CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A church’s plan for an old-fashioned book-burning has been thwarted by city and county fire codes.
Preachers and congregations throughout American history have built bonfires and tossed in books and other materials they believed offended God.
The Rev. Scott Breedlove, pastor of The Jesus Church, wanted to rekindle that tradition in a July 28 ceremony where books, CDs, videos and clothing would have been thrown into the flames
Breedlove, eh? Certainly a fine, upstanding, book-burning name.
Breedlove said a city fire inspector suggested shredding the offending material, but Breedlove said that wouldn’t seem biblical.
I’m rendered speechless by that one.
It also makes me glad I live where I do.