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September 7th, 2010
11:07 AM ET
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  1. Bruce

    The burning of the word of God; yes, the Old Testament and the Quran contain mostly the same books including Genesis, Exodus, etc.. The same books that give us the ten commandments and tells us about Moses and Abraham, Adam and Eve etc.. How could anyone, let alone a pastor, condone the burning of the words of God, the same words of God that appear in the Old Testament and in the Quran?

    Seemingly, his logic is tied to the location of a Mosque located near ground zero in New York City. How close can a religious building be? What is the allowable distance? What makes that distance the correct distance? The religion did not conduct that act of terrorism, warped individuals did. Did this pastor have the same feelings about the Catholics when Timothy McVey killed so many in Oklahoma City? There is a Catholic Church right across the street from where McVey did his terrorist act.

    Many of our ancestors came to this land to practice religious freedom without fear of persecution. This type of religious bigotry and persecution has no place in the land of the free; shades of Nazism here.

    September 10, 2010 at 6:34 am |
  2. Larry F

    I do not believe the underlying issue is religion. There is a pervasive fear amongst Americans toward radical Muslims that we are to proud to admit which has manifested in the current outrage. Most Americans, radical or otherwise, would not blow themselves up to kill woman and children. The fact that we do not know who they are or when they will strike adds frustration to the outrage. People are very aware that we have never been able to find Bin Ladin to satisfy the need for justice 9 years after September 11th. Stopping the mosque may be seen as a small victory by many.

    September 9, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  3. Ben Loosemore

    This individual is seeking attention and wants to be in the world spotlight by burning the Quran. Take the spotlight away from him by not giving him media coverage. This is what this individual craves. He's exploiting the media for all he attention he can get and it's working. STOP giving him coverage even though other media sources may not.

    September 9, 2010 at 8:49 am |
  4. rck

    I am disappointed that this so called minister has been give time on CNN
    he is in this purely for publicity. it makes me sick. do not put this jerk on tv again. do not cover his idiocy or report on it.

    if ever he read his bible he would have to consider himself a tool of the devil.

    the kingdom of god is not of this world. all lives will be judged.
    what we do here in our 70+ years of life will pale against eternity.
    this is very sad.

    September 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  5. hpel

    This guy is not only a hater but simply a biggest liar ever.

    I have rad Bible many times from Old testament to final version.But, I can not find any section which condemn the Quran.
    You know why, Because, Islam established 620 years later than birth of Chris!
    Just with this fact, Pastor Jones is trying to make a few buck for himself as a Fox News commentators. Otherwise, he is full of baloney.
    This country is the great country.And I hope that we will put this guy in his place, a rehab facility!!!
    At this time, if there is no one in GOP leadership comes forward and condemns his act, shame of them.

    September 8, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  6. Rick McGrath

    I think we can safely say that this Church has mislabled itself as
    "Christian" - They need only to don the sheets and hoods and
    to finish outfitting their choir to sing in support of this misguided

    This proposed act is a Blindly Hateful, Highly Prejudiced, Extraordinarily Disrespectful example of the worst kind of
    intolerance and fear mongering.

    Not only is the Leader of that Church a complete idiot –the members of that Church that support the path taken by this Foolish Pastor– either outright or by their continued silence, should be chastened as well.

    We don't need any more coverage of this hate monger– we need to take him into protective custody and get some mental health professionals to counsel both him and his followers.

    Whatever this is... it's not Christian and while America tolerates the right to such speech.. it certainly far from the sentiment of most Americans.

    September 8, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  7. Harold

    Poor Mr. Jones needs to pray a little harder... Remember the braclets? WWJD?

    September 8, 2010 at 8:52 am |
  8. Mary V. Shaw

    Please, can we get the leaders of the Democrats, Republicans and Tea Party on set at the same time and demand that they condemn this proposed action by Dr. Jones? It is time for those who wish to lead America to step up and show TRUE leadership. Don't pander to this hate-mongering crowd. They do not represent most Americans.

    September 8, 2010 at 8:33 am |
  9. paul conrad

    this is not a good thing we have a son in 5th group been to iraq 5 times, those peopel what peace. i have a son in the navy14 years has seen a enough. now we have a grandson in the army 75 wisky combat medic. and one of them is in afganastan right now. its a hate crime, we go to a baptiest church and we pray for peace for all. being a mulslum is no different than a bapist. this will put are soliders, men and woman at risk. we need to pray for those that act like that. n different than talaban. sorry about my spelling.


    September 8, 2010 at 8:26 am |
  10. Deborah Roe

    I wonder why the Florida Pastor's plan to burn the Quran is not considered inciting to riot and why he cannot be arrested for this act that he plans to do. He is putting troops and citizens in harm's way. Is this not illegal?

    September 8, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  11. lemuel Ryan

    I think you guys need to stop giving him the attention he is seeking. If on 9/11 he burns a book at the back of his church so be it , it will just be him and his parishioners. There is no need for CNN to keep airing it and getting people all over the world riled up about it . He only had an oh so big of a market to air his stunt now u guys have blown him up.

    September 8, 2010 at 8:06 am |
  12. Jim Carroll


    September 8, 2010 at 7:25 am |
  13. Fx hudy

    I don't agree with Terry Jones on that. He's an error person. We wage war to the terrorist not Quran. We always condemn terrorism every where but we don't do it against Quran. Terry Jones can do it for himself, and it isn't on behalf the others. To me If ones do it, so they can be said similarly as terrorists. We are really deferent not even look like terrorists. Yes we are Christians.

    September 8, 2010 at 5:03 am |
  14. Rich

    This is a clear case of the blind leading the blind. Buring a Holy book is about as ignorant as it gets. Send these fools back to the middle ages when it was Christian religions killing innocent musilms. And Killing in the name of God! Clearly these people would fit right in

    September 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm |