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US fundamentalist pastor Terry Jones, who wants to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11, ran a church in the western German city of Cologne until last year when members of the congregation expelled him. Former members have spoken of his hate-filled sermons and insistence on "blind obedience."
The world is holding its breath -- and it's all down to a tiny Christian fundamentalist church in Florida.
Jones became increasingly radical as the years went by, former associates say. At one point he wanted to help a homosexual member to "pray away his sins." Later he began to increasingly target Islam in his sermons. A congregation member reported that some members were afraid to attend services because they expected to be attacked by Muslims. "Terry Jones has a talent for finding topical social issues and seizing on them for his own cause," says Schäfer.
Former church members are still undergoing therapy as a result of "spiritual abuse," Schäfer said. According to Schäfer, Jones urged church members to beat their children with a rod and also taught "a distinctive demonology" and conducted brainwashing.
Originally posted by Aquarius1
Doesn't it make you wonder why the MSM hasn't picked up the story on this radical sick guy..
Originally posted by Pinke
I think the media is its own worst enemy in this regard.
'Crazy pastor still crazy!' is not half as interesting as portraying this man in a legitmate light.
'Man might be psychic' not half as interesting as ... 'Man slightly nuts'
They were probably going to come out with this information all along, but are binding their time to bring in readers. It's the same with the whole issue with Terry Jones and the New York Imam.
GERMAN JEWS CONDEMN PLANS TO BURN KORAN
Germany's leading Jewish group, the Central Council of Jews, has condemned Terry Jones' plans to burn the Koran. In a statement issued Wednesday, the organization's president, Charlotte Knobloch, said the idea was "terrible and repulsive" and that it reminded her of the Nazis' infamous book-burning in 1933. "Where they burn books, they will end up burning people," she said, quoting the 19th-century German author Heinrich Heine.
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
I Guess Abovetopsecet hates freedom of speech now
I support Terry jones for standing for his standing up for his rights to do to so.
Originally posted by the2ofusr1
Good post PT. S&F Far too often Christian Churches pay no attention to what the Word has to say about these shysters . I have recently found a great podcast dealing with such subjects . The secular world in dealing with people like Terry Jones is one thing ,but for a group of Christians to give him a pulpit to preach from is another . phillyflash.files.wordpress.com... Hopefully the truth will set all people free .