This idiot is at it again. Pastor plans on burning qurans, this time in my hometown.

Quran Burning Planned For Mulberry

Controversial Gainesville pastor says he will torch 3,000

MULBERRY | A Florida pastor known for inciting international controversy for burning a copy of the Quran says he wants to burn nearly 3,000 of the Muslim holy books during a Sept. 11 event in Mulberry.

Terry Jones told The Ledger by phone he plans to burn the books at a rural Mulberry residence — one book for every person killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

Jones's threatened burning of a Quaran in 2010 enraged Muslims around the world. After backing down from his planned demonstration in New York, Jones eventually burned a book at his Gainesville church, which 10 days later sparked riots in Afghanistan, where 20 people died, including seven United Nations workers.

He said Wednesday he will use the Mulberry property of Bill McKinnley for the burning while his church, Dove World Outreach Center, is looking for a new location in the Tampa Bay area, focusing on Pinellas and Manatee counties. The church sold its Gainesville property earlier this month. Jones said.

"We were looking for a place to do it," Jones said. "We checked out several places ... this individual called us and offered us his property if we had not found a place. So yeah, we took him up on the offer."

McKinnley said Wednesday he would not say whether the event would or would not be held on his property.

Some in Mulberry don't want Jones there.

"He's not welcome as far as I'm concerned," said Mulberry City Commissioner James Splaine.

"That guy in my book is just nothing but a troublemaker. You can't start messing with people's religions. Whether you like them or not, it's up to them to have their own religion."

Jones said.

Jones said he does believe there are some peaceful Muslims, but said that often changes as Muslims move from a minority to a majority. He said he hopes the Mulberry event will lead to sanctions against predominantly Muslim countries he said violate basic human rights.

"We would like to cause such an awareness that those countries would be forced to adopt at least basic human rights," Jones said, "where people who live there are not afraid to speak out, to be Christians or to be atheists."

Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, takes issue with Jones.

"If this man and his congregation feel they are making the world a better place, they are certainly sadly mistaken," Potok said.

"In the case of this group, it absolutely denigrates all Muslim groups and all gay people in particularly vicious ways."

The Dove World Outreach Center's Mulberry event follows a recent visit to Polk County from another of the 1,007 groups the Southern Poverty Law Center considers hate groups.

The Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church protested at the graduation ceremonies of several Polk County high schools in May.

Lakeland is also home to a Southern Poverty Law Center Hate Group: Crew 38. The group describes itself as a group "for racially aware, racially proud White people."

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Comment by Dan on July 18, 2013 at 8:13am

Comment by Sagacious Hawk on July 18, 2013 at 9:26am

I hope there is a torrential downpour.

Comment by H3xx on July 18, 2013 at 10:54am

Get in contact with him, inform him that you are an atheist, and give him the ultimatum that you will burn one bible for every Qur'an he burns unless he learns to play nice.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on July 18, 2013 at 12:27pm

Good idea H3xx...

Comment by Unseen on July 18, 2013 at 3:55pm

Show up with a crew who can administer that white foam they use to put out fires on commercial jets.

Comment by SteveInCO on July 18, 2013 at 9:00pm

Get in contact with him, inform him that you are an atheist, and give him the ultimatum that you will burn one bible for every Qur'an he burns unless he learns to play nice.

I have a couple of Gideon bibles I could donate.

Comment by Kairan Nierde on July 18, 2013 at 10:25pm

The only thing that can save us now is...sharknado!

Comment by _Robert_ on July 18, 2013 at 10:37pm

What are they gonna say about him? He was a kind man? He was a wise man? He had plans? He had wisdom? Bullshit, man! And am I gonna be the one that's gonna set them straight? Look at me! Look at me! Wrong!

Comment by Mike 2000 on July 19, 2013 at 8:21am

I happen to like it when religions are insulted.  Smash the trinkets, burn the shrines, give the holy men noogies until their hair falls out (some of them anticipate this).  As far as provoking retaliation goes, it's really not worth trying to avoid.  Muslims do not outgun the world.  Their tendency towards violence only makes them look stupid.  If they manage to pick a fight with the free world, they will end up devastated and humiliated.  And just to be clear- I will always vote for sharknado.

Comment by Adam on July 19, 2013 at 2:07pm

I don't see a problem with it as long as he has no problems with Ex Christians Atheists join him and burn 3,000 Bibles too


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