Tuesday, May 24, 2005

What Is With These People?

From Raw Story:

FOREST CITY, N.C. — A Baptist minister refuses to apologize for a church sign saying the Muslim holy book should be flushed.

“I believe that it is a statement supporting the word of God and that it (the Bible) is above all and that any other religious book that does not teach Christ as savior and lord as the 66 books of the Bible teaches it, is wrong,” said the Rev. Creighton Lovelace of Danieltown Baptist Church. “I knew that whenever we decided to put that sign up that there would be people who wouldn’t agree with it, and there would be some that would, and so we just have to stand up for what’s right.”

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Lovelace said he expected the sign in front of his 55-member church to also stir anger in some people.

“If we stand for what is right and for God’s word and for Christianity then the world is going to condemn us and so right away when I got a complaint I said, ‘Well somebody’s mad, somebody’s offended, so we must be doing something right,'” Lovelace said.

Yeah, that’s a real good way to spread the gospel — piss everybody off. What a jerk.