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From the Looniverse: Terry “Quran Burner” Jones Hangs Effigy of Barack Obama Outside Church

It’s Friday, and time for some good, hearty laughs.

We know Pastor Terry Jones Yosemite Sam, is the male equivalent of Pamela Geller, and hence we know him as: The Looniest Pastor Ever.

Jones most recent attention-seeking gimmick was to hang an effigy of President Barack Obama outside of his Dove World Outreach Church (which is still for sale!). Jones’ bid for attention was successful, and he’s likely going to get a call from the Secret Service as well.

By hanging Obama’s effigy, the Qur’an burning Jones was more or less killing two birds with one stone: combining his hatred for Muslims and his racist attitude towards Blacks. (Terry Jones and his ilk believe that Obama is a secret-Mooslim seeking to Islamize and conquer the “Christian United States,” and by hanging his effigy he was essentially provoking comparisons to the lynching of Blacks.)

Of course there will be those who see this and applaud, or say it is benign, but they are the very same people who are most outspoken in castigating and linking Islam to protests in the Muslim world that involve the burning of an American flag or an effigy of a Western leader.

So, for the purposes of lightening up your day, here’s the looniest pastor’s most recent sides-splitting antic:

(Huffington Post)

The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., has hanged an effigy of President Barack Obama from a gallows on its front lawn, a move DWOC pastor Terry Jones said was in response to Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage, as well as his stance on abortion and what Jones called his “appeasing of radical Islam.”

According to the Broward-Palm Beach New Times, the U.S. Secret Service is currently investigating Jones in response to the display.

“The Secret Service is aware of this incident and will conduct appropriate follow-up,” Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told the paper’s “The Pulp” blog.

The effigy is suspended from a makeshift gallows with a noose of yellow rope, has a doll in its right hand and a rainbow-colored gay pride flag in its left.

In a telephone interview with The Huffington Post, Jones said the flag was meant to call attention to Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage and that the baby doll is there because the president is “favorable toward abortion.”

Jones also said that radical Islam is “the most dangerous threat to life and national security in America.”

There is also an Uncle Sam dummy standing at the base of the gallows outside the DWOC. Jones told HuffPost that the Obama effigy had originally been positioned to be hanging Uncle Sam when the display went up two weeks ago, but that the church changed the display on Wednesday.

The words “Obama is Killing America” are printed on a trailer nearby.

The DWOC came under intense scrutiny in 2011 after Jones burned the a copy of the Quran, a move which sparked three days of violent rioting in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of at least 21 people, including seven U.N. workers.

In addition to its higher profile controversial moves, the Dove World Outreach Center has also been criticized for its internal rules, which The Smoking Gun has called “cult-like.”

In the church’s Academy Rulebook, written by Jone’s wife and published in 2007, prospective ministers are directed to cut off most contact with family members.

This is not the first time that an effigy of the country’s first black president has been hanged.

In March 2010, a teacher at a failing Rhode Island school hanged an effigy of Obama in his classroom. That same month, another dummy was found hanging on Main Street in the Georgia hometown of President Jimmy Carter.

In 2009, a Kentucky grand jury refused to indict two men who hanged an Obama effigy on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The men had been charged with burglary and disorderly conduct, the latter count associated with hanging the effigy. The lawyer for the two men said that the disorderly conduct charge violated his clients’ rights under the First Amendment.

What ever will the good pastor come up with next?

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  • This is a worthwhile post because it points out what many already know and all others need to know: Religious bigots who burn holy books are also racists who hang people of color. Bigots and racists are birds of a feather who flock together and and often are one in the same.
    BareNakedIslam, Jihadwatch, FrontpageMag, etc., etc., go after Obama and other people of color all of the time.

  • Christian-friend

    he’s not a good president, but my point still stand; where are the angry mob denouncing him of being a terrorist or something? why isn’t anyone calling him to get out of the country for supporting ethnic cleansing?

  • “Obama’s appeasement of radical Islam”

    Riiiiiiight. Because those darn drones keep dropping candy and rainbows on those demonic militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

  • Khalid

    He only recieved glorification from his fellow anti-Islam goons so its not immediately worrying…
    but if you look closely you can notice that Obama is carrying a Quran and an LGBT flag so

    Hanging an Effigy : what ever happened to “thou shall not kill” ?

    I know – it and along with the other peace verses of the Bible got sucked into a tornado of lies and falsehoods that deranged and dehumanized his view of Muslims and probably views them as part of the signs of the day of judgement which is all good too – many atheists hate Muslims and also treat them with a hypo-alarmed apocaplyptic zeal with the demographic delusions.

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  • @Haroon,

    Unfortunately his antics did receive some attention. Here, we’re just laughing at him!

  • Julieann Wozniak

    Somebody needs a visit from the fibbies.

  • Nur Alia


    I think that 20 minutes of fame is a bit too much. How about the rest of us.

  • Reynardine

    Haroon, no. He has crossed a line.

    Sarah Palin drew crosshairs on a number of Congressional representatives’ districts, and she continued to do so even after incidents of nonlethal violence and threats of murder and dismemberment. When the Giffords shooting occurred, Palin announced, with a prim little churchmouse smirk, that any assertion that she had incited it was “blood libel” against herself. If I were a quarter as bad as she is, I’d say that made her the one woman in the world deserving of FGM…but she had skirted any penalty at all. The Reverend Terror Jones is another matter. He has violated several provisions of 18 USC §2385, and he needs to be made an example.

  • mindy1

    I know of a wonderful shrink who can treat him…

  • Young & Free

    “The Dove World Outreach Center”

    Sounds so lovely and warm! Must be a peaceful tolerant organisation 😀

  • Christian-friend

    If he was muslim, he would be arrested on the spot. Double standard at it’s face.

  • Haroon

    Why does anyone cover this attention whore’s little publicity stunts? You are just making him happy.

  • Reynardine

    This guy needs more than just a visit from the Secret Service. They need to take him home with them.

  • @Emperor

    If he’s as bad as Geller only a Paster and not a blogger, Loon Watch should do a story than, and talk about all the insane stuff Terry jones has done, and call it, “The Looniest Pastor Ever.” When I read that, I was disappointed that you hadn’t already written one.

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  • @Has,

    Why am I not surprised the KKK did something similar. This sounds like something the KKK would do. The only real difference is they’d do it just because Obama is black, and the stuff Jones mentioned would be secondary if they even considered it at all.

  • Has

    The scary thing is, the KKK also did a similar thing.

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