Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pastor Jones, Koran Burner, is also a Creepy Old Man

I guess we shouldn't be surprised to discover that Pastor Terry Jones, the man who plans to burn Korans on 9/11, is also a creepy old man. The Smoking Gun (a great resource for finding dirty laundry) found the DWOC Church Rulebook for the Dove World Outreach Center, and boy is it weird. It starts off with a bang:
"The goal of the Academy is for each student to develop a stabile [sic] lifestyle of Discipline in order to become a strong apostolic Fife [sic] Fold Minister..."
Ok, so maybe the man isn't good at spelling and grammar. So what? Maybe he's just a common guy trying to spread Jesus' word! Let's give him the benefit of the doubt, and read on... (By the way, from here forward I'll skip the "sic", because there are just too many! Assume the mistakes are his, not mine.)
  • No back talking (pride), but asking for permission to speak
  • When being confronted concerning a bad attitude or any other issue repentance and apology is expected instantly!
  • Attitudes like pride, fear, resistance ... will be corrected instantly!
  • Given orders, can not be changed...
Ok, so maybe he's barely literate and he likes strong discipline. I mean, he's a minister, teaching the gospel to students, right?

Well, not exactly. It seems they want to control every part of the students' lives.
  • [Lunch] break ... is testing time
  • Sweets, cake and things like that are not allowed
  • No alcohol
  • No eating out in restaurants
  • Students will be put on the scale once a week to follow the tendency. Each student received his weigh goal, that must be reached, otherwise this category is failed.
Ok, so they're strict about diet. But surely they are family oriented, right? Wrong.
  • During Academy you are not allowed to visit family members or friends or receive visits.
  • ... wedding, funerals or Birthdays are no exception...
  • No phone calls.
  • Singles are not allowed to have romantic relitionships to the opposite sex.
  • Family member working on the property, the students are suppose to have a healthy distance. ... Concentrate on the work ... there should not be anytime being left for small talk anyway.
  • In order to obey God, we have to leave the family behind!
Ugh. This is the stuff cults are made of.

If I found one of my kids joining this cult, I'd do everything I could to rescue him or her.

And if that's not enough, he seems quite concerned with his students' bathing habits:
  • Students are not supposed to take off the uniform during there working and service time in exchange with separate clothe. Exceptions only after receiving permission
  • Wash or shower at least once a day but not more then 2 a day, Showers are done in 5-7 minutes to save water and money.
  • Mouth, sweat areas, hair, feet hands,
I don't know about you, but I think this guy is nothing but a creepy old man.

I guess its not surprising that someone who would burn a Koran and enrage Muslims everywhere, endangering our troops and citizens overseas, is also a controlling, manipulative egomaniac. Its too bad that modern media has given this little man such a huge megaphone, instead of relegating him to the obscurity that he deserves.


  1. I agree that he's crazy. But I still maintain that even crazy people have the right to protest. The fact that "Muslims everywhere" might be enraged is not, in fact, the fault of the protest, but the fault lies squarely on people who would have an irrational reaction to burning a few pieces of paper.

    Really there in lies the problem.

    How much more terrorism can we really get, that we are allowing one section of the world's population to -fear- us into NOT doing something?

    This is terrorism at it's best. Crazy or not, he's got a right to burn the damn book.

    ... but damn is he crazy.

  2. Singles are not allowed to have romantic relitionships to the opposite sex.

    Does that mean they can have relationships with the SAME sex? :D

    He has the right to burn the book, but that's not going to stop any more of the insanity that's already out there. Time to join the Neopagans and Buddhists and go for peace with nature rather than destroying it, because it seems that has been the goal of the big 3 semitic faiths. How many more creatures of all kinds will be destroyed by these control freaks?


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