Fischer: Terry Jones is Just Like Jesus


Pastor Terry Jones’ plan to burn 3000 copies of the Quran on 9/11 was thwarted when police pulled him over and arrested him for illegal conveying of fuel (he had soaked them in kerosene and was driving down the road with them and more kerosene in a truck). And Bryan Fischer says that makes Jones just like Jesus and the police just like the Pharisees.

I’ve defended the free speech rights of Terry Jones repeatedly. I don’t know if this was done to quash his free speech or not. I can certainly see the argument for why you shouldn’t be allowed to drive down the street with books soaked in kerosene in the bed of your pickup truck; the dangers in case of an accident seem pretty obvious. I do think he has a right to burn them, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he can legally transport them in that manner. Either way, the comparison to Jesus is pretty idiotic.

Comments

  1. Who Knows? says

    That much bullshit mixed with kerosene is a fucking bomb. He should have been arrested for terrorism.

  2. says

    He is. Haven’t you read Jesus’ story of when He went in to the bookstore, purchased a bunch of books that he disagreed with, soaked them in oil, and drove away intending to burn them, only to be pulled over by the Sanhedrin and fined for potentially burning up his fine, fine moustache? (It was also covered in the ‘Parable of the Malevolent Moron’)

  3. says

    He seems to be obsessed with burning things. If I were the police in his local jurisdiction, I’d be looking at any unsolved arson cases in the neighborhood.

  4. John Pieret says

    I do think he has a right to burn them

    Well, yes, in accordance with local fire codes and with the same sort of permit required to have a large bonfire.

    Either way, the comparison to Jesus is pretty idiotic.

    No, Jesus was always telling his followers to hate people of other faiths. Don’t you remember the parable of the Infidel Samaritan?

  5. barry21 says

    Illegal conveyance of fuel is the gnarliest crime ever. Should he do any time for this, I imagine his cellmates won’t dare bother him.

  6. Pierce R. Butler says

    … you shouldn’t be allowed to drive down the street with books soaked in kerosene in the bed of your pickup truck…

    Jones & his sidekick Sapp didn’t have their kero-Qurans in the bed of their truck, but in a tow-behind barbeque grill. Said cooker-trailer had no valid registration, for which Sapp was booked; Jones was also charged with the unlawful open-carry of a firearm.

    They had intended to torch off their books in a local park (where fires or prohibited), or on a side street near that park (where other burning ordinances apply).

    All together now: “God’s law, not man’s law!”

  7. matty1 says

    Isn’t he more like Muhammad, who is actually supposed to have destroyed the sacred objects of other faiths when he removed the idols from the kaaba?

  8. Michael Heath says

    Ed writes:

    Either way, the comparison to Jesus is pretty idiotic.

    John Pieret responds:

    No, Jesus was always telling his followers to hate people of other faiths. Don’t you remember the parable of the Infidel Samaritan?

    On this point Terry Jones is on good terms with the biblical Jesus though Jones pales in comparison to Jesus’ hatred. That’s because the biblical Jesus promises to cause non-Christians to suffer unimaginable horrors for all of eternity.

  9. zero6ix says

    I eagerly await the day when Jones/Jesus discovers his own person Judas, then gets beaten in the street for no real reason. Then his massive persecution erection will reach critical mass and start absorbing light itself.

    All according to plan.

  10. justsomeguy says

    Wh…… he doused them in kerosene *first* and *then* started transporting them? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  11. blf says

    In addition to the seems highly dangerous transport of volatile rule, he was also arrested for “the unlawful open-carry of a firearm”, and the guy with him (associate pastor Marvin Sapp Jr) for “having no valid registration for the trailer.”
      — Florida pastor Terry Jones arrested on way to burn Qur’ans

    I have no idea of the current status of the firearms and registration (or for that matter, fuel-carrying) charges. And I am a bit surprised at being arrested for an unregistered trailer, albeit given the contents (and the firearm) I can also see the police simply taking precautions here with the trailer’s lack of registration.

  12. says

    blf “I have no idea of the current status of the firearms and registration (or for that matter, fuel-carrying) charges. And I am a bit surprised at being arrested for an unregistered trailer, albeit given the contents (and the firearm) I can also see the police simply taking precautions here with the trailer’s lack of registration.”
    Pulled over for lack of registration (no plate or tab, I assume), arrested for the rest.

  13. says

    According to opencarry.org Florida allows open carry “while engaged in, or going directly to and from, lawful Target Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, and Camping expeditions.” I’m guessing Koran burning doesn’t count as any of those. Now if Jones had been a True American(tm) he would have tried to engaging in a Koran shooting instead.

  14. birgerjohansson says

    So if he had planned to shoot the koran he would be off the hook?

    Kerosene-soaked books might be inspired by the burning bush thing. But it would fit better if he had used audiobook Korans, you know, a voice coming out of the fire….

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