…but I’m willing to make an exception in this case.
A North Carolina pastor says his church plans to burn Bibles and books by Christian authors on Halloween to light a fire under true believers.
Pastor Marc Grizzard told Asheville TV station WLOS that the King James version of the Bible is the only one his small western North Carolina church follows. He says all other versions, such as the Living Bible, are “satanic” and “perversions” of God’s word.
On Halloween night, Grizzard and the 14 members of the Amazing Grace Baptist Church also will burn music and books by Christian authors, such as Billy Graham and Rick Warren.
Telephone calls to the Amazing Grace Baptist Church and Grizzard’s home were not immediately returned Wednesday.
Oh, it’s not just bibles. Rats. I’m the last person who’ll ever read a book in the Christian Fiction genre, or even their nonfiction relationship books, or whatever, but I have to launch a protest anyway. Censorship and in any and all forms is wrong and needs to be fought with as much gusto as can be mustered.
Pastors like this fuckwit need a slap across the head and all his favourite incendiery devices taken away.
I’ll admit it, I don’t see why so many translations of the same piece of trash needs to exist… no wait, I already know the answer. It’s because history proves that everyone wants to express the Word in a way that suits their ideology, rather than aligning their ideology with the original work — because it’d make them all like this guy.
This Pastor has up and decided that he has the only accurate telling (the King James of course) and the rest of the translations and interpretations are tools of the devil.
Please. Ever since Tyndale, people have been free to interpret the word without relying on their priest to sort it out for them. Sure, it’s caused endless strife, but at least people are free to make their own decisions. I might not agree with anything they decide, but they’re still free to choose.
Amazing Grace Church has another black mark on its record, I find. They’ve been announcing which NASCAR drivers and many athletes will feel the hellfire because they had sex, apparently. The church’s website condemning out-of-wedlock fornicators has been removed from service but you can read more about who was getting sent to the unholy barbecue here.
If only churches like this could be smothered instead of letting their hatred burn its way through the world. People are going to read about this guy and they’re going to agree with him, and then maybe those people will start churches of their own and the hatred will burn even hotter than it does now.