Barack Obama | Gay Marriage | Gay Pride | News | Terry Jones

Pastor Terry Jones Places Hanging Obama Effigy with Gay Pride Flag Outside Gainesville Church: VIDEO


Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones has placed an effigy of President Obama outside his church, the Dove World Outreach Center. Obama hangs by a noose and holds a Gay Pride flag in one hand and a doll in the other. Nearby are an American flag and an Uncle Sam figure.

The words “Obama is Killing America” are written on a trailer nearby.

Jones did an interview with the HuffPost in which he explained the symbolism:

Jones said the flag was meant to call attention to Obama's stance on same-sex marriage and that the baby doll is there because the president is "favorable toward abortion."

Jones also said that radical Islam is "the most dangerous threat to life and national security in America."

He told a local news station: "It's very clearly not a death threat. It is to represent that he is to...let's say...die politically, if you want to put it like that.

Watch TV20's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

Feed This post's comment feed


  1. It sure looks like death threat to me. They should have locked up this maniac long ago.

    Posted by: russ | Jun 8, 2012 6:51:11 PM

  2. For every good Pastor, like Pastor Frederick Haynes that was discussed earlier, there's 10 more like this guy. An effigy of the President SHOULD land this guy in jail. It won't. It's free (hate) speech.

    Maybe someone should send his congregation some bath salts. Let God sort it out.

    Posted by: Rik Newby | Jun 8, 2012 6:52:01 PM

  3. This man is dangerous. I am sure the feds are keeping an eye on him by now, bugging his phone, etc. If they let it go he could become another Waco wacko.

    Posted by: Reppin2 | Jun 8, 2012 6:52:53 PM

  4. I am not really clear on why the far right religious nuts are so against abortion. Lets see here....If one makes abortion basically illegal far all intents and purposes.....Thats just stopping poor (mostly brown skinned) females from accessing the proceedure. The rich women will just fly off to canada or europe and get it done anyway. So this leaves a plethora of poor brown skinned women producing more poor blown skinned children. Thats really something rich old white people and their enablers dont really want more of.....make sense?

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Jun 8, 2012 6:54:34 PM

  5. how... how is this not a death threat?! not to mention disgustingly racist, and probably qualified as hate speech? or a hate... demonstration?

    Posted by: Brad | Jun 8, 2012 6:59:24 PM

  6. His attendance on Sunday must be down.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jun 8, 2012 6:59:37 PM

  7. and further more it would make our collective heads spin as to how fast the Tammy-Sue's of this country would "get the hook" if there was a genetic test for homosexuality.....and pastor Terry would be right there to assist in the hatchet job.

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Jun 8, 2012 7:00:11 PM

  8. he says hanging a black man from a noose isn't racist...??

    Posted by: billion | Jun 8, 2012 7:04:41 PM

  9. Gainesville, FL is a solidly Democratic, tolerant, and liberal college town. No one respects this man. He's taken on our out gay Mayor several times and lost badly.

    Posted by: Dawson James | Jun 8, 2012 7:10:26 PM

  10. Bush was hanged in effigy in just about every anti-war protest in the past. There was a movie made about his assassination, and protests regularly featured signs/t-shirts saying "kill Bush."

    This has not risen to what was done in the past to Bush in past protests.

    Posted by: Inside | Jun 8, 2012 7:11:17 PM

  11. And this is happening at a place called the "Dove World Outreach Center." Sounds really peaceful, until you get to the hanging effigies from a noose part... o_O

    Posted by: Mikey | Jun 8, 2012 7:11:20 PM

  12. Ignore him please. Giving him media coverage is what he wants. He speaks for no one but his inbred followers.

    Posted by: B-rod | Jun 8, 2012 7:11:58 PM

  13. This kind of sick behavior has gotten out of hand. Leaders of the Christian Right need to come out and denounce stunts like this. Not only is this effigy a totally twisted thing to do, but it hurts the image of social conservatives, most of whom would never do a thing like this. The Right, as well as the Left, has to worry about being mistakenly linked with destructive and evil people. I hope Sasha and Malia never see this. The poor kids might get nightmares.

    Posted by: Mary | Jun 8, 2012 7:12:34 PM

  14. Now that is retro cool. So home made and sincere. Gay marriage proponents need to see this kind of thing. Sometimes the opposition can resemble a school project. This is a symbol of just how crazy it could get. Of course you think you'll all just marry, adopt kids and go to JCPenney. What will you do when you find out every JCPenney in a 300 mile radius has been burned down. This brings out the crazy in people. Actually YOU brought it out. It was sleeping when we were dancing at the disco,

    Posted by: Garth | Jun 8, 2012 7:17:48 PM

  15. @STEVENELLIOTT To the oligarchy those poor, brown people are workers, consumers, and cannon fodder.

    Posted by: John | Jun 8, 2012 7:18:01 PM

  16. The Secret Service should go after this guy. His symbolic speech is threatening the POTUS with death.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 8, 2012 7:19:32 PM

  17. The best thing you can do to these kind of people is completely ignore them. They're just looking for attention.

    Don't give it to them.

    Posted by: daws | Jun 8, 2012 7:36:20 PM

    "poor brown skinned women"..??!!

    Incredibly poor choice of example. Poverty is, decidedly, colour-blind.

    I'm kinda stunned to have read that on here, of all places.

    Posted by: Autarchic | Jun 8, 2012 7:50:10 PM

  19. Who says the KKK is not alive and well in the South? This is the exact same thing they used to do to uppity ni***rs in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and so on.

    Posted by: Kyle M. Sullivan | Jun 8, 2012 7:50:17 PM

  20. No, do not ignore them. There is a rising chatter in the right wing media and communities for some kind of "violent response". These calls have been getting louder and bolder and are only being encouraged by Romney's silence.

    Posted by: percy | Jun 8, 2012 7:50:21 PM

  21. allahassee, Florida - 10 News has learned of allegations of homosexual affairs, a governor trying to kiss another man, and drunken escapades by former Governor Charlie Crist.

    These allegations come in the form of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Investigative Report in the Republican Party Chair Jim Greer saga.

    Jim Greer is facing criminal charges and is set to go to trial on July 30 for allegedly paying himself to raise money for the Republican Party of Florida. Greer maintains that former Governor Charlie Crist approved the deal.

    Now, discovery documents released point to allegations that as Governor, Crist paid two men to leave the state to hide his homosexuality and that he was a drunk and a liar.

    Posted by: Javier | Jun 8, 2012 7:51:18 PM

  22. It very clearly IS a death threat. Where is the Secret Service?

    Posted by: Artie in Lauderdale | Jun 8, 2012 7:56:25 PM

  23. It very clearly IS a death threat. Where is the Secret Service.

    Posted by: Artie in Lauderdale | Jun 8, 2012 7:57:44 PM

  24. At some point you kind of loose the shock value, Terri. It's like Charles Manson putting a swastika on his forehead... I mean, at that point, who cares?


    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Jun 8, 2012 8:06:33 PM

  25. Dear Inside, this and the birther crap is just as bad as what was done to Bush. The only difference here is that for some reason the mainstream media has no problem giving these idiots and bigots a national platform and the attention that they crave. The media didn't give the idiots who came out against Bush validity by paying attention to them.

    Posted by: cadence | Jun 8, 2012 8:17:46 PM

  26. 1 2 3 4 »

Post a comment


« «The OXD Mirror: New Music for 6.08.12« «