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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.

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  1. 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

    Guess what troll, the South doesn't have a rich history of wealthy, white men being hung from trees on a whim - the same can't be said for black folks. Face it, your boy Bush was a racist and your noose didn't fall far from the tree. Run along now, I'm sure bedtime meds are ready to be dispensed.

    Posted by: Tadpolicus Wex | Jun 8, 2012 8:27:37 PM

  2. Why isn't the secret service visiting the guy and confiscating his "artwork"? OK, the official answer is no doubt "free speech", but then what are we to make about stories like the following that appeared in the press during the Bush administration? (which describes how the Secret Service confiscated a high school students' rather innocuous poster made as part of a class assignment about dissent)

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 8, 2012 8:28:57 PM

  3. And another things, gays are being hung by proxy via the use of our pride flag - that should trump any political ideology.

    Posted by: Tadpolicus Wex | Jun 8, 2012 8:30:29 PM

  4. "Why isn't the secret service visiting the guy?"

    Who says they're not? It seems obvious to me...but maybe you missed the word "Secret" in their title.

    Posted by: alex | Jun 8, 2012 8:51:31 PM

  5. Terry Jones: proving that trolls just aren't on the internet. He has about much shock value as a Marilyn Manson video. Maybe he should blow that kid with radio show and leave the rest of the world alone.

    Posted by: Kevin | Jun 8, 2012 9:00:42 PM

  6. @ Autarchic. "poor, brown, skinned women" is a perfect term for what these "white" parishoners believe is the problem with america. These types are decidedly xenophobic and think the caucasan race is at risk from hoards of the "other".

    In the 80's it was the "cadillac welfare moms" with visions of african american women pumping out child after child so their welfare checks would increase. Now its illegal immigration with anchor babies or the "homosexual agenda". This is the Right's thinly cloaked race/gay baiting.

    If you will kindly look at the effigy in question. You will notice there is a man of african decent being hanged and he is holding a caucasian infant that is believed to have been killed due to his support of abortion.

    In the effigy there is also a multicolored flag which used to represent the rainbow coalition but now basically represents gay rights.

    If I wanted to create an example of ignorant, white bigotry and fear of plurality, I could not have done a better job than what this church created for their lawn.

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Jun 8, 2012 9:01:49 PM

  7. White gays always talk about blacks being homophobic, yet the majority of them are actually white.

    Posted by: Freak | Jun 8, 2012 9:08:21 PM

  8. I am sure the Secret Service and FBI are on top of this. It is likely, they are keeping a low profile so they don't inflame the situation or come off as heavy handed.

    Posted by: Angela Channing | Jun 8, 2012 9:36:01 PM

  9. @stevenelliot - well said sir. That picture sickens me. Dear Universe: Can we please skip ahead to a time when this is all just a shameful note in the history books? Thanks.

    Posted by: Spider3tattoo | Jun 8, 2012 9:59:28 PM

  10. I am of the opinion that they need to be ignored. These stunts reek of desperation. Let the crazy train jump the tracks. It's gonna be a fkd up summer!

    Posted by: AJ | Jun 8, 2012 10:25:27 PM

  11. And the Secret Service should be right on top of this. FBI too.
    Threats against the President.

    Posted by: Mikey M | Jun 8, 2012 10:25:42 PM

  12. @Garth
    The only ones to blame for evil acts are the ones who commit them. Take your victim blaming BS somewhere else.

    Posted by: Anon | Jun 8, 2012 10:50:29 PM

  13. I still say let a lion loose in the church and we'll see how "christian" they are.

    Posted by: Macmantoo | Jun 8, 2012 11:18:45 PM

  14. Throw this motherf*cker oxygen thief in jail already... NO MORE EXCUSES!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Jun 8, 2012 11:22:49 PM

  15. secret service is probably already on the way

    Posted by: say what | Jun 8, 2012 11:43:17 PM

  16. There are some things that just aught to have a aw against them. There are some lines that just should not be crossed. He can say it isn't a death threat but it is clear enough just what it is. And it is certainly provocative. I wouldn't even have done this to W.

    Posted by: J. Leo | Jun 9, 2012 12:20:37 AM

  17. To Inside - And you are saying this makes it right?

    Posted by: J. Leo | Jun 9, 2012 12:24:23 AM

  18. @Garth - No it was not sleeping while we were dancing at the disco. Perhaps you are not old enough to remember the police raids on the discos. Or days of entrapment that they got away with while innocent gay men went to jail.
    Perhaps you don't know about the many men who were blackmailed for being gay. It was never sleeping. It just didn't get any press because we didn't matter.

    Posted by: J. Leo | Jun 9, 2012 12:35:04 AM

  19. It must be awful to have a life filled with fear...I'm afraid of homosexuals, I'm afraid of blacks, the Chinese are stealing our goods, the Iranians want to nuke us, the Mexicans are invading our southern states and taking our health care and education, Oh...of course the women and lesbians are killing "our" babies, the Europeans are commies and the Canadians are liberal maniacs. Chicken little had nothing on these poor fools.

    Posted by: Rick's daddy... | Jun 9, 2012 12:42:28 AM

  20. This kind of thinking can't be allowed to become normalized. The secret service should be all up in his business.

    Posted by: Mike B. | Jun 9, 2012 1:12:17 AM

  21. Regarding Alex's comment, where he assumed the Secret Service keeps all its agents incognito: that is not the case when they come knocking on the door to question someone. Also, it is customary to reply to a full sentence, which in this case mentioned confiscating the preacher's "artwork", which was not done - if it had been done, it wouldn't have been in a picture.

    The point, of course, was the double standard - how political attacks on the president were handled when Bush was president versus how they are being handled during Obama's presidency.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 9, 2012 1:20:50 AM

  22. He's just upset because Obama is on top and so are gays. Same Sex Marriage and relationships are growing whether they like it or not.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jun 9, 2012 1:24:55 AM

  23. This is Christianity? Only in America!

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 9, 2012 1:59:22 AM

  24. Socially conservative, fundamentalist pastors are egocentric folks with some pretty strange ways of promoting their beliefs...But this guy is clearly a complete lunatic. Very entertaining.

    Posted by: Joe in CT | Jun 9, 2012 2:30:29 AM

  25. Honestly, isn't it time to start taxing the church!

    Posted by: Oliver | Jun 9, 2012 3:03:13 AM

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