>A Neat Twist On Religious Hate

>Hey, boys and girls! The burning of religious texts isn’t just for Korans anymore!

CANTON, N.C. (October 13, 2009)—The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, N.C. will celebrate Halloween by burning Bibles that aren’t the King James Version, as well as music and books and anything else Pastor Marc Grizzard says is a satanic influence.

Among the authors whose books Grizzard plans to burn are well known ministers Rick Warren and Billy Graham because he says they have occasionally used Bibles other than the King James Version, which is the sole biblical source he considers infallible.

According to the church’s Web site, members will also burn “Satan’s music such as country, rap, rock, pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz, soul (and) oldies.

Nooooo! Not soft and easy music? CCM? Amy Grant?!

Nooooooooo!!!!!!!

Here’s the best part:

During the book burning, according to the Web site, barbecued chicken, fried chicken and “all the sides” will be served.

Hey, this one’s a real barbecue! So bring the kids! It’s gonna be a party!

Honestly, just when I think we’ve scraped the bottom of the barrel of religious intolerance someone crawls out from under a rock somewhere to prove me wrong. Amazing, yes. Grace? Not so much.

(h/t, Jesus’ General)

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12 responses to “>A Neat Twist On Religious Hate

  1. >Remember, If you go to hell it's your own fault.

  2. >If the Bible is the Living Word, then desecrating a bible is an unpardonable sin, i.e. blaspheming the Holy Spirit.(h/t, The American Baptist Conference)

  3. >There is no mind so small that there can't be another even smaller.Grizzard is about at the Taliban level.WASF,JzB

  4. >Kinda makes me hope we really ARE in the Last Days… at least we won't have to put up with religious bullshit any longer.

  5. tmk

    >Nutty-nutty-fruity-nutty…~>X[

  6. >Southern Beale:You do know that if this guys pulls this off there will be a Food Network show called, "Holy Smokin!" in development within 48 hours? I mean I can really see a bunch of guys in aprons and stetsons standing around the 'que arguing about whether RCC missals, the Quran, the Bhagavad Gītā or the Bardo Thodol give a better or "more nuanced" flavor to their favorite dead animal parts.

  7. >Maybe we can use this as outreach to the Muslims of the world – "We don't hate Muslims, we hate everything and we're bat-shit crazy as hell. Don't hate us, please just pity us!"

  8. >You missed a fine chance to include "wackadoodle" in your post SB.From now until election day I'm going to rate political commentary on a "wackadoodle" scale.RJ

  9. >Remember, If you go to hell it's your own fault.This is snark, right?I mean, that realization of the threatened punishment for being in the wrong religion is part and parcel of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Saviors. Merely believing in the wrong one will cast one into damnation, blogpost regardless. I'm an agnostic, and even I know that.ThresherK

  10. >Good grief. I'd missed this one. Maybe the fumes from the paper mill caused a brain drain.

  11. >Jeebus loves electronica. i always knew that. you sinners can all go to hell, but me and Jeebus will be dancing on the pole at the gay club in heaven to the best of the high end techno beat, heh.