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The leader of the 50 member church in Florida who has somehow garnered world wide attention with his plan to burn the Quran this Saturday on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack by Muslim extremists should follow the admonition of the Apostle Paul…when he expressed the thought that while certain things might be permissible for him to do…those things might not be helpful or expedient.  If we ask ourselves "what would Jesus do?"…I doubt we could objectively reach the conclusion that He would be in favor of such a hateful display. 

Many Christians and Americans from other backgrounds have spoken out against this type of religious intolerance and hatred.  I only wish we had heard that kind of disavowal of the jihadist by more of the mainstream Muslims throughout the world.  I'm not saying this church shouldn't burn the Quran because of fear of harm by the terrorists.  Even the building of the controversial mosque on the site of the 9/11 attack shows a tremendous lack of sensitivity and sympathy on their part.  Yes, it is legal for them to do it but it is not the right thing to do.

Instead of burning the Quran…I think that a more positive demonstration would be to proudly fly the American flag on 9/11…as a salute to those who perished, and to our solidarity as a people dedicated to freedom and against those who would do us harm.  I'm Jim Cameron.  Let us know what you think.

Email Jim Cameron at jcameron@wdam.com