William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You just can't make stuff like this up

CANTON, N.C. (October 13, 2009)—The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, N.C. will celebrate Halloween by burning Bibles that aren’t the King James Version, as well as music and books and anything else Pastor Marc Grizzard says is a satanic influence.

Among the authors whose books Grizzard plans to burn are well known ministers Rick Warren and Billy Graham because he says they have occasionally used Bibles other than the King James Version, which is the sole biblical source he considers infallible.

According to the church’s Web site, 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.

“We will also be burning Satan's popular books written by heretics like Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, John McArthur, James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, John Piper, Chuck Colson, Tony Evans, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swagart, Mark Driskol, Franklin Graham, Bill Bright, Tim Lahaye, Paula White, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Joyce Myers, Brian McLaren, Robert Schuller, Mother Teresa, The Pope, Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, Donald Miller, Shane Claiborne, Brennan Manning (and) William Young.

During the book burning, according to the Web site, barbecued chicken fried chicken and “all the sides” will be served.
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9 comments:

Steve Hayes said...

Conspicuous by its absence is St John of Damascus "On the Orthodox faith", though I doubt that that's a hopeful sign.

The Traveler said...

But won't the chickens be contaminated by the heresy laden smoke from the fire?

Anonymous said...

Traveler: Didn't St Paul write about it being OK to consume meat sacrificed to idols as long as you don't confuse your spiritually weaker brother? ;)
Angela

George Patsourakos said...

I believe that Pastor Marc Gizzard needs to be defrocked, if he burns books by Billy Graham and Bibles because they are not the King James Version, as he has threatened to do on Halloween.

In my opinion, Billy Graham is the greatest theologian in American history.

alban said...

Thank you, thank you for this post. I've had a horrible day and needed the laugh.

Anonymous said...

most of the list looks worth consigning to fire....

The Archer of the Forest said...

Truly, Southern Gospel Music and Mother Theresa must be the handiwork of Satan.

Wow.

Anonymous said...

I hope they don't get cyanide poisoning from all the synthetic combustion.

David said...

Is it wrong that I kind of hope they do?