The website for Amazing Grace Baptist Church in North Carolina is down right now… but there’s a reason for that.
People are slamming the servers to learn about their upcoming Halloween book burning.
Pastor Marc Grizzard and his church’s members will be banning “Satanic” books… Like all non-King-James versions of the Bible (or is it Kings James? Help me, William Safire!).
They’re also burning books by Billy Graham, Rick Warren, and (really?) James Dobson, Bill Bright, and Tim LaHaye.
At least he got Mother Teresa on the list.
(Do you think he’d accept copies of my book if I sent them to him?)
I thought it was all a big joke until I saw this video:
I know what he’s doing. He’s trying to make Fred Phelps look good by comparison. It won’t work! I do fear, though, if the Phelps crew protested his church over this, the universe would explode or something.
On the up side, you have to appreciate this paragraph by Mark Whittington of Associated Content:
One also has to scratch ones head what is Christian, religious, or even sensible about burning Bibles and other books. Besides having the odor of Nazi era book burning, the idea of a Christian church burning Christian books smacks one as bizarre behavior. What the Amazing Grace Baptist Church proposes to do lends credence to the idea advanced by some secularists that people of faith have a tendency to do nutty things.
(Thanks to Ashley for the link!)