“This is a book of hate, not a book of love,”
Pastor Bob Old burnt two copies of the Koran in his own backyard in Springfield Tennessee, together with evangelist Danny Allen.
Old acknowledged that aside from Allen he had little other support, even from his family.
“I do this without the blessings of others,” he said.
Old did not address his critics directly, but he said that the Christian church has failed the people.
“The American people have a great deal to gain and a great deal to lose in supporting the Muslim faith,” Old said. “My belief is that we as a nation are in dangerous territory.”
“This is a book of hate, not a book of love,” Old said, holding the Quran, before setting it afire. “It’s a false book, it’s a false prophet (Muhammad) and it’s false Scripture.”
Then the two conducted what Old called a “peaceful demonstration” with little fanfare. Eight journalists gathered in Old’s backyard during the burning.