"Gentle Christians" of OSA Desecrate the Koran
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Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 01:42:57 AM EST
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Mississippi saw even more of Operation Save America on Wednesday, and witnessed yet another example of Rashomon in Jackson.  

As predicted yesterday by Ann Rose at The Smeal Report, Flip Benham convened an OSA hate rally (or, as he styles it, an Ecclesiastical Court) at the State Capitol today and attempted to burn the Koran. But when what Benham calls "renegade" police made him put out his fire -- it being against the law in Jackson to start a fire within the city limits without a permit -- he ripped the Koran into shreds instead, along with a Rainbow Flag and copies of several Supreme Court decisions that he doesn't like.

Just one more hate crime on a summer afternoon.

Ecclesiastical Court was held at the State Capitol Building this afternoon. "Roe" of Roe vs. Wade, Miss Norma McCorvey, and Bob Enyart, host of Bob Enyart Live radio program, were among the speakers.

Things detestable to the Lord, six wicked Supreme Court Decisions, a homosexual rainbow flag and a Koran were destroyed.

Of course, we are meant to understand that Benham only did such a thing in order to manifest Christian love.  And to be accurate, Flip sort of didn't really do the deed himself, either.  Since he's previously been arrested for setting illegal fires that endangered bystanders . . .

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 . . . perhaps Benham felt that discretion was the better part of valor. So as he's also done before, he had a group of little kids perform the actual dirty work for him. Third graders are hardly ever arrested, so "suffer the little children," and all that.

Pastor Flip Benham, had the children present gather close to him and asked them to rip up each evil Supreme Court ruling as it was read. The rulings were: Engle vs. Vitale (1962) which silenced the prayers of children in our schools; Abington vs. Schemp (1963) removed the Bible from school; Roe vs. Wade (1963) removed personhood and humanity of the unborn; Stone vs. Graham stripped the Ten Commandments from walls of classrooms; Planned Parenthood vs. Casey (1992) declared man can determine his own reality, standards, and meanings apart from the objective truth of Almighty God; and Lawrence vs. Texas ruled that there is a constitutional right to homosexual sodomy.

Flip encouraged the children to stand for Jesus no matter the cost. Norma McCorvey told them how sorry she was for her involvement in Roe v. Wade.

Then the Ecclesiastical Court heard testimony that explained why Flip Benham's version of God shall not suffer a Rainbow Flag to flutter . . .

Bob Enyart said that one-third of children molested are boys molested by men. It's not true, he said, that molesters are not homosexual. "Millions around the world have died torturous deaths from AIDS as a result of homosexual sodomy. Even the words used to defend homosexuality show that it's wrong," he said. "You don't `tolerate' something good but rather something filthy."

. . . or an unconverted Muslim to live.

Flip told the crowd that we have three choices with Muslims, kill them, be killed by them, or convert them. "Which is your choice?" he asked. "While not all Muslims are terrorists, all terrorist are Muslims," he said. "We destroy the Koran, not to desecrate their religion, but to set them free."

Wednesday's outrage was not a first for Flip Benham. Public destruction of the scriptures of Islam has become a favorite ritualistic showpiece of his. Two years ago, during OSA's Ohio crusade, Benham held a Burning of the Abominations at the Columbus City Hall, where he ripped up and burned the Koran with the participation of "Coach" Dave Daubenmire of Minutemen United.

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The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 2003 provides a succinct explanation of hate crime.

a crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim, or in the case of a property crime, the property that is the object of the crime, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person.

That would seem to define Flip Benham's own personal "God" as a god of hatred. But I guess we already knew that.

[Title photo from Operation Save America]

from Flip Benham, only three days ago.

"The city of Jackson is under a declared state of emergency but not for the reason they believe. Bloodshed follows bloodshed and God has declared His own state of emergency. If you sow bloodshed in the womb you will reap bloodshed in the streets. There is but one King and His Name is Jesus and every knee will bow before Him!"

If he didn't take so much time and trouble assuring the media of how nonviolent he is, people might start to worry.

by moiv on Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 02:04:15 AM EST

in a major state capital.  

My what a thoughtful thing to do while religious war rages in the Middle East.

I remember American and world Muslims were upset when Korans were allegedly flushed at Guantanamo. I wonder how they will now feel about this?  

by Frederick Clarkson on Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 02:52:00 AM EST

I don't think you'll need three guesses to figure that one out.

by moiv on Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 03:45:17 AM EST

It's a despicable thing to do. Now what, do you think Iraqi hearts and minds will be opened, when the people in their country are aligned with this garbage? I'm not saying the soldiers do this, but it looks like Americans do it.

by SulaymanF on Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 02:42:39 PM EST

how he would feel if there was a fatwah declared on him? Do you think he'd ask our govt. for protection? If he did, do you think he'd get it?

by RevDeb on Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 07:16:38 AM EST

Roe vs. Wade (1963) removed personhood and humanity of the unborn;

Wait a minute, wasn't Roe V. Wade decided in 1973?  I wonder, was this a typo or Ignorance on Benham's part?

by JonathanChance on Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 08:47:35 AM EST

The last photo in your story is from my video of OSA, led by Benham and Dave Daubenmire, burning the Koran and other items at Columbus City Hall two years ago. Original story and commentary at barf.org.
Acquire the Evidence: on Ron Luce, Teen Mania Ministries and the "BattleCry" campaign. acquiretheevidence.com

by Mike Doughney on Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 01:27:21 PM EST
The correction has been made, and I'm sorry for the error. I can only attribute my mistake to too much bleary-eyed screen switching; I think I must have blinked once too often and mislabeled your photo.



by moiv on Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 08:57:29 PM EST

.... one will soon burn people" .

Heinrich Heine

by Pauljaxon on Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 02:51:06 PM EST

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