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Not-so-hopeful sign: Troubled preacher of hate to speak to NC tea party group

Wow! Some of this stuff never ceases to amaze. According to the Carteret County News-Times,  a group calling itself the “Crystal Coast Tea Party” will play host this evening to one of the country’s more seriously troubled public figures. The guy’s name is Rev. Terry Jones. 

Jones, as you will recall, is a Florida-based “pastor” who quite arguably caused the deaths of a number of Afghans by threatening to burn copies of the Qur’an a while back. Jones’ threat led to violent protests in Afghanistan at which multiple people were killed. Later, Jones actually burned some of the books.   

Now, Jones is running for President. You can click here to check out his “campaign” website.

A post on Blue NC implies that  some caring and thinking folks will actually be in Morehead City tonight to protest the event. This may be a bit of overkill for such a complete buffoon, but best wishes nonetheless.

11 Comments

  1. Fran Ingram

    July 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: Terry Jones Speaks to the Crystal Coast Tea Party, NEWPORT, NC – July 31st http://t.co/g34lNtAs

  2. gregflynn

    July 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    PRESS RELEASE: Stand Up America Now w/ Dr. Terry Jones will Visit Chik-Fil-A, Aug 1st*

    *Actual press release.

  3. Frank Burns

    July 31, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    A modest suggestion: Moslems should not get so bent out of shape when somebody threatens to burn their Korans. We value free speech in this country. I don’t anyone shedding a tear when they burn the US flag.

  4. Rob Schofield

    July 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Uh…Frank, the guy is as crazy as a bedbug and, regardless of whether you think the response in parts of the Muslim world makes sense or not, he knowlingly put lots of innocent lives — including American troops — at risk. That’s why the US military asked him to knock it off.

  5. Frank Burns

    July 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Rob,
    Ok go ahead and condemn our nut and excuse their nuts. Moslem extremism is much more severe a threat to innocent lives than this pastor is a threat to anyone.

  6. Rob Schofield

    July 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Obviously, I do not excuse or defend anyone who commits violent acts of this kind — whatever their religion or beliefs. It is clear, however, that intentionally provoking people whom you know will likely commit violence that will harm innocent people (and doing it for no good reason — indeed, doing it for mean, hateful reasons) is an exceedingly knuckleheaded — even psychotic — thing to do.

  7. JeffS

    July 31, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Hypocritical as usual frank.

    What would the reaction be if a public figure in this country announced that he was going to be burning bibles?

    Who kills more innocent lives? “moslem extremists” or the US military. We are the terrorists. The people living in this country are the only people in the entire world who don’t seem to understand that.

  8. Village chef

    August 1, 2012 at 1:40 am

    The wife and I parked outside the event in Newport and presented him with a 4 finger salute as a parting gift. This man is an insult to everything Christ stood for. I have read the scriptures and Terry Jones is a plague on Christianity. Because of this man and the hatred rhetoric from Preachers like him, I have devoted myself to the teachings of The Buddha. Unless Christians return back to the true words of Christ, there is little hope for the salvation of the world.

  9. Frank Burns

    August 1, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Jeff,
    No accurate is a better description. Why does the left always place the blame on the good guys and excuse the criminals? Moslem extremism is a threat to democracy and to all people. They are burning bibles and they are killing Arab Christians, does that bother you?

  10. david esmay

    August 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Frank, the evangelical christian right wing-nuts are the greatest threat to American democracy. Religion in general is the second greatest threat.

  11. Frank Burns

    August 1, 2012 at 8:53 am

    David, you are not playing with a full deck.