The Rev. Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who caused a firestorm last month when he came close to staging a public Quran burning, is getting a new car courtesy of a New Jersey dealership.
In the run-up to the planned book-burning, Brad Benson Hyundai in New Brunswick offered Jones a vehicle if the pastor backed down on his threat.
“We heard on the news that he was going to burn the Quran," Benson Hyundai general manager David Canton told CNN on Saturday.
After condemnations from around the world, Jones called off the burning.
A representative from Jones' church, Dove World Outreach Center, called Benson Hyundai recently to see whether the offer was still good, Canton said.
It was. Jones is getting a 2011 Hyundai Accent, valued at around $13,600.
"He stood up to his end of the bargain and we’re standing up to ours,” Canton said.
A woman who answered the phone Saturday at Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, said Jones would donate the car to a Muslim charity.
I CAN NOT BELIEVE A MAN OF GOD WOULD DO A BURNING LIKE THIS OR ACCEPT A FREE ANYTHING.WHATS THIS COUNTRY COMING TO.IF I WAS IN HIS CHURCH....I WOULDN'T BE. JUST BECAUSE HE WAS OFFERED THE CAR DOESN'T MEAN HE HAD TO TAKE IT.I WOULD BE CHECKING THE CHURCHES FINANCES.
Reminder: we are at war with muslim extremists who are slowly taking over our country while all of u are pacifying yourselves by joking. U are a bunch of head in the sand liberals who are afraid to stand up for this country and you will surely help us lose our country by being wimps.
PLEASE CNN update this story, as the pastor donated his car to a Jersey City women's shelter.
Isn't there some way that GOOD stories can be promoted more than BAD stories?
The convert it to a car bomb is by far the greatest comment!!!!
And you are product of ?
John, a product of hate, a pinch of naivety, and a whole lot of generalizations.
@Steve, that comment you love so much is also entirely delusional, completely derogetory, and downright infentile.
i hope your parents are dead
People, there are many Religions today that do really bad things. There is a promise in the Bible though, ..that ALL false Religion that have done and do bad things, will soon come to their End. the Bible promises this! In Revelation chapter 18. (Last book of the Bible).
It is very interesting! please Read if you have a bible. when Jesus was on earth, he mentioned that by their fruits (Works), you will recognize them (False religion). He said a rotten tree cannot produce fine fruits. Likewise every good tree produces fine fruit. The problem lies with FALSE Religion. Revelation chapter 18:5 tells us that the sins of Professed christians or False Religions have " Massed together in heaven, and God will call her (False Religion) Acts to mind. So dear all who are disgusted because of the bad things that Religions practice today, Take heart! The True God will judge them soon. i wish you all well.
See my eearlier post about your "good book". Yes me and the good lord have our daily conversations, but I do not need a tainted "how to" manual to do it.
That's a nice thing to say.
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