I just ran across the information from the Detroit Free Press that the Florida church won't be burning any copies of the Qur'an. Of course, the pastor got his wish. He got his 15 minutes of fame, which is probably what this is all about. It's too bad the press fell for this stunt, which meant that the religious community and political leaders had to come out and tell him no. Maybe it was the President that got to him -- or maybe that's what he was waiting for. Not the General, nor the Secretary of State, not even the Pope would do -- But when the President waded in, he got what he wanted! Besides, he probably made a bundle on his T-Shirt sales.
But the good news is that no Qur'ans will get burnt.
I like the words shared by the Rev. Kenneth Flowers, Pastor of Detroit's Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church:
"Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, you do not burn another faith's holy books."
I think this is a principle that we should all get behind!!