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Koran-burning Florida pastor will cancel plans if Obama calls as 2nd pastor plans burning
nypost ^ | September 9, 2010

Posted on 09/09/2010 10:03:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono

As U.S. President Barack Obama condemned a Florida pastor's proposed public Koran burning, another minister planned a similar demonstration to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11, The Tennessean reported Thursday.

Rev. Bob Old of Springfield, Tenn. -- just 30 miles (48 km) north of Nashville -- said he intended to set fire to a Koran at his home Saturday and post a video of the burning Muslim holy book online.

"If they want to have their religion, they can have it somewhere else," Old reportedly said of Muslims.

"I believe that other religions are a threat to our faith and our beliefs," said Old, who heads an evangelical ministry called Disciples of Christ, though he was once pastor of two Baptist congregations in Tennessee. "People may say that I am crazy, but I am not."

Meanwhile, other Tennessee religious leaders denounced the minister’s plans.

"The guy is a nut," Rev. Larry Herbert of Faith Covenant Church in Springfield told The Tennessean......

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: burnbabyburn; koran

1 posted on 09/09/2010 10:03:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I bet if I went out and visited ten book stores right now I would not find a single Koran on the shelves.


2 posted on 09/09/2010 10:04:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JoeProBono

why does the guy in Florida need a call from Obama to reconsider???

What a scam.


3 posted on 09/09/2010 10:04:57 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: JoeProBono

0bama will be reading his koran while these others burn.


4 posted on 09/09/2010 10:06:11 AM PDT by counterpunch (B'araq Hussein 0bama, the Keynesian Kenyan.)
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To: RummyChick

If he’s a true Christian, a call from the devil should be rejected - not sought after.


5 posted on 09/09/2010 10:06:34 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: JoeProBono

Now you did it Obama!.....If one preacher won’t burn it another one will!.....You got’s lotsa fires to put out now, buddy!......Get busy, community organizer!!!


6 posted on 09/09/2010 10:07:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RummyChick

7 posted on 09/09/2010 10:07:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: RummyChick

Milking it for free publicity, would be my guess. What a hoot if POTUS actually called him. Maybe bowed to him.


8 posted on 09/09/2010 10:08:25 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: JoeProBono

A no name preacher from a small church in Florida decides to burn some Korans, and it is worldwide news for weeks at the highest levels of government in many countries, and lives on the front pages of media outlets worldwide.

Meanwhile, 1000s of people have been murdered by Muslim fundamentalists over the past few years and there not a peep ... from anyone ... anywhere.


9 posted on 09/09/2010 10:09:34 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: JoeProBono

Beer Summit II


10 posted on 09/09/2010 10:09:40 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: JoeProBono
"People may say that I am crazy, but I am not."

Meanwhile, other Tennessee religious leaders denounced the minister’s plans.

"The guy is a nut," Rev. Larry Herbert

Just awesome. Someone learned how to put a story together in journalism school.

11 posted on 09/09/2010 10:09:54 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: RummyChick

Imagine that you are a nobody preacher, and based on burning some mass-produced books you bought with your own money, you can get the weakest president in 160 years to make a phone call to you to beg because you said so?

That is power.


12 posted on 09/09/2010 10:10:33 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: JoeProBono

Only the Chief Narcissist himself could have come up with this.

Blazing lack of respect for the relationship between the government and the governed in America.


13 posted on 09/09/2010 10:10:55 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: JoeProBono
just 30 miles (48 km) north of Nashville --
NY Post reporter, "ever hear of Springfield TN?" "Why no but it is just 30 miles from a city we have heard of."
14 posted on 09/09/2010 10:12:14 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Keep that muslim defending his faith baby! NOv 2 is coming!


15 posted on 09/09/2010 10:14:28 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: spodefly

Meanwhile, an imam is planning to build a mosque in close proximity to Ground Zero,and somehow that little tidbit of news has been forgotten in the rush to spotlight this koran-burning loon.
God help us.


16 posted on 09/09/2010 10:15:39 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: spodefly
Meanwhile, 1000s of people have been murdered by Muslim fundamentalists over the past few years and there not a peep ... from anyone ... anywhere.

That comees under the heading of "Just boys having fun", nothinh to get concerned over,spodefly.

17 posted on 09/09/2010 10:16:40 AM PDT by sport
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I’m assuming the Rev is a teatotaler—I guess it would have to be a Root Beer Summit.


18 posted on 09/09/2010 10:17:58 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Hey Rev: How about a couple o’ beers? A Root and a Birch!


19 posted on 09/09/2010 10:18:10 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"If they want to have their religion, they can have it somewhere else

That's a fair trade considering they don't want any other religion in their lands.

20 posted on 09/09/2010 10:19:13 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: VanDeKoik

“Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, plans to publicly burn a copy of the Koran on September 11. The timing coordinates with the ninth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and the present controversy over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero.

His church is small, about 50 members, but named the Dove World Outreach Center. He believes this is the right thing to do, posting ten reasons on his website, and having written a book called “Islam Is of the Devil.”

He admitted to the New York Times in an August 26 article that he has no knowledge of the Koran: “I have no experience with it whatsoever. I only know what the Bible says.” As well, in my direct contacts with his church, I have learned that he claims God told him “to do this burning....”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/09/03/rev-john-rankin-pastor-terry-jones-dove-world-outreach-center-burning-koran/


21 posted on 09/09/2010 10:19:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

A caller to Jeff Katz on Rush Radio said this morning that she thinks the whole thing is a set up.


22 posted on 09/09/2010 10:19:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You beat me, sorta’, by 12 seconds. Great minds, and all that, eh?


23 posted on 09/09/2010 10:19:54 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: JoeProBono
"I believe that other religions are a threat to our faith and our beliefs,"

Pretty fragile faith and beliefs, then.

24 posted on 09/09/2010 10:21:35 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: dblshot

Makes no difference the boyz in New York City never heard of Fruita Colorado either.that we are fifteen mile closer to
that Mormon Beehive is something they might relate to my
choice of listening to Glenn Beck but they wouldn’t understand that either.The Koran is not a holy book to me I
care less what any other choose do with that bloody book.
But as an American I wish we’d get back to the tolerance only of other Christians as it was n this countries beginning.


25 posted on 09/09/2010 10:22:33 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: nmh

Agreed. A call from Obama? Maybe they can have a beer summit. “The pastor acted stupidly.”


26 posted on 09/09/2010 10:22:53 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: JoeProBono
I wonder why it hasn't been brought to every ones attention that the Obama Administration had Holy Bibles that were sent to service men in Afghanistan burned..Well it happened in his first year in office..
27 posted on 09/09/2010 10:23:24 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: Larry Lucido
"I believe that other religions are a threat to our faith and our beliefs," Pretty fragile faith and beliefs, then.

Yeah, that quote sounds,well . . . Islamic.

28 posted on 09/09/2010 10:27:30 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JoeProBono

Islam is one of the largest threats to the future of our freedom. The mind control they exert is nothing short of cult like. I like the no holds barred approach to combatting the evilness that is Islam


29 posted on 09/09/2010 10:28:26 AM PDT by Captain PJ
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To: JoeProBono

This NY Post article is bull. The headline says that Pastor Jones will cancel the Koran burning if Obama calls him. The body of the article says that Jones will reconsider if called. Reconsidering is not necessarily canceling. Additionally, there is no actual quote from Jones, nor is any context provided for this alleged statement. I’m calling b.s. on the whole piece.


30 posted on 09/09/2010 10:28:26 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Tucker39
Meanwhile in Afghanistan...

[U.S.] Military burns Bibles sent to Afghanistan

31 posted on 09/09/2010 10:29:24 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 593 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: VanDeKoik

“Imagine that you are a nobody preacher, and based on burning some mass-produced books you bought with your own money, you can get the weakest president in 160 years to make a phone call to you to beg because you said so?

That is power”

If Obamugabe doesn’t call the guy, the books get torched, and then the muzzies get their turbans in a twist.
It’s all Obamugabe’s fault because he didn’t call.

AHHH, a reverse Alinsky!


32 posted on 09/09/2010 10:31:50 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: JoeProBono

I call ya a jackass “pastor”


33 posted on 09/09/2010 10:33:33 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: spodefly

NOt only should this koran burning become a movement, but we need to make he feds know that it is a free speech right.

The Muslims have banned bibles from their home countries and persecuted Christians, and now they are persecuting Christians right here in the US by trying to remove their free speech rights ( calling it hate speech.)

Eff ever damned Muslim who is offended by burning a koran, they are getting what they have been handing out for years.


34 posted on 09/09/2010 10:34:11 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: JoeProBono

The demonization of islam is long overdue. This pastor might be out to lunch but we should support his little BBQ.


35 posted on 09/09/2010 10:45:36 AM PDT by Captain PJ
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To: JoeProBono
Rev. Jones, needs to put his thinking cap on. He should not let this great panic go to waste.

Rev. Jones, tell Mr. O, to confess his faith in Jesus Christ the only son of the living GOD, as his personnel savior, on TV for all America to hear.

Next: demand he show is REAL B.O.

Then we can reconsider the book burning. That's the deal. OK? OK.

36 posted on 09/09/2010 11:26:17 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: JoeProBono

Church of 50?!

That’s a Sweet 16 party!

People are making this guy more powerful than the Pope!


37 posted on 09/09/2010 11:30:15 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: annieokie

I like your thought process!


38 posted on 09/09/2010 11:41:15 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: JoeProBono

Meanwhile the church had its web site pulled;

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iCOmq6xX87ErMuEs3Or3tgqY5vDA

If you try go to http://www.doveworld.org/

you get message “Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)”


39 posted on 09/09/2010 12:02:24 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

He who pays the piper . . .


40 posted on 09/09/2010 12:09:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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