Why is it the Baptists seem to always be the ones who start
controversy? This time it is from a Church in Florida and not the usual suspects
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Westmore Baptist Church in Kansas. From Science Daily:
Florida church speaks out against Islam
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 28 (UPI) -- A sign outside a
Jacksonville, Fla., church proclaims, "Islam is evil and believes in murder.
Jesus teaches peace."
The Rev. Gene Youngblood says the sign at the entrance of
First Conservative Baptist Church and the Conservative Theological Seminary
may be controversial but it has been researched and speaks the truth.
References to specific verses from the Koran and the
Bible accompany the statement, which Youngblood said are meant to serve as a
warning to society.
"I am of the opinion, based on enormous research of the
Muslims' own books, that Islam is the most vile, wicked, evil danger facing
the world today," Youngblood told the Jacksonville Times-Union. He said the
sign was inspired by this month's London terrorist bombings.
The church displayed a sign in 2003 declaring "Muhammad
approved murder." Youngblood runs a Web site -- www.truthsthatfree.com -- that
portrays what he considers to be the truth about Islam.
Muslims condemned the messages as hateful and ignorant