Florida Church in Standoff Over Koran Burning

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    I just heard this nutjob, Terry Jones, interviewed.

    FOXNews.com - Fla. City, Church in Standoff Over 9/11 Koran Burning

    GAINESVILLE, FLA – A Florida church that was denied a permit for its controversial plan to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11 says the book burning will continue anyway.

    The Dove World Outreach Center drew international attention after announcing its plan to burn copies of the Islamic holy text on church grounds to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. <more>
     
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    What happened to that whole private property argument for the Ground Zero Mosque...right out the window when it's Christians.

    Hypocrite.
     
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    I am a liberal, and I believe they have the right to do what they want on their private property....as long as all zoning codes and laws are followed. They have every right to be extreme assholes and announce it to the world.
     
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    I wonder what these people would say if a mosque was burning Bibles.

    If they were to say, "Go ahead. We have no problem with it," then I would say the same thing to them.
     
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    It's stupid, inflamatory and un-Christ-like IMO.

    But according to the our leader, President Obama, all anyone should be concerned with is the Constitutionality...not the wisdom...of the decision.
     
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    Hmm, I wonder how the individuals at the mosque would feel about this church if it started burning Korans across the street from the Dome of Rock?

    Anyhow, that's useless conjecture; just something to chew on.
     
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    It would probably be less of an issue due to the fact that most of Christianity does not hold the physical form of the bible to be sacred, it is the content that is.

    Islam and Judaism on the other hand, hold the physical text of their scripture to be sacred. This is why you see the torah stored in a specific way in synogogues, as well as a much more limited circulation of Koran's as opposed to bibles.

    This is why you also have much more issues when a random string of symobols on say a sneaker, or some clothing match the saying of koranic scripture. Again it is not only the content but the text itself that his holy.

    In short people burning a Koran is much much much worse from a perception point of view than a person burning a bible.
     
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    What horseshit. Burn a few bibles and see how folks react.

    I applaud the Gainesville City Council's sentiment, but they are wrong. I'm sure there's a safe way to burn books on the church property and this vile, hateful protest should be allowed to go forward.

    The Dovey-Loveys should call the ACLU.
     
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    I doubt the burners would live to tell the tale...


     
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    Burning vs. Building........yep, an apt comparison...is it not?
     

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