Florida pastor still plans his 'burn-a-Quran' protest on 9/11 despite warnings by PetraeusThe pastor of a Florida church says he takes very seriously Gen. David Petraeus' warning that his church's burn-a-Quran day on 9/11 could endanger U.S. troops and that his congregation is praying about it, but he still plans to go through with the protest.
"We are definitely weighing the situation," Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., tells CNN today. "We are weighing the thing we are about to do, what it possibily could cause, what is our actual message, what we are trying to get across. How important is that now."
Hey fly, can we get a Crazy or Stupid thread prefix?What is wrong with us? It’s just like the Ground Zero mosque plan. Does this church have the right? Yes. Should they? No. And not because of the potential backlash or violence. Simply because it is wrong. The more I reflect on what happened on 8/28 the more I realize the amazing power of GOOD.
We must be the better person. We must be bigger than our problems. Bigger than the times in which we live. Burning the Koran is like burning the flag or the Bible. You can do it, but whose heart will you change by doing it? You will only harden the hearts of those who could be moved. None of those who are thinking about killing us will be affected, but our good Muslim friends and neighbors will be saddened. It makes the battle that they face inside their own communities even harder.
Let us rise above the current levels and elevate ourselves and our country. The only thing this act would prove is that you CAN burn a Koran. I didn’t know America was in doubt on that fact. Let’s prove to each other that while there are many things we can do, there are maybe many more things that we choose not to do. - Glenn Beck