Police have arrested controversial small-time Florida Pastor Terry Jones on the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, as he was en route to burn nearly 3,000 kerosene-doused Qurans at a local park in Polk County, Fla.
Polk County police pulled over Jones, the 66-year-old pastor of the Dove Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr., as they drove in a pick-up truck to Mulberry's local Loyce Harp Park to burn 2,998 Qurans, meant to represent each of the victims killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks across America. The men were reportedly towing a barbecue-like grill and a truckload of Qurans, doused in kerosene.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a press conference Wednesday following Jones' arrest that the two pastors had met at a local McDonald's parking lot, where they proceeded to douse the Qurans in the pick-up truck with kerosene. Additionally, Jones reportedly carried a handgun on his hip, in plain view, while dousing the Qurans at the local food chain. The McDonald's manager complained to the men, who were then pulled over by police after leaving the restaurant parking lot. Jones was charged with unlawfully conveying fuel, a felony, and openly carrying a firearm, a misdemeanor. Sapp was charged with invalid registration for his trailer that hauled the grill and the felony of unlawful conveyance of fuel. more >>
Greater love has no man than he lay down his life for his friends. So said Jesus Christ.
There are many heroes we can honor on 9/11. Such as those who fought back on the plane that went down in a field in Pennsylvania. (Said Todd Beamer: "It's time. Let's roll.") Such as all those firemen who went up the Twin Towers as they were burning from the terrorist attacks.
Thousands commemorated some of those heroic firefighters in runs across the US, including one called "Tunnels to Towers," to remember fallen fireman, Stephen Siller, who died on 9/11, trying to rescue as many as he could. At my pokey pace, I even got to run such a race in Ft. Lauderdale. more >>
NEW YORK – Max Lucado, bestselling author and preaching minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, has said that ultimately even the greatest human tragedies will be used by God in his new book You'll Get Through This.
Lucado's books have been featured on every major national bestseller list, and he was named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times. He served with his wife as a missionary in Brazil before beginning his career as a minister at Oak Hills Church in 1988. His 30th trade book, You'll Get Through This, released in September, examines how people can turn to God in times of intense personal suffering and conflicts.
Below is an edited transcript of Lucado's interview with The Christian Post on Tuesday regarding You'll Get Through This. more >>
Nearly 7,000 people are expected to gather tonight for the 'Carolinas God Bless America Crusade,' in Charlotte, N.C., which will kick off a three-day event led by Newport News, Va.- based evangelist, Byron Foxx, with the intent to preach the gospel and honor American heroes.
Over 60 Baptist churches from North Carolina and South Carolina including dozens more from around the country are set to descend upon the southern state for what event organizers are considering a "gathering of thankful Americans."
"The purpose of this event is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. This Crusade is going to make much of Jesus Christ," Pastor Joseph Campbell of South Charlotte Baptist Church said. "As a patriotic event, we will be honoring different groups of people each night, which is especially appropriate on the 12th anniversary of September 11." more >>
A group of Christians has confronted members of the "Million Muslim March" holding protests in Washington, D.C., against discrimination, while at the same time close to 2,000 bikers from the group "Two Million Bikers to D.C." are currently riding down the nation's capital in honor of the victims of the Sept, 11, 2001 attacks.
"In the past 12 years since 9/11 the United States government as failed to protect and promote Constitutional liberties and human life, here and abroad," organizers from the American Muslim Political Action Committee said in a statement. "We feel that accountability in government has been ignored and the time has arrived to collectively speak truth to power."
The 20 or so Christians confronted a group of around 25 Muslim protesters in front of the White House on Wednesday, NBC Washington.com reported. The Christians apparently held signs reading "Muhammad is a liar," though it was not immediately clear if they were from a specific church or organization. more >>
Nearly four in 10 Americans have admitted that the U.S. is less safe today than before the 9/11 terrorist attack 12 years ago, which is a record high number according to a poll.
The Fox News national poll found that 38 percent of respondents believe America is less safe today, which is 5 percent higher than the last time the question was asked in 2011. When the poll was first started in 2004, only 23 percent said the same.
The poll surveyed 900 registered voters from September 6-8, 2013, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. more >>