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Gay Artist Burns Rare $60,000.00 Koran
marketwatch ^ | July 26, 2007 | COMTEX

Posted on 07/27/2007 4:52:28 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird

NEW YORK, July 26, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Charles Merrill, the artist who recently edited the Holy Bible with a black marker and pair of scissors, has lately burned a rare Islamic Holy Book, The Koran, valued at $60,000.00, in an undisclosed Chicago location. "The purpose of editing and burning Abrahamic Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate," Merrill stated. "Both ancient books are terrorist manuals."
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"Airplanes are flown into buildings because of words, and hate crimes against gays," Merrill said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 911; bookburning; christianity; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; koran; musilm; performanceart; target
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1 posted on 07/27/2007 4:52:30 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Ready for the nuthouse!


2 posted on 07/27/2007 4:53:30 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Well that is certainly going to get a lot accomplished.


3 posted on 07/27/2007 4:54:59 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
If he had any guts he would have burned it in front of the nearest biggest mosque — after announcing his intentions in advance.
4 posted on 07/27/2007 4:56:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Merrill stated. "Both ancient books are terrorist manuals."

At least he hates both Muslims and Christians alike. No mention whether he hates Jews or has desecrated the Torah.

5 posted on 07/27/2007 4:56:26 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

He should probably be on the phone, right now, with Salman Rushdie, asking him about all the really good places to hide.


6 posted on 07/27/2007 4:57:29 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

He’s burning books to eliminate “homophobic hate.”

In other words he’s an idiot. (a genius to a liberal)


7 posted on 07/27/2007 4:58:52 PM PDT by period end of story (What is the antonym of competition?)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

No one should hate gays. They should be treated as any other genetically deffective organism.


8 posted on 07/27/2007 4:59:09 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Didn’t you already post this story today?


9 posted on 07/27/2007 4:59:10 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

He got away with desecrating the Bible. We just shrug and let the Lord take care of such drivel.

He might not be so lucky with the muzzies.

Those guys have flown airplanes into buildings for less.


10 posted on 07/27/2007 4:59:22 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: spanalot

So he decided he was gay after his wife died? I can’t understand why people into goat, camel sex and fudge-packers can’t get along....


11 posted on 07/27/2007 4:59:31 PM PDT by clilly54
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
Charles Merrill, the artist who recently edited the Holy Bible with a black marker and pair of scissors, has lately burned a rare Islamic Holy Book, The Koran, valued at $60,000.00, in an undisclosed Chicago location.

Kind of a pricey protest when you can get the same Islamofascist reaction by pee-peeing on a $2.98 Koran.

How many Muzis will get killed in Islamabad when the marches start?

12 posted on 07/27/2007 4:59:55 PM PDT by JCG
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

If he desecrated the Bible, I’m sure he desecrated the Torah — part of the same book.


13 posted on 07/27/2007 5:00:01 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: processing please hold

Where?


14 posted on 07/27/2007 5:00:21 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
Actually - whether he knows it or not - he’s admitting that God’s word condemns the actions of homosexuality - It’s surprising how many people don’t know that...but, thanks to this gay guy’s actions, many more will be alerted.

‘Hope he plans on going into deep hiding - he’s committed a ‘fatwah-able’ offense for sure...

and wasn’t he displaying a bit of hate himself?

15 posted on 07/27/2007 5:00:54 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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"Airplanes are flown into buildings because of words, and hate crimes against gays," Merrill said

There are two ways to interpret this statement. Either the Islamic terrorists flew planes into the WTC towers in defense of homosexuals targeted by gay bashers in this country or they flew the planes to specifically target homosexuals. I maybe going out on a limb but a gut feeling tells me don't think either scenario is likely.
16 posted on 07/27/2007 5:02:21 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Mrs.Z
I hope that the reactions of the two groups is illustrated to those who are always so quick to point out that Christians are also terrorists.

Like you said - burn a Bible? Who cares. Some angry queer can't do anything to raise our pulse. Most Christians just feel sorry for him - he clearly has a lot of hate and ignorance in his heart.

But see how the OTHER side treats his burning of their Koran and watch them go bat-guana insane.

17 posted on 07/27/2007 5:03:06 PM PDT by mbraynard (FDT: Less Leadership Experience than any president in US history)
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To: spanalot

well, like they say about lawyers, ‘it’s a start’!!


18 posted on 07/27/2007 5:03:16 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Man50D

Actually there’s only one way to interpret that statement.

He is an IDIOT.


19 posted on 07/27/2007 5:05:47 PM PDT by period end of story (What is the antonym of competition?)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
I posted a comment on it that said, "Do I see a fatwa in his future"

It was pulled with this remark.

"Attempt to violate posting restrictions."

20 posted on 07/27/2007 5:06:53 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
"Airplanes are flown into buildings because of words, and hate crimes against gays," Merrill said.

I have news for Mr. Merrill; the Muslims hate a lot more people than just Gays. To be precise they hate everyone who is not a Muslim.

But they do have specific punishments for individual subsets of non-Muslims. And of course the punishments for Gays is not the least unpleasant of those punishments.

21 posted on 07/27/2007 5:06:59 PM PDT by Pontiac (Patriotism is the natural consequence of having a free mind in a free society.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Well duh. Ignore my post. I answered my own question. :)


22 posted on 07/27/2007 5:08:22 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

Interesting. Thanks.


23 posted on 07/27/2007 5:09:48 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

At least he hates both Muslims and Christians alike. No mention whether he hates Jews or has desecrated the Torah.


He’s leaving out Hindus. That’s so exclusionary!


24 posted on 07/27/2007 5:10:20 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Sorry about that.


25 posted on 07/27/2007 5:11:00 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

“The purpose of editing and burning Abrahamic Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate,”

oh ya that’ll work.


26 posted on 07/27/2007 5:14:33 PM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To: processing please hold

Some times I’m totally befuddled by FR and how things work. Apparently it needed excerpting. The auto-excerpting worked this time. Then again, who knows. Maybe you’ll never read this again either...


27 posted on 07/27/2007 5:15:53 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Watch out - if this story gets picked up around the world (and it probably will once CAIR et al get into the act) this could provoke the kind of insane reaction that will make the “Danish cartoons” matter look like kids in the sandbox. Muzzie mobs have rioted and slaughtered large numbers of infidels over a lot less. While I have no regard for the book in question, I certainly do not see any good reason to try to inflame those parts of the world into riots and mass murder. Is this guy trying to get a fatwa issued to become infamous? He may get a lot of innocent people killed in the process....


28 posted on 07/27/2007 5:20:11 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

LOL! Some “artist”. He didn’t show his “work” in public, and I bet he’s gonna get real nervous if his picture suddenly starts getting lots of hits and turns up on Al Jazeera.


29 posted on 07/27/2007 5:20:45 PM PDT by Dreagon
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
Then again, who knows. Maybe you’ll never read this again either...

Lololol

30 posted on 07/27/2007 5:22:16 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
NEW YORK, July 26, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Charles Merrill, the artist who recently edited the Holy Bible with a black marker and pair of scissors, has lately burned a rare Islamic Holy Book, The Koran, valued at $60,000.00, in an undisclosed Chicago location. "The purpose of editing and burning Abrahamic Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate," Merrill stated. "Both ancient books are terrorist manuals."

Gotta give this homo credit for being a hell of a lot braver than most.

31 posted on 07/27/2007 5:22:35 PM PDT by Hacksaw (Appalachian by the grace of God! Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

It was nice knowing him...


32 posted on 07/27/2007 5:23:49 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Wait a minute; He`s gay but then he says:

“I inherited the rare Islamic book from my late wife, Evangeline Johnson Merrill.”

Was Evangeline a man? Or is Charles one of those who suddenly one day decides he is gay?

I must say though, burning a rare Koran is a commendable accomplishment, although he may want to re-read that Bible.


33 posted on 07/27/2007 5:25:47 PM PDT by Screamname (On this date in history; Al Gore invents the Algorithm)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
So I guess that means he is not prejudice because he hates everyone equally.
34 posted on 07/27/2007 5:26:11 PM PDT by Kimmers (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Enchante
Is this guy trying to get a fatwa issued to become infamous?

He just wants to be famous amongst the liberal elites. Destroying the Bible wasn't good enough - too passé. This is a bit more novel and daring. Plus, there could be personal consequences to this one.

35 posted on 07/27/2007 5:27:47 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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At least he’s an equal opportunity offender. He slashed the Bible, yes, but he did to Koran too. Too many whimpsy liberals only dare to do that to the Bible, but not to Koran.


36 posted on 07/27/2007 5:28:28 PM PDT by paudio
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

The guy was probably ticked off because he couldn’t get what he wanted for it on eBay.


37 posted on 07/27/2007 5:31:01 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Enchante

clarification: the “book” in question for which I have no regard is the 2nd one burned (NOT the Holy Bible)— the ‘rare’ one he inherited from his late wife — though it’s probably spitting on her memory to burn it since obviously it was a remarkable item she received from a King (not that I would care, but presumably she did since she held onto it so long instead of giving it away)


38 posted on 07/27/2007 5:31:22 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Screamname
Was Evangeline a man?

He/she/it is now dead and this guy inherited a LOT because he was married to said now dead person. I hope that was looked into carefully.

39 posted on 07/27/2007 5:31:27 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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Non-paying bidder named Mohamed.
40 posted on 07/27/2007 5:32:57 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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41 posted on 07/27/2007 5:34:14 PM PDT by Gritty (American mistrust and Muslim murder are not equal. One is vastly more moral-Bob Lonsberry)
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“Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate”

Anybody want to tell this moron that is not going to accomplish his task? However I’m sure the religion of peace will certainly move you up on their list and will want to chat.


42 posted on 07/27/2007 5:37:10 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Do you cheer for the gay guy or the koran?


43 posted on 07/27/2007 5:41:13 PM PDT by ricks_place
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This is totally OK, BUT it would have been better if the NEA had funded it!


44 posted on 07/27/2007 5:44:22 PM PDT by Wheee The People (Go FRed)
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"The purpose of editing and burning Abrahamic Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate,"

Oh...Yeah...that'll work. Next time it rains on a day I plan a picnic I'm going to erase the weather report from the morning paper!

45 posted on 07/27/2007 5:46:04 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (...till pity is become a trade, and generosity a science that makes men rich...)
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Between the faggie and the muzzie hate-book, there really isn’t much to choose, except that the latter are far more effective in attaching teeth to their hatred.


46 posted on 07/27/2007 5:47:49 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
Mr. Merrill, raised in the comforts of the West, has never had to endure the consequences of "hate" probably beyond a punch in the nose or the ultimate terror of having someone of faith go "tsk, tsk" over his chosen voluntary deviancy. While the disapproval of a Christian is probably emotionally devastating to a homosexual, and while said liberal nancy-boy would proclaim to the rooftops how tolerant he is while he destroys things other hold sacred, he is certain to learn about what real hate is very soon now, as he will now have the world's Muslims actively plotting his death.

Please, Mr. Performance Art Poofdah, you are so out of your depth, it would take Mulder, Scully, and that submersible that went down to the Titanic to find you. May I suggest you get some kind of real job, that doesn't depend on Liberals handing out government grants for how "meaningful" you are, and you'd probably better do it in some part of the Midwest where there are no damn mosques.

47 posted on 07/27/2007 5:48:59 PM PDT by 50sDad (Angels on asteroids are abducting crop circles!)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Another deviate who believes his ideas and morals are superior.


48 posted on 07/27/2007 5:51:05 PM PDT by Hacklehead (God, Guns, Guts and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Made America Great)
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To: 50sDad
as he will now have the world's Muslims actively plotting his death.

Probably why this isn't reported anywhere but MarketWatch. Maybe Bin Laden, et al, monitor FR?

49 posted on 07/27/2007 5:51:19 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

The fruit of a reprobate mind (Romans 1:18-32).


50 posted on 07/27/2007 6:03:43 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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