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Quran Burning Church

Instead Of Burning, Try Learning

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

The most important translation of our holy texts is the translation into daily life -- in acts of kindness, generosity, courage, humility, justice, self-control, respect, reverence, fidelity, and compassion.

How The Quran Burning Threat Showed What Is Good About America

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As the threatened Quran-burning episode marks an important and rare moment of national agreement on two fundamental American principles.

Turning Provocation Into Purpose: Responding Creatively To Hate And Intolerance

Barbara J. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Barbara J. Nelson

We are imagining this package as a ready response kit that fortifies people of goodwill with religiously grounded knowledge helpful in standing firm when acts of religious hatred are looming.

Quran Burning, Past And Present

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

People have been burning the Quran since the early days of Islam, but they haven't always been its enemies. The third caliph, Uthman, became famous, or rather infamous, for Quran burning.

To Build or Not To Build: American Muslims, the Rise of Bigotry and Religious Intolerance

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

The last thing the United States and the American people need is to be perceived as a nation that is hateful and intolerant of Muslims

It Is Not the Quran, Stupid!

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elcin Poyrazlar

If there were no American troops in any Muslim countries, and the US was not fighting against Al-Qaeda, would burning the Quran have been an acceptable form of speech?

Ink by the Barrel

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gary Hart

What are thoughtful people to do when the men, and women, who buy ink by the barrel use an unconscionable amount of it to "report" on a minister in Florida for the simple reason that he threatened to burn a Quran?

Burning The Quran Does Not Illuminate The Bible

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

My hope and prayer is that Muslims and people of all faiths will understand that those who denigrate, defame or destroy the Quran do not represent a biblical worldview and do not speak for all Christians.

Burning the Quran Is Like Burning the Gospels

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

While Pastor Jones is within his constitutional rights to undertake this despicable act, he is as misguided in his actions as the terrorists who abuse the Quran to justify their murderous acts.

What Would Jesus Do: Burn The Quran Or Eat With His Muslim Neighbors?

Eugene Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eugene Cho

God not only died for us but dwelt amongst us. He walked among us. And he did the most amazing thing: Jesus ate with humanity. In that simple expression of eating, he declared his desire for friendship.

Reverend Terry Jones: Relignoramus

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ian Gurvitz

He's not a national figure. Not a scholar. Not a leader of any kind. Just a clod who doesn't understand his own religion, or anyone else's. The guy's a walking advertisement for atheism. He doesn't speak for all Christians. Or all Americans.

A Plea to Ignore the Ignorant

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

It's as if the media is running advertisements for this pseudo-Christian man and his church. We are providing him with free publicity, and for that, I am truly repentant.

Firefighters Could Douse The Plan To Burn The Quran

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Weller

The wild card is the fact that the minister does not have a permit from the city of Gainesville. Officials there say police will be present and the fire department could be called on to douse the blaze.

Obama Implores Minister To Call Off Quran Burning

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan to en...

WATCH: Yosemite Sam On Burning Korans

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Yosemite Sam talks about his relation to the Reverend Terry Jones and International Burn A Koran Day, as well as being inspired by Glenn Beck's restor...

Quran-Burning Pastor's Former German Church Denounces Him: He's 'Violent And Fanatical'

Religion News Service | By Niels Sorrells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Niels Sorrells Religion News Service Berlin (RNS) A German congregation founded by the Florida preacher who has sparked global controversy with pl...

Muslims Pro-Act Against Quran Burning

Mike Ghouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

What is God going to do as Pastor Jones burns the Quran? Nothing. What are Muslims going to do about it? They will pray for the well-being of the pastor.

Americans Don't Burn Books

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

Enough of Progressives and Democrats who engage in these debates rather than attack these bigoted racist hypocrites. Enough of the hate-mongers getting all the attention and press.

Pastor Terry Jones Defends Quran Burning On 'Hardball' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, appeared on "Hardball" Thursday (Aug. 26) to defend his church's decision to burn copies of the...

Build Or Burn? It Hurts Some, But It Is Constitutional

Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D.

Our Constitution protects Muslims' rights to build the Cordoba Institute as well as Christians' rights to burn the Quran in protest of it.

Church Vows To Burn Qurans Without Fire Permit

Religion News Service | Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service (RNS) Fire officials in Gainesville, Fla., have denied a permit to a church that wants to burn Qurans on Sept...

Why The Quran-Burning Church Relies On Incendiary Verbiage And Outrageous Actions

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

When Jones and his followers attack Islam and when Ham and his disciples attack evolution, they are doing so with the certainty that their way is the only way, that they are saving souls, and that all they need to know can be found in the Bible.

To the Quran-Burning Church: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

John Thatamanil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Thatamanil

When Christians bear false witness against our neighbors and fail to live up to Jesus' command to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, we abandon the constitutive practices of Christian life.

Plans for a Koran Burning Show a Gainesville Church's Bigotry

Jason Van Boom | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Jason Van Boom

The paranoid notion that all Muslims are terrorists reached a new high (or low) with the news that a church in Gainesville, Florida plans to burn a stack of Korans on the anniversary of 9-11.