Saturday, June 09, 2012

Terry Jones, Quran-Burning Pastor, Hangs Barack Obama Effigy Outside Florida Church

From the Huffington Post:

The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., has hanged an effigy of President Barack Obama from a gallows on its front lawn, a move DWOC pastor Terry Jones said was in response to Obama's recent endorsement of same-sex marriage, as well as his stance on abortion and what Jones called his "appeasing of radical Islam."

According to the Broward-Palm Beach New Times, the U.S. Secret Service is currently investigating Jones in response to the display.


The DWOC came under intense scrutiny in 2011 after Jones burned a copy of the Quran, a move which sparked three days of violent rioting in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of at least 21 people, including seven U.N. workers.

More here, with pictures.

I don't even know what to say about such people anymore.

No, they're obviously not Christians because their actions do not in any way emulate their Lord and Savior. No, they're not really being effective at persuading anybody to come around to their side because, you know, if you already like Obama, this is just going to piss you off. Yes, they're definitely crazy, and, yes, they're definitely assholes. I suppose I should be happy that they're not actually lynching real live black people, but the whole Koran burning thing did result in twenty one deaths, so I'm not too terribly happy that it's just an effigy. But this kind of thing does pass for what's left of the public discourse these days, so I suppose I ought to take it seriously.

Really, the problem here is that discussion with the right wing these days isn't too terribly far from listening to the crazed rantings of a bath salt addled street person. We are so fucked.