Burning Questions: Burn a Koran Day

Plans by a tiny Florida church to stage a public burning of 200 copies of the Koran is drawing a great deal of media attention, much of it denouncing the plan. 

Surely I am not the only American who believes that members of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, FL have as much right, under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, to burn the Koran as Muslims have to build a mosque at “Ground Zero”.   Surely I am not the only one to concede that both are incredibly insensitive & wreckless and will continue to ignite extreme emotion on both sides of the radical Muslims vs. America debate.

What I want to know is where was all the media outrage when the U.S. Military was rounding up Bibles in Afghanistan and burning them?



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DiAnna Steele

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4 thoughts on “Burning Questions: Burn a Koran Day”

  1. Then let’s work to stop extreme emotions by encouraging these people to not do this. Encouraging them through love and forgiveness to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Surely, if we put faith in God and send an email to this group in kindness, love, and with the Spirit of our Lord, the Lord can work on their hearts and minds.

    As for the Bible burning, this is the first I’ve heard about it. I wish I had known. I am not angry, just sad that people would do such a thing.

    1. I agree with Glen Beck when he wrote, “We must be the better person. We must be bigger than our problems. Bigger than the times in which we live. Burning the Koran is like burning the flag or the Bible. You can do it, but whose heart will you change by doing it? You will only harden the hearts of those who could be moved.”

  2. I do ‘not’ agree with the Koran burning in Florida by that Pastor. But it is a big hypocritical double standard when President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, etc. speak out against this, condemning this which they should do, ‘but’ nothing(not a word) is said by world leaders in public condemning the jailing of people caught with one, banning, confiscation, and/or destruction of Christian Bibles in Saudi Arabia, Iran, North Korea, Bhutan, Myanmar, etc.

    In case you did not know Christian Bibles are banned by law by the Saudi Arabian government(and some other governements). If a person is caught in public with a Christian Bible it is taken away(confiscated) and person can be charged with an offence by the government there. Where is the condemning of this also in public by Presidents, Prime Ministers, etc.? It ‘is’ a big hypocritical double standard by world leaders!

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