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.
â€śWe 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 weâ€™re standing up to ours,â€ť Canton said.
A woman who answered the phone Saturday at Dove World Outreach CenterÂ 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?