- Posted November 2, 2009 by
Canton, North Carolina
This iReport is part of an assignment:
My City, My Secret
Amazing Grace Baptist Church of Canton, NC Was to Hold a Bible/Book Burning Oct 31, 2009
Halloween night the heavens opened and rain fell. Book burning didn't take place. There were several news crews, reporters, Sheriff and protesters. If I had been the pastor I would be embarrassed more protesters came out than members.
During the service the news crew and others were listening through the floor upstairs and could hear yelling from the service. The only disappointing thing was that more locals didn't attend the event. One protester came as far as Chattanooga, TN and others an hour or so away.
There were signs that read things like: What would Jesus do, Who are we to judge and several others. A gentleman that dressed in an outfit of a Nazi soldier came out, gave an interview saying this promotes hate. He wouldn't give his name and held two books, one was the Mormon bible and I am not sure what the other book was that he held. He did say that he was only wearing a costume and that is all it was. Protesters were unsure if he was there in support of the event or against it. Left most of us puzzled.
He was adamant about the “BIBLE BURNING”, he destroyed but did NOT burn the perversions as he calls them. Guess the threat of FINES, may have got to him! He may have support but the protesters didn't see that. Mr. Grizzard's word means nothing and his actions are an abomination!
It was like a scene from a court room where the suspect comes out holding his head low. He let the woman and children go out first and then he followed! Not knowing what to expect, wouldn't you have walked out before the woman and children?
To many men have come forth harming their flock, men like David Koresh, Jim Jones, and Warren Jeffs. Sometimes it is the flock that have to protect one another.
People stand up for abortion and liquor crowd because there are lives lost! Innocent people die. Bible burning, are people dying because they read something other than the KJV? I think not! God says ” come to me just as you are”, not come to me only if you read the KJV! Mr. Grizzard called the book burning a great success.
When did God step off his throne and allow Mr. Grizzard to have say over HIS CHURCH? Mr. Grizzard is a piece of work. We will keep praying for him and his family because at this point in their lives he has proselytized them, giving them no choice. I pray God opens his mind and heart. Judgment day will come and as the good book says ANY VERSION, You shall be judged as you judged! God help him.