Tuesday, September 07, 2010

International Burn a Koran Day

The Dove World Outreach Center of Gainsville, Florida (with about 50 members) has attracted international attention with its plans to hold an "International Burn a Koran Day" on September 11 this year.

Their website says their purpose and goal "is to get people to stand up." I'm all for standing up but you can take stand by teaching and preaching the truth. To burn the Koran may make some kind of symbolic statement but it really accomplishes nothing. The pastor apparently thinks he is warning people of the danger of Islam. What he is really doing is putting unnecessary road blocks in the way of reaching Muslims for Christ.

The proposed Koran burning has been widely condemned. Someone from the State Department even called the plan un-American.

Un-American? Really? It may be misguided, but un-American?

When public funds were used to display a crucifix in urine under the guise of "art" liberals defended that as freedom of speech.

When an "artist" displayed a picture of the virgin Mary spattered with dung that was also defended on the basis of free speech.

When a homosexual group advertised their annual perverted Folsom Street Fair using a picture of the Last Supper in which Jesus and the disciples were dressed in S&M outfits with sex toys on the table, no liberals labeled that as un-American?

So why is it that when Christian symbols are desecrated, liberals praise such hatred as bold stands for freedom of speech, but when some small church pastor decides to burn some Korans, he not only faces outrage by the Left, but the condemnation rises all the way to the Pentagon, the State Department and even the White House!

1 comment:

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