Tuesday, October 20, 2009


A Baptist church in Canton, North Carolina, a town “nestled among five hills along the banks of the Pigeon River in the mountains of Western North Carolina,” has announced that it will be Burning Perversions of God’s Word on Halloween (h/t: First Thoughts). “We are burning Satan’s bibles like the NIV, RSV, NKJV, TLB, NASB, NEV, NRSV, ASV, NWT, Good News for Modern Man, The Evidence Bible, The Message Bible, The Green Bible, ect.,” the church said. “These are perversions of God’s Word the King James Bible.” The church also said, helpfully, that it will pick up bibles that anyone wishes to donate. I wonder if it would accept for public burning a Hebrew version?


marly youmans said...

I've been winding backward through your blog and find this piece of absurdity smacking me in the face: somehow I missed it! A hair-frizzling and yet amusing moment, as I went to high school in Cullowhee (on the Tuckaseegee River, since we're identifying by waters) and still go there several times every year. It's but a hop-skip-jump from Canton. The Canton of my childhood was often smog-foggy and smelled bad from the nearby paper plant at Enka or, as we called it, Enka-Stenka.