The Westboro Baptist Church currently holds the title of most insane thing purporting to be a Christian church in America, but could a small congregation of horribly misguided Christians in central Florida soon be taking their place? The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville is hosting "International Burn a Koran Day" on the 9th anniversary of September 11th. This, of course, will come a little more than a month after their "No Homo Mayor" protest.
The Church and its senior pastor Terry Jones says that Islam is "a violent and oppressive religion that is trying to mascarade itself as a religion of peace, seeking to deceive our society." Of course, it's widely known that all non-violent, non-oppressive religions celebrate peace by burning the holy books of other churches.
The church has set up a Facebook page
for the group, which for some reason has already attracted a number of comments posting anti-semitic images.
While Jones mainly seems to be set on hating on Muslim, he occasionally finds time to hate gays too. Gainesville recently elected openly gay politician Craig Lowe as Mayor, and of course Dove World campaigned hard against him. On his inauguration day they'll be hosting a "No Homo Mayor" protest
at city hall.
As for the Koran burning, we just have to wonder if Sarah Palin will ask
peace-seeking Christians to "refudiate" the protest, as it's unnecessary provocation that stabs hearts.