Repent Amarillo’s David Grisham says attempt to burn Koran cost him job at nuclear plant

David Grisham

David Grisham, the whacko preacher who serves as director of Repent Amarillo, says his attempt to burn a Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 last year has cost him his job at Pantex, a nuclear power plant where he worked as a security guard for the last 25 years.

Repent Amarillo goes by the moniker “Army of God” and refers to itself as the “special forces of spiritual warfare.” The group launched a boycott of Houston after the city elected on openly gay mayor, Annise Parker. Repent Amarillo has also gained attention for a campaign to shut down a local swingers club, as well as a “warfare map” posted on its website identifying its enemies in Amarillo.

Grisham is currently running for mayor, and his campaign inspired transgender woman Sandra Dunn to enter the race.

MyHighPlains.com reports:

Grisham says on Wednesday, an official at Pantex Guards Union told him a termination letter was on its way. Grisham was placed on paid administrative leave December 23, 2010 after being placed on restricted duty for trying to burn the Quran in Sam Houston Park on September 11, 2010. The planned burning was stopped by a group of protesters. …

Grisham claims Pantex told him because he’s been gone from work more than 90 days, he no longer has a security clearance, so he no longer has a job. …

“They tried to find an administrative way by the stroke of a pen to take away my right to free speech,” says Grisham.

Really? Free speech? Last we checked, the First Amendment doesn’t include the right to work at a nuclear power plant.

—  John Wright

Man bearing resemblance to Jesus prevents burning of Quran in Amarillo city park

The other day we told you about the leader of a right-wing group in Amarillo, David Grisham, who planned to publicly burn a Quran on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Grisham tried to go through with his plan, dousing a Quran in kerosene and placing it on a barbecue grill in a city park. But protesters, many from the local Unitarian Universalist congregation, blocked Grisham from setting fire to the book. According to the below report, some placed their hands on the grill to deter Grisham from lighting it. Then Jacob Isom, shown above, snatched away the Quran while Grisham wasn’t looking.

—  John Wright

Leader of anti-gay group in Amarillo plans to publicly burn Quran on 9/11 anniversary

A Florida pastor may have called off his plan to burn Qurans on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But David Grisham, the leader of a militant evangelical group in Amarillo, tells the local CBS affiliate that he plans to publicly burn the Muslim holy book on Saturday. Grisham is the leader of Repent Amarillo, which gained attention in January when it launched a boycott of Houston after the city elected on openly gay mayor, Annise Parker:

According to Grisham, he has questioned why he should go through with his plan, but in the end, he feels it is right.

“Terrorism was seeded by the ideas in the Quran. It’s the Quran that has put our troops in danger. Burning one isn’t going to put our troops in danger. It’s the ideas contained in that book that put them in danger,” said Grisham.

Grisham is a security guard at a nuclear-bomb facility called Pantex, according to media reports. Repent Amarillo goes by the moniker “Army of God” and refers to itself as the “special forces of spiritual warfare.” The group has also gained attention for a campaign to shut down a local swingers club, as well as a “warfare map” posted on its website identifying its enemies in Amarillo.

—  John Wright

Watch: Terry Jones’ ‘God Hates the Quran for Being a Fag Day’ Ad

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The voice from monster truck rally ads invites you to watch the Quran get its ass kicked by Jesus. Featuring a special wedding between Pastor Fred Phelps and his longtime secret love hater Terry Jones.

"Please note: Said wedding may result in a hate so strong as to drain the sweetness from all sugar and whip up more Category 4 hurricanes."

Sullivan notes, "Sometimes this is the only appropriate response."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP


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CNN interview: Florida fundie pastor going forward with September 11 Quran burning

He certainly has the right to do this, but Terry Jones, the pastor of Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, Florida, is going to burn the holy book of Islam on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

This is in spite of a plea by General Petraeus for Jones to think twice about the political impact of the visuals of the burning in Moslem countries. (CNN):

“It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan,” Petraeus said in a statement issued Monday.

With about 120,000 U.S. and NATO-led troops still battling al Qaeda and its allies in the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement, Petraeus warned that burning Qurans “is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems — not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community.”

Petraeus said he was concerned by the political repercussions of the church’s plan.

“Even the rumor that it might take place has sparked demonstrations such as the one that took place in Kabul yesterday,” he said. “Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult.”

In the clip below the fold, CNN’s Kiren Chetry almost goes apoplectic in frustration over the nonsense Jones bleats.
Jones has no plans to call the burning off; he claims this event should not offend moderate Muslims.


We realize that this action would indeed offend people, offend the Muslims. I am offended when they burn the flag. I am offended when they burn the Bible. But we feel that the message that we are tyring to send is much more important than people being offended.”

Jones said Muslims are welcomed in the United States, if they observe the Constitution and don’t try to impose Sharia law, or Muslim law. The message, he said, is directed toward the “radical element of Islam.”

“Our message is very clear,” he said. “It is not to the moderate Muslim. Our message is not a message of hate. Our message is a message of warning to the radical element of Islam, and I think what we see right now around the globe provides exactly what we’re talking about,” he said.

…”We need to speak up against sin and call the people to repentance. Abortion is murder. Homosexuality is sin. We need to call these things what they are and bring the world the true message: that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life,” it says on the church’s website.

 
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National Burn A Quran Day

From voiceover artist DC Douglas. Brilliant.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright