Second, with the recent civilian deaths, the anger and frustration over American occupation is growing exponentially (read Rodney’s post for a good treatment of this). Third, what Terry Jones is doing is allowing the leaders of the frustration to blow the lid off of the people’s rational and natural frustration. The frustrated people are looking for any excuse to protest and to riot.
Did Princip actually cause World War One? No. Is he given the credit for doing so, by his actions of assassinating the Archduke? Yup. The problem is, is that Austria-Hungry was looking for a reason to launch a war. While this action was in of it self insignificant to the events which surrounded it, it was used as a catalyst to launch a war which would not end until 1945 if you are being conservative. Terry Jones is making himself a catalyst. Therefore, he is guilty of causation.
Terry knows that his burning of the Qur’an will causes deaths and yet, he’ll continue to provoke the actions. While he is not the cause of the angry feelings, he is purposely putting himself into a situation to push people over the edge. On the other side is the vile depravity which we have seen – deaths of innocents.
Even with his attempted snipes, he and I agree on a whole host of these issues.
Let me make this clear: There is nothing wrong for standing up for the Cause of Christ, for the Church, for the Scriptures – but when you purposely attack another, you become what you supposedly hate. What he has done now is to cause the death of innocents because he wasn’t following Christ. He is rejecting Christ.
An American Christian preacher who caused an international uproar last year by threatening to burn the Koran has put himself back in the spotlight after incinerating Islam’s holy book — again with deadly consequences.
Thousands of protesters in northern Afghanistan, enraged over news that the Florida pastor Terry Jones had overseen a torching of the Koran, stormed a United Nations compound on Friday, killing at least seven U.N. staff.
On March 20, he presided over what he called an “International Judge the Koran Day” in which he supervised the burning of the book in front of some 50 people.
Video posted on the website of his Dove World Outreach Center church showed a kerosene-soaked book going up in bright flames in a metal fire pit similar to those often found in backyards and patios, but located inside the church.