The Return of the Week in Wingnuttery - Florida

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  1. B_VinylBoy

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    Now don't get me wrong... I love Florida. I have family down there, it's home to Miami Beach where I attended some of the wildest parties of my life and they do have South Beach and clubs with 24 hour liquor licenses. Then there's the obviously fine pieces of booty, but that's a different topic altogether. :biggrin1:

    But this story deserves its own chapter in the book of crazy.
    Terry Jones, a pastor at a nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida, plans to host an "International Burn a Quran Day" on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Sadly, this is not a headline from The Onion or a typo. Church plans Quran-burning event - CNN

    People from all walks of life, including US commander Petraeus, have come out to voice major opposition to the protest saying extremists would exploit the demonstration for propaganda purposes, drumming up anger toward the U.S. and making it harder for allied troops to carry out their mission of protecting Afghan civilians. Petraeus Condemns U.S. Church's Plan to Burn Qurans - WSJ.com

    Alas, the demonstration is still going on as planned. And this guy is supposed to be a pastor? Seriously, WTF is wrong with people in this country? :rolleyes: :mad:
     
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    He's lucky to live in a country where his First Amendment Rights protect his foolish behavior.
     
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    Stop giving this nutcase any on air time. Period, he feeds on the attention
     
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    Sadly there's a very large contingent of USAmericans who never grasped the fact that "Islam" did not attack the United States any more than "Roman Catholicism" attacked the federal building in Oklahoma City. It was a bunch of delusional Saudi Arabians, or something more sinister if you choose to believe conspiracy theories.

    As such, burning the holy book of a religion, more than a billion of whose adherents have no interest in harming the US, is just stupid and ignorant.

    As for Florida, there is no accounting for happens north of I-4.
     
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    This.

    The idiot in question heads of congregation of about 50 other retards...not even a drop in the ocean. Why anyone gives a rat's ass what so few say or do is beyond my reckoning.
     
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    I agree. this is small town nutcase news, not world news.
     
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    Cross posted from this thread:


     
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    "God Hates the Koran for Being a Fag Day!"

    ROFLAMFAO!!!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.


    p.s. [This message of intolerance approved by the Pat Robertson Stir-Up-Shit for publicity" committee.]
     
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    "No participant can be guaranteed that they will be able to eat their sinner friends. Sinners are served at random.

    "Any continuing taste for human flesh or zombie-like behavior is soley [sic] your responsibility. Zombies returning to the church will be shot in the head."


    "Six o'clock: Koran burning. (Beatles records also encouraged)"
     
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    Point well taken. In some countries
    he'd be decapitated for doing something
    like this.
     
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    So, I'm on my way to Florida with an army of "liberal Lefties" for the smackdown.

    We're going to surround the bonfire armed with these. Who's with me? :biggrin2:
     
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    It would be easy to say this if there were no images out there to show this heinous act. Sadly, we live in the internet age where anyone can upload a photo or a video to the web and it goes viral instantly. Just the image of the church with the sign that says "International Koran Burning Day" is enough for radicals to use to propagate more animosity and hatred against US troops and our country. An image or video of bigoted Christians burning the Koran would be even worse.

    We all know the damage that can be done by just one retard. Now that the whole world know about these fifty and its ringleader, someone needs to be on damage control. :wink:
     
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    Question: Would all of you who are outraged with the proposed Koran burning be just as outraged if it were the Bible instead? Just wondering.
     
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    ^ You really don't get it, do you?
     
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    I've heard a few people saying that this nutbag shouldn't be given publicity, and I do see their point. But at the same time I feel that "ignoring" or not reporting about this kind of behaviour allows it to continue and allows "the flame to keep burning and growing" - analogy intended.
     
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    This is a near-perfect example of what I said in my first post in this thread: "I may not agree with with you, but will defend to the death your right to say so." It's a hopeless cliché but one worth repeating.

    I am a firm supporter of the ACLU, even when it protects the most extreme of allowable speech. I, myself, tread very close to the edge often enough myself, even if I'm not burning any books. Rights are rights are rights: you either believe in them with both feet or equivocate.
     
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