“Burn Qur’ans” Pastor booted from German church for ex-gay efforts

Timothy Kincaid

September 9th, 2010

It is no surprise that Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who has been getting a lot of press for his stated intent to burn copies of the Qur’an this weekend, has a history of troubled relationships with the gay community. In May his church, Dove World Outreach Center, opposed a gay candidate for mayor of Gainesville, FL, with a “No Homo Mayor” campaign.

But it turns out that Jones’ anti-gay animus is international. From Spiegel:

In the United States, Jones has already attracted attention on several occasions as an Islamophobic provocateur. What is less well known is that the pastor led a charismatic evangelical church, the Christian Community of Cologne, in the western German city up until 2009. Last year, however, the members of the congregation kicked founder Jones out, because of his radicalism.

Jones became increasingly radical as the years went by, former associates say. At one point he wanted to help a homosexual member to “pray away his sins.”

It seems that ex-gay ministries are seen as bizarre and radical in Germany, even among evangelicals.

Erin

September 9th, 2010

If only Americans would find this type of position radical as well.

beachewtoy75

September 9th, 2010

Great. What the world needs is another anti-gay media whore.

sayit

September 10th, 2010

Yet another guy who is dragging America along in the ditch of humanity with his self loathing homophobia.

That moustache turns me on though.

He looks like he is a very hot daddy.

But honestly wallowing around with him in his bed of self loathing and self hatred as well as general hatred is so sad.

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