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Unless you’re cold, it’s dark, or you need to cook something, burning stuff is stupid

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Some crackpot church in Florida is planning to burn a bunch of Korans on Sept. 11, and apparently we’re all supposed to have an opinion about it. Mine is in the headline.


The pastor of a Florida church planning to burn Qurans told CNN Tuesday while the congregation plans to go through with the action to protest the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States by al Qaeda, the church is “weighing” its intentions.

Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, Florida, who was interviewed on CNN’s “American Morning, said the congregation is taking seriously the warning from the U.S. military that the act could cause problems for American troops.

“We have firmly made up our mind, but at the same time, we are definitely praying about it,” said Jones said.

“We are definitely weighing the situation. We are weighing the thing that we’re about to do. What it possibly could cause. What is our actual message. What are we trying to get across.”

I think this is the part where I’m supposed to start bleating about how they have every right to do this, and if you don’t think they should, you hate America. Except that expressing the opinion that it’s the wrong thing to do isn’t infringing on anybody’s rights.

Funny how that works, huh?

Jim Treacher