CNN — U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan warned Monday that a small Florida church’s plan to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks could endanger the lives of American troops.


The warnings followed an angry protest on Monday by several hundred people in the Afghan capital, Kabul, who chanted “Death to America” as they denounced the planned burning event by the Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center church.

The center, calling itself a “New Testament, Charismatic, Non-Denominational Church,” says it will go ahead with the torching of the Quran on Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the 2001 attacks against the United States. Gainesville authorities have said that will contravene fire safety rules. LINK

Let me say straight out: these people are complete and utter ass-clowns. As a Christian I REJECT this planned action in the strongest possible way and I call on other Christians to reject it as well. Nothing could be more UN-CHRISTIAN, PERIOD. These nuts remind me of the lunatics from the (not going to mention them) Baptist Church who protest at soldiers’ funerals. They are not Christians in my opinion.

I don’t make any secret about my feelings about SOME Muslims, those we are at war with. Although there seem to be MANY MORE of them than our political or media types would have us believe, nonetheless there are over a BILLION Muslims in this world. They ALL can’t be bad. So on that premise alone, this action by a so-called Christian group at the very minimum will only serve to make enemies out of those Muslims who currently may not have a beef with us. It is also something I could never picture Jesus Christ doing. Plus given the extreme sensitivity of Muslims to issues like this, I see no rational reason to act like this.

I am not the kind of person who takes provocation lightly. I have watched Muslims burning American Flags since I was old enough to watch the news. The last thing we should ever do is stoop to the level of our enemies. It’s pretty much a given that some Muslims don’t give a rat’s ass about what non-Muslims think of them or who they offend. Never did, never will. But this is exactly a case where we should be taking the moral high ground. The recent attempt to build a Mosque at Ground Zero rightly offended millions of Americans. We were aggrieved by this action and let our collective feelings be known. Public opinion is largely behind us on this issue. Now if some group of nut-bags proceed with this stupid act, it will become INTERNATIONAL NEWS. The left-wing media in this country will make sure it is beamed all over the world and it will be played over and over like those stupid pictures of Abu Grhaib. Even though it was only a handful of inbred degenerates who acted like that, our forces everywhere were painted with the same brush.

Anything that puts our service members in greater jeopardy is something we should not be participating in. Even though this will be done by a small handful of inbreds, our nation of 300 million people will be painted as the bad guys once again. This will give unnecessary ammunition to the America haters at a critical time, plus it won’t accomplish a thing except probably get some people killed. While I normally agree that we shouldn’t take crap from those who hate us anyway, I also don’t believe that picking a fight for no good reason (a fight they have no intention of waging) does anyone any good.

It may be their RIGHT to burn a Quran but that doesn’t make it a good idea. Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD do something.



  1. Sally Anne says:

    These people are not the ones whose lives will be impacted, so WTF do they care? This makes my stomach turn. The media needs to give these people NO COVERAGE if the slime decide to follow through on this asinine idea. They are a disgrace to the nation and to what they claim is their religion. They should be denounced by every decent person in this nation, christian or otherwise.

  2. Bob G. says:

    Talk about WEIRD…the cellist (Mike Edwards) from ELO was killed when a bale of hay fell and hit the van he was driving…

    Just thought it as relevant.

  3. Ingineer66 says:

    WTF? Why would these nuts want to burn anything. Sounds like another group that needs to be infiltrated by the FBI just like some of the mosques around the country.
    And it reminds me of a Waltons episode where some of the towns people were going to burn a bunch of German books to protest the Nazi’s burning books. And one of the guys picked up one of the books out of the pile and had somebody that knew German read it out loud and it was a Bible. Real Christians do not need to act like savages to protest what the savages are doing.

  4. Andrew says:

    I’m against this Church’s demonstration only because it endangers the lives of our troops. The saftey of our troops comes first and foremost.

    I could care less about damaging the reputation of Christianity – quite frankly, Christianity’s reputation has been severely mauled since its inception in just about every possible act of ignorance and ridiculous violence known to mankind (Crusades, Inquisition, denial of accusations, corruption, witch hunting, to name a few).

    Islam is no different – all religions have caused the deaths of millions of people – needless deaths.

    People are entitled to what they believe in and are free to express it freely (within means). However, this whole, “My God is better than your God, I’m going to burn your book” crap, is archaic and sets us back 1,000 years as a civilization.

    • Andrew- religion never killed anyone. People kill each other because of their selfish beliefs. It’s like the gun control argument. Guns don’t kill people unless someone pulls the trigger.

      If this goes through the people who are involved in it are responsible for their actions not Christianity.

      The main difference between Islam and Christianity is that while they both were central to lots of bad things people did to each other down through the ages, Christianity has come out of the dark ages through the Reformation. For example we don’t stone people anymore. Islam does. Islam is incompatable with freedom and democracy.

  5. Randal Graves says:

    “Radical” Islam is incompatable with freedom and democracy; just like Fred Phelps.

    • Fred Phelps is a lonely lunatic, not a belief system with a billion people. He is roundly rejected by all except the fifty or so people in his “church”. Rightly so.

  6. Old NFO says:

    Agreed, this will ONLY fuel the fire, and of course these idjits are no where near the front lines… sigh…

  7. Not totting my own horn, but,….

    Nice to know we’re on the same page, Denny!

  8. Ferrell Gummitt says:

    Captain: I totally detest the idea of these idiots burning Qurans. However, I have a question, where is F*** is the ACLU? I mean crap they have no problem defending pedophiles, rapists, sadists and Nazis but yet when it is a church wanting to burn some Qurans they are nowhere to be found.

  9. I have no problem taking a hard line toward radical Islam, but this is stupid and small just like building a Mosque at Ground Zero.

  10. Ingineer66 says:

    You said it. Just because this nut minister has the right to burn a Koran does not make it the right thing to do. Just like the lower Manhattan mosque. They have a right to build it, but it is not right to build it that close.

  11. Wyatt Earp says:

    The tools at this alleged church are just that: tools. They should stop this insanity immediately.

    That being said, the whole “provocation” argument is a load of crap. What doesn’t provoke the Muzzies? Anyone, anyone? They argue that they were provoked on September 11th. They argue that they were provoked after the 1993 WTC bombing. Provoked, provoked, provoked. When does it end?

    It doesn’t. And it won’t until we surrender this country to Islam for fear of “provoking” them.

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