By Calvin Palmer
Book burning is always the mark of a civilized and tolerant society.
Students of history will recall those nice Nazis in Germany burning the books of Jewish authors in 1933.
It should therefore comes as no surprise that a sophisticated modern society such as the United States should follow in the noble tradition of book burning.
North Carolina pastor Marc Grizzard says his church plans to burn Bibles and books by Christian authors on Halloween to light a fire under true believers.
Grizzard believes that the King James version of the Bible is is the only true declaration of God’s word, and that all others are “satanic”.
He and the 14 other members of the Amazing Grace Baptist Church, in Canton, plan to burn copies of the other “perversions” of Scripture on 31 October.
The New Revised Version Bible, the American Standard Version Bible, and even the New King James Version are all pronounced to be works of the Devil by Grizzard and his followers.
“We will be burning books by a lot of different authors whom we consider heretics, such as Billy Graham, Rick Warren… the list goes on and on,” Grizzard said.
The list of Satanic authors also includes Mother Teresa and was available at the Amazing Grace Baptist Church’s Web site. For some strange reason, access to the Web site has been denied by the server provider — Anchor Web Host.
Seems like Grizzard and his acolytes do not have the courage to face the world. Of course, they will no doubt claim they have been hounded by the liberal media.
Fox News is probably already working on the story.