aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

If you're going to burn books, why not start with the Bible?

Sometimes I worry that people will lump all Christians together, like say, the small North Carolina church that plans a Halloween bonfire of Christian books - including all kinds of Bibles. "Marc Grizzard, of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, says that the first King James translation of the Bible is the only true declaration of God’s word, and that all others are “satanic”." They also plan to burn books by Mother Therese, Rick Warren, and Billy Graham.

You can read more about their plans here. Unfortunately, the church's web site, with a list of "Satanic" books, seems to be down.

Another news site posted this: "According to the Amazing Grace Baptist Church website, 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.”"

And Boston.com says "Tom Brady’s got bigger problems than overthrowing Randy Moss in the end zone. No. 12 is going to hell, according to a North Carolina church. The Amazing Grace Baptist Church posted a list of athletes it believes to be headed to the hot place, and Tommy made the list. (The site was abruptly disabled yesterday.) Others on the list included race car driver Richard Petty, NBA players Joakim Noah and Marko Jaric, wrestler Torrie Wilson, and QB Matt Leinart."

Maybe all these lists are part of some crazy stunt? I pray that's true.

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