Happy Good Friday! But whether is will be a good Friday in Dearborn today is a question still up in the air. As I write this, Pastor Terry Jones and his associate Wayne Sapp are in a courtroom fighting for their right to hold a protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn. Why the hearing? Jones and Sapp don’t want to pay the permit fee that could include about $45,000 for the security that police believe would be needed to maintain safety during the anti-Islamic rally Jones plans to hold in front of the largest Mosque in America.
You’ve undoubtably heard about Jones. He infamously held the Koran, the Muslim Holy Book “on trial” in his church in Florida last month, found it guilty of inciting murder among other things, and had his friend, Sapp, set in on fire. The event, captured on video set off violent protests as far away as Afghanistan and led to the murdering of a number of Christians.
The two showed up in court today wearing Harley Davidson T-Shirts and jeans - and are acting as their own council. They claim they have no intentions of burning another Koran and claim that their rally will not incite any violence. (But they claimed the same thing a month ago and then did it anyway… inciting not only violence, but the murder of Christians in the Middle East).
Jones claims that this is about the First Amendment… Free Speech. And while Free Speech is one of the things that makes this country great (and different from so many others who oppress their own citizens) - this is also about COMMON SENSE.
And in my humble opinion, COMMON SENSE would dictate that this so-called man of God would not risk the lives of so many others (a second time) under the guise of “My Right to Free Speech”. It’s nothing but grand-standing - but with potentially devastating results… again!
So make this a truly “Good Friday” Mr. Jones, and take your opinions elsewhere. They say there is a time and place for everything. Well, today is not the time. And outside the largest Mosque in this country is not the place.
And now on to something a little lighter. (Or heavier depending how you look at it). With the Royal Wedding just a week away, Big Al donned his “Queenly attire” and made an appearance on the Fox 2 morning show. As you’ll note in both videos… it looks like Her Majesty - in her Easter Bonnet - has packed on a few pounds! Just click on picture to play!
Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday!