Terry Jones. Stunt Master Extraordinaire.
Why are we giving this wackadoo one second of news coverage? The press won't shut up about his threats to burn the Qu'ran on 9/11 and everyone else, from generals to cabinet members, is piping in with their own comments. No one is talking about who this guy is...here's some wikipedia highlights.
"Terry Jones founded and led the Christliche Gemeinde Köln, a church in Cologne, Germany from 1981 to 2008, initially as a branch of the Dove World Outreach Center. Jones was released from the leadership of the Christliche Gemeinde Köln in 2008 due to untenable theological statements and craving for recognition. He and his wife left Germany after one of their three adult children, along with a former church elder, accused them of financial and labor abuses. The Dove Word Outreach Center is funded by TS & Company, a furniture shipping business owned by the church, which buys vintage pieces from Europe and sells them at profit in the U.S. The workforce is comprised of the Jones's disciples, who work for no wages and live cost-free in rundown properties owned by the Joneses.... The DWOC currently maintains a boarding school in Gainesville. According to the Gainsville Sun, students are prohibited from outside and family contact and work without compensation selling, packing, and shipping furniture for TS and Company."
Now that we've shed some light on this wackadoo's history with the DWOC, let's check out his long list of radical stunts. Good ol' wikipedia.
"In 2009, DWOC posted a sign printed in large red letters "Islam is of the Devil" Another sign was posted showing a Muslim man hanging a Christian...Also in 2009, members of the church sent their children to the new school year with t-shirts saying on the front "Jesus answered I am the way and the truth and the life; no one goes to the Father except through me. I stand in trust with Dove Outreach Center." and on the back "Islam is of the Devil"... In March 2010, DWOC posted a video which decried the possibility of an openly-gay mayor. It also posted a sign saying "No Homo Mayor". "
Terry Jones=delusional cult leader and all around asshat.
Media=*sigh* The media really "screwed the pooch" on this one...you have not only exposed the nutbag but you have given him his pulpit from which to preach. You've given his cause a worldwide audience. If anyone has placed our troops in harms way, it is the media's coverage of this story.