Posts Tagged ‘book burning’

Pentagon Observes Banned Books Week?

September 28, 2010

Pentagon Observes Banned Books Week?

In recognition of Banned Book Week, the Defense Department bought up nearly 10,000 copies of a memoir and destroyed them. The book, Operation Dark Heart, was written by former Defense Intelligence Agency officer Anthony A. Shaffer and covers his special operations experience in Afghanistan.

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Faith On Fire!

November 7, 2009

Faith on Fire!

Amazing Grace Baptist Church in North Carolina held its annual Bible Barbecue last week, on Halloween.

The Church believes that the 1611 King James Bible (commissioned by the bisexual British monarch) is the only true Scripture. Each year Amazing Grace collects and carbonizes copies of “perversions” like The Good News BIble, New Century Bible, Living Bible, Bible Tales for Tots and works by those heretics Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, James Dobson, and Mother Teresa.

Also incinerated: “Satan’s music such as country, rap , rock , pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz, soul, oldies but goldies, etc.” Presumably the music of John Dowland, William Byrd, Thomas Campion, John Bull, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Ravenscroft, and Sir William Leighton escaped the torch, as these gents flourished around 1611.

This year’s incendiary event was not open to the public or the media, so we do not know if toasting marshmallows and roasting weiners were part of the fiery festivities.

 

Image:  Florida Institute of Technology Evans Library “Banned Books” page 

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