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.
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