"We are going there totally in peace. We have no intentions of doing anything provocative," he said in an interview. "We will be speaking our minds, expressing our First Amendment rights."Then he said this…
Although Mr. Jones said the public had nothing to fear, he is concerned about his own safety. He said he has received 400 death threats, including some from Dearborn residents. He said he and an assistant accompanying him plan to be armed.So if someone tried to kill this fella, presumably a Muslim extremist angry about his Quran burning stunt, “Pastor” Jones would have no problem pulling out his .40 cal and double-tapping him into hell. I come in peace but I carry a piece! I guess when you name your organization “Dove World Outreach Center” when you say “Dove” you mean “Glock” and when you say “Outreach” you mean reaching out with a hollow point.
"I have a .40-caliber semiautomatic that I carry with me at all times," said Mr. Jones. "If someone would try to attack us, shoot us, we would have no problem defending ourselves."
So for those who are advocates of Christians responding to threats to life and property with deadly force, is this the image we want to portray to those we are trying to reach with Christ? I am not advocating for Mr. Jones or his misguided, counter-productive and unscriptural methods. What I am saying is that being a witness for Christ is going to rub people the wrong way, sometimes violently, and always has. Do you see a difference between what Mr. Jones is saying and advocating the use of deadly force to defend your own life or property?