Tennessee Copycat: My Koran Burning Stunt Is Still On!

It’s not clear whether Florida pastor Rev. Terry Jones will go forth with his plan to burn Korans tomorrow.

But the Rev. Bob Old of the Disciples of Christ ministry — who was inspired by Jones and planned to burn the Koran on Saturday at his home and post the video on YouTube — said he’s pushing forward. He also says that Jones backing down shows he wasn’t committed to the cause.“That shows how strong his convictions are,” Old said, according to The Tennessean. “My event is about establishing who is God and who is not God. I will be burning a Quran, I’m not going to change my mind no matter who calls me.”

Old also compared himself to Moses, who in the Old Testament burned a golden calf when he found the Israelites worshiping it, The Tennessean said.

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