A US pastor says he is not “backing down” from plans to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11, despite international outrage.

“We are not convinced that backing down is the right thing,” said Terry Jones of 50-member Florida church, the Dove World Outreach Center.(source)

This is a poor display of our Christian faith. There is no need for these types of “book” burnings for any reason. Regardless of how I feel about the Koran, I do not support burning it or any other religious books that I find offensive and/or heretical. In the United States we have the Bill of Rights that give us the freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech.

I support Dove World Outreach Center’s right to burn the Koran, but I do not agree with it because it’s does nothing to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

You can read more from the BBC here.

  1. Stan says:

    Neither Jesus or the apostles ever taught or modeled such a thing.
    In Acts 19, the converted citizens burned their own magic art books and things. They didn’t burn other people’s.

  2. Stan says:

    “In Afghanistan, Jones’ planned burning continued to provoke outrage.

    “It is the duty of Muslims to react,” said Mohammad Mukhtar, a cleric and candidate for the Afghan parliament in the Sept. 18 election. “When their holy book Quran gets burned in public, then there is nothing left. If this happens, I think the first and most important reaction will be that wherever Americans are seen, they will be killed. No matter where they will be in the world they will be killed.”” http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100908/ap_on_re_us/quran_burning

    The Muslim cleric is looking for occasion to attack Americans, even though this is an isolated case of an over-zealous pastor and not national or even church-wide policy. Hopefully, he will retract the idea before 9-11.

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