Despite the fact that both US President Barack Obama and other churches have condemned his church’s plans to burn the Qur’an, Pastor Terry Jones is still planning on going ahead with “International Burn a Koran Day” this Saturday.
Over on their Facebook page, Think Christian has asked “If you had a chance to speak with him, what would you say?” A lot of interesting responses are coming in.
James-Michael Smith has written an insightful piece at examiner.com. His whole article is worth reading, but I’d like to quote his personal appeal to Mr. Jones that concludes the article. If I had a chance to speak to Mr. Jones, I’d also say something like this…
Pastor Jones, God is not pleased by your church burning Qur’ans. It does not honour His name. It does not reflect His Son. It does not minister the truth of the Gospel to anyone. Please, in the name of Jesus whom you and I both desire to serve wholeheartedly, do not go through with this incendiary display! It’s not too late. But it will be after you’ve gone through with this foolish display, particularly from those who bear the consequences of your actions while you and your congregation sit home comfortably protected by the Constitution they are – whether rightly or wrongly, regardless of one’s stance on war and pacifism – risking their lives fighting to protect.