Anti-Gay Florida "Pastor" Terry Jones Stokes The Fire Of Right Wingnut Hate By Holding "International Burn A Koran Day," On Sept. 11, 2010 (Video)

Anti-gay religios nutcase “Pastor” Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainseville, FL is no stranger to rgose of us who follow the radidly anti-gay, right wingnut, religious zealots who attack the LGBT Community using religion as a way to gather lemming followers. 

Jones and his follwers were against the election of Gainesville’s openly gay mayor, Craig Lowe, earlier this year. Lowe was the subject of an anti-gay leafleting campaign during the campaign, led bu Jones which focused on his sexuality. The leaflets asked voters to “Please help to make this town more like San Francisco, CA. Don’t let Traditional Values Activist [sic] use scare tactics against you!”  The leaflets also told voters that Lowe would support an “agenda” that included “Gays in Women’s Restrooms,” as well as “Gay Marriage,” “Gay Public Sex Education,” and “Gay Oriented Churches,” among other things and they also set uup signs reading “No Homo Mayor,” later shortening that slogan to “No Homo.”

But not content in just hating “Homos” Pastor Jones and his folowers are now going after the Muslims.  The church set up signs declaring that, “Islam is of the Devil.” When one of the church’s signs was vandalized on the evening of July 21, the church website sought to pin the act on gays the following day. “This is private property and vandalism is a crime here in America,” read the text, going on to say, “In Islam, many actions that we consider to be crimes are encouraged, condoned or sheltered under Islamic teaching and practice, though. Another reason to burn a Koran.”

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Jones has come up with a plan to stand firm for righteousness: he’s calling on his followers to burn copies of the Qu’ran, the holy book of the Muslim faith on Sept. 11th no less.

The Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta called up Jones to ask what’s behind the burn. Jones tells him this is not about hate but about Christian truth — and bringing Muslims to convert. Says Jones:

We love the Moslems and hope that they would come to true salvation. What we are attacking is Islam, the religion, and Sharia law, the political system.

According to Jones, the organizers got the idea from another Facebook event, “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” earlier this year (sigh).

Response from Florida’s Islamic community has been relatively muted so far. September 11 this year falls within the Eid al-Fitr holiday when Muslims mark the end of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. RNS reports that local Muslims are planning to use the feast as an opportunity to share Islamic traditions and Qurans with the church members and the wider community.

“We don’t want to do anything that would be reactive,” said Ramzy Kilic, communications director of the Tampa Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

In the Orlando Sentinel, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said,

“American Muslims and other people of conscience should support positive educational efforts to prevent the spread of Islamophobia.”

He said CAIR’s research shows that anti-Muslim bias decreases when people have access to accurate information about Islam and are able to connect on a personal level with ordinary Muslims.

Terrorism in the US has not been a one-way street either and the Islamic community in Florida has been one of it’s recent targets.

On May 10, a pipe bomb exploded in the Islamic Center of Northwest Florida in Jacksonville. No worshippers were hurt, but Kilic said the planned burning of Qurans could escalate tensions in the area

What a scary fucking country we live in. 


Will Kohler

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4 thoughts on “Anti-Gay Florida "Pastor" Terry Jones Stokes The Fire Of Right Wingnut Hate By Holding "International Burn A Koran Day," On Sept. 11, 2010 (Video)”

  1. burn in hell cracker. all honkeys like u will burn with satan. u are a no pussy gettin scum bag with a small dick and u are mad at the dark man for stealin your women lmfao u and terry are a joke and will get what u deserve!!!! for your actions will proceed others to serve worse actions. burn the book but you cant kill the belief lol! u are a dumb ass loser and your friends are losers and your wife sucks camel dick when your at your drive thru job at mcdonalds lmfao!!!!!!! i will continue to message your miserable sorry ass till you commit suicide!!! the truth hurts!!! bitch!!!

  2. To be honest, we ran across this article thinking it was about Terry Jones, the former member of Monty Python. Sorry for the mistake; this guy is MUCH more absurd, yet not the least bit funny.

    – ManPuppy Men

  3. The Anonymous Black man is a Trip.So hateful and Probably doesn't want to be hated.
    Terry Jones is the devil himself.He is a Major Shit Swizzle stick.He will Pay for his BS Sins his own damn self.The hate he spews and then he gets a Spot in The NY Times.Fuck That!!He deserves a spot in the Go To Hell Times.

    I am Proud to Know My Daughter grew up with a Muslim Child Care Lady Kowsar.This was While we sent her to Catholic School.She is well balanced and does not Hate anyone. I feel sory for many of the Children of these Haters who Pass these Sad Morals on to their Kids.

    Just Because My Daughter went to a catholic school doesn't mean we need to Stick to the letter of Catholic Dogma and Become shallow.
    The Archaic Ways of Thinking are so Ignorant.
    Hiding Behind The Bible and Spewing hate.

    He knows that Burning Korans will provoke Hate thus Being a Major Shit Swizzle Stick.Hate Provoking Hate.

    Being that Dogmatic and Pragmatic will Narrow your world quite a bit.Sad.They are Missing out on the Beautiful World being so Closed Minded and No Different than the Muslim extremists.Same Smell different color.

  4. Oh,now pastor jones is anti-gay,I did'nt hear a peep from any of you,when the ten commandments,were taken down,or in american,high school football players,were not allowed to say a prayer,before the game.Who the hell,do these hodgees think they are.We have 4000 dead americans in the middle east dead,because of them and add,another 3000 on 9/11,we need to nuke and vaporize them.

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