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  • ANSWER: BARBECUED CHICKEN WITH ALL THE FIXIN’S

    Filed at 6:23 am under by dcobranchi

    Question: What goes just right with a book and Bible burning?

    CANTON, N.C. (October 13, 2009)—The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, N.C. will celebrate Halloween by burning Bibles that aren’t the King James Version, as well as music and books and anything else Pastor Marc Grizzard says is a satanic influence.

    Among the authors whose books Grizzard plans to burn are well known ministers Rick Warren and Billy Graham because he says they have occasionally used Bibles other than the King James Version, which is the sole biblical source he considers infallible.

    According to the church’s Web site, members will also burn “Satan’s music such as country, rap, rock, pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz, soul (and) oldies.

    “We will also be burning Satan’s popular books written by heretics like Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, John McArthur, James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, John Piper, Chuck Colson, Tony Evans, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swagart, Mark Driskol, Franklin Graham, Bill Bright, Tim Lahaye, Paula White, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Joyce Myers, Brian McLaren, Robert Schuller, Mother Teresa, The Pope, Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, Donald Miller, Shane Claiborne, Brennan Manning (and) William Young.

    During the book burning, according to the Web site, barbecued chicken fried chicken and “all the sides” will be served.

    Canton is 5 hours from here. That’s way too close, IMO.

    25 Responses to “ANSWER: BARBECUED CHICKEN WITH ALL THE FIXIN’S”


    Comment by
    COD
    October 14th, 2009
    at 9:08 am

    Road Trip! Just think of the blog post you could do after attending.


    Comment by
    Daryl P Cobranchi
    October 14th, 2009
    at 9:35 am

    Lydia and I discussed that as a “field trip” for the kids. An anthropological study of primitive cultures.


    Comment by
    Karen
    October 14th, 2009
    at 9:49 am

    Wow. They really don’t want their congregants exposed to or thinking about anything else do they?!?

    You might want to watch it on that field trip. They say they’ll be burning anything else pastor Marc considers a satanic influence.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 14th, 2009
    at 10:42 am

    I went to the church webpage for its book-burning and a country song plays in the background the whole time, called “The Bogus Bible Blues.”

    On the upside, news of this bizarre news is educational even for a life-long southerner like me. I followed a few links and inadvertently learned for the first time in my life, that King James himself is a suspected sodomite??


    Comment by
    amberlee
    October 14th, 2009
    at 1:03 pm

    OMGosh, I went to the website and the preacher’s pic gives me the creeps!!!!! Thanks for sharing…..


    Comment by
    Rob
    October 14th, 2009
    at 1:10 pm

    This isn’t a church, it’s the personality cult of Pastor Marc Grizzard. Hope the chicken is good.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 14th, 2009
    at 1:17 pm

    Rob, do you say that with a straight face? Is CHRIST-ianity itself not a cult of personality?


    Comment by
    Audrey
    October 14th, 2009
    at 3:10 pm

    JJ, CHRIST-ianity is probably more accurately the cult of Paul.

    And yeah, James swung both ways… frequently. His contemporaries didn’t refer to him as “Regina Jacobus” for nothing.


    Comment by
    Audrey
    October 14th, 2009
    at 3:12 pm

    Oh, and as to the article… dayum! That’s hardcore, even for hardcore fundies. I’ll bet Fox News will cover it. 😉


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 14th, 2009
    at 3:26 pm

    Not to mention at least as barbaric as book-burning —
    Never Mind the Children’s Screams


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 14th, 2009
    at 3:29 pm

    Thx Audrey. Historical accuracy be damned, though, now it seems to have morphed. After all, it’s WWJD, not WWPD. . . 😉


    Comment by
    Rob
    October 14th, 2009
    at 5:12 pm

    I got no problem with athiests considering Christianity a personality cult of either Christ or Paul. Seems like a reasonable way for you folks to think about it. And yeah, I’ve ‘bought in’ to the things the personality is selling (soul is eternal, heaven is a good place, there is ultimate justice dealt out by a perfectly righteous and merciful being, etc).

    So yes, I can say with a strait face that I accept Christ and reject the chicken BBQ pastor. I’m not expecting anyone to convert here.


    Comment by
    Daryl P Cobranchi
    October 14th, 2009
    at 5:21 pm

    What does “accept Christ” mean exactly? Serious question. I mean, I think I know the evangelical interpretation but I was wondering about yours.

    And, BTW, I hate the recent versions of ChemStation. 🙂


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 14th, 2009
    at 6:00 pm

    I was wondering what responsbility he feels to others being misled about what it represents, and harming kids in the process.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    October 14th, 2009
    at 6:50 pm

    This is giving a bad name to BBQ!

    And, JJ, it is for their own good. Doncha know that pretty much justifies any wacked out insanity the religious want to foist onto the rest of us?

    Nance


    Comment by
    Audrey
    October 14th, 2009
    at 8:40 pm

    This is giving a bad name to BBQ!

    And isn’t that the real tragedy, here? What about the BBQ? What about the BBQ?!?!?!


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    October 15th, 2009
    at 10:01 am

    Exactly! 🙂

    Nance


    Comment by
    Rob
    October 15th, 2009
    at 11:09 am

    “What does “accept Christ” mean exactly?”

    Tall order, explaining that to an athiest without sounding like a deluded fool.

    I suppose at it’s core, it’s something along the lines of an affirmative belief in a suprmely powerful deity, some beliefs about the nature and character of deity, and willingness to see oneself in a subordinate position to a perfectly just, perfectly good being. It involves an understanding of myself as an imperfect, error-prone, agenda driven, flawed human who can be a better person than I was yesterday if I follow various commandments and accept various notions.

    I figure the ultimate goal of our earthly experience is sort of an eternal version of what kids do – learn, grow, make choices, face consequences, and hopefully become happy healthy productive good people. Mormons tend to be better-educated than other Christian sects.

    “Faith” is voluntarily chosing to believe all this unprovable stuff – I’ve decided to drink the koolaid. But I drink it with an eye to where it will take me. If it didn’t make me a better person, I’d have second thoughts.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    October 15th, 2009
    at 2:27 pm

    Why can’t you be a better person without the religion part? Don’t you know what the rules are by now?

    Nance


    Comment by
    Copernicus
    October 15th, 2009
    at 9:41 pm

    to Rob @ 5:12pm:

    I can say with a strait face that I accept Christ

    did you mean with a “straight” face or were you alluding to George Harvey Strait, the “King of Satanic music”?

    (p.s. so what would the Amazing Grace Baptist Church think of George’s 12 multiplatinum, 22 platinum, and 5 gold album legion of followers- multiplatinum = 2,000,000 or more units, platinum 1,000,000, and gold a mere half mil?)


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 15th, 2009
    at 11:28 pm

    We just watched an Angelina Jolie/ Morgan Freeman movie on demand, called WANTED. Sort of Matrix meets Remo Williams meets Star Wars.

    It was a morality play (well, a morality action-adventure) in which the moral seemed to be that you’d better figure out what’s right *without* the confounding variable of trusting a whole system of other people who claim they have ancient wisdom, to be right.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 15th, 2009
    at 11:29 pm

    Oops, I guess that movie will be in the bonfire . . .


    Comment by
    Rob
    October 16th, 2009
    at 12:53 pm

    “Why can’t you be a better person without the religion part?”
    I never claimed otherwise. And you might be surprised to find that a lot of what y’all think about morality and being good and just posessing common sense, is taught in a mormon church.

    (And just added Wanted to my Netflix queue. Don’t tell my bishop.)


    Comment by
    Rob
    October 16th, 2009
    at 12:58 pm

    (Well, actually, I guess I used to claim otherwise all the time. Then my eventually-spouse told me all about her counterculture world full of druggies and punks – and some of the most moral people she knew. Part of my personal development from 13 years ago.)


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    October 16th, 2009
    at 6:37 pm

    So the religion part is just your choice, Rob. We can all pretty much agree on the goal of being a better person and what that might look like and worshiping in your particular way is just the tool you choose to use to get there.

    That’s a pretty inoffensive way to present your religion. It’s not suggesting I have to do it your way. I think it’s a complete waste of energy but that’s your choice.

    Good move.

    Nance