Terry Jones Pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida and founder of Stand Up America, Florida spoke at a rally in Amarillo, Texas Sunday May 8.,
Jones has been known as a radical for his views on the burning of the Koran along with his views pertaining to abortion and homosexuality.
Many of his speeches have been met with hostility across the United States. People have thrown bottles of urine at him while claiming him to be a spawn of Satan.
During a private interview with him before the rally I was able to find out more about what the man stands for. You can view the pictures of the rally and the interview on the links below. We will also be doing a live internet radio show Tues. May 10th at 9 PM EST with Jim on FreedomFighterRadio. Call-ins are most welcome, let us hear your views.
Arriving in Amarillo in the RFA motor coach we were greeted with a collage of police officers. They were very helpful and polite. Anticipation grew as we awaited the arrival and interview of Reverend Jones. (Audio problems - interview will be posted Wed.)
We wondered if we were going to meet a lunatic who proclaimed hate across the country or what. When he a arrived along with Wayne Sapp, we were amazed at their professional manor and politeness as we greeted one another. After a few formalities were exchanged we sat down for the interview. I had 10 questions to ask pertaining to his past association with the Westboro Baptist Church, who protests service men and women's deaths, to if his movement was still leading people to Christ.
He answered each question without hesitation. I began to take another look at the mans views.
Being raised in Amarillo, he reminded me of the Hellfire and Brimstone preachers I used to listen to as a kid. What he spoke of pertained to nothing more than what is written in the Bible.
He spoke of what Preachers stated years ago but seem to be afraid to speak of today for fear of offending people.
After the interview Deanie and I walked over to the protesters to introduce ourselves. We were greeted with respect as they explained their point of view. We were soon to learn the protest was more against an upcoming mayoral election than Mr Jones.
Pastor David Grisham who sponsored the rally along with his organization Repent Amarillo, is also running for Mayor and was the center of the protest. Read more about him on Rednecks For Americans
I spoke with him the next morning. He is a pastor for Repent Amarillo who believes Christians are turning away from what their objective should be. He is an interesting man worth listening to.
As Dr. Jones began his speech the protesters started to protest loudly. A gay mayoral candidate named Fred E. Dunaway, now going by the name of Sandra Dunn dressed in drag walked up as we were doing an interview with Channel 10 news. Read more about him on the members page at Rednecks For Americans.
As Mr. Jones continued to speak on burning the Koran, abortion and homosexuality some of the protesters began moving closer to the police Line yelling "You lie, go home, get the hell out of Amarillo and take David with you.
The police moved in quickly making sure the rally did not get out of hand.
Listening to Dr. Jones speak I could find nothing he said to be out of place. His words were harsh, but to the point. When controversy broke out on his abortion views,Dr. Jones asked the protesters to go to Houston with him Monday then view how many babies would be killed before getting a chance to have a life. He explained to them how it was a woman's right to cut off her arm or leg but not end a human life.
On the Koran he spoke of the atrocities against women and children. He stated how radical muslims were imposing Jihad against us in the name of peace.
Ending his speech he spoke to one of the protesters over the roar of the crowd while police moved in.
The rally ended peaceful with only one arrest. Read about it on Radical Richard's Corner at Rednecks For Americans.
As to what Dr. Jones spoke on I would back him. As with anyone else I don't agree with everything he stands for but I do wish more Pastors and people had the courage to stand up for their beliefs as he does. This could be the way to awaken our young people as to where America is going.
He told me that while he was at breakfast Sunday morning he was approached by a woman asking if he was Terry Jones. After answering her, she stated he would burn in Hell along with Bin Laden.
Leaving the rally many of the protesters waved and honked at us.
For the sake of our young let us hope more people can stand up
for what America was built upon.
You have heard my opinion let me hear yours.
Hear Dr. Jones' speech here.