The Onion on Terry Jones

The Onion named Pastor Terry Jones a “Person Who Mattered in 2010:)

With the gaze of the whole world fixed on his small Gainesville, FL–based Dove World Outreach Center this Sept. 11, Pastor Terry Jones shocked an anxious media by calling off his threat to burn 200 copies of the Koran, which is bullshit, really, because the guy should have at least had the balls to torch one measly copy. Right? If Jones, or anyone, wants to get a few hundred million people all riled up on the anniversary of a major national tragedy by saying he’s going to burn a Koran, he’d better step up to the goddamn plate and burn a fucking Koran.

He’s all talk and no action.

I guess that’s all you need to do to get the spotlight…

  • http://www.correntewire.com chicago dyke

    there is hardly better proof that gawd talkers are con artists and nothing more than this almost-stunt. “send me money or the Korans get it!” seriously, if i were a snake oil salesman of a religious type, this is exactly what i’d do.

    has anyone looked into “dove world” church finances since this trick? i bet he’s been cashing blue hair checks left and right since making the threat. and it’s no surprise that his faith is so weak, and that he’s obviously afraid of actual and equally nutty believing muslims coming to his home and bombing him, if he had followed thru. cowards and liars, all of them, of any stripe.

  • http://www.becomingdisabledinamerica.blogspot.com heavy hedonist

    Part of me feels the same way. Play it through, right? But he got attention, and a soupcon of destruction, and he got local people fearing for the lives of their children. Guess that was enough to wet his whistle.
    Why doesn’t anyone ever threaten to burn the Twilight series instead?

  • Epistaxis

    Huh. Terry Jones looks so different in men’s clothes.

  • Jeanette

    Hahaha Epistaxis :)

  • Valhar2000

    Why doesn’t anyone ever threaten to burn the Twilight series instead?

    ‘Cause nobody cares.


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