Florida Pastor Hangs Obama In Effigy As Latest Hate-Filled Message

Remember Terry Jones’s Dove World Outreach Center with his penchant for burning Korans? He is now turning his hate-filled message of healing to people with an Obama effigy hanging from gallows in front of his church. For those who seem to embrace religion as an excuse to hate, it is the perfect recruitment message.

Jones also includes a rainbow-striped gay pride flag and an Uncle Sam dummy in his macabre display. A child’s doll hangs from the right hand of the Obama figure with words on a trailer reading “Obama is Killing America.”

Jones’ congregation has always had more press than members but it appears to be developing cult-like qualities. Its “Academy Rulebook” tells new members to cut off most contact with family members. That is the same complaint leveled against groups like Scientology (though I believe that is only an order to cut off members who question or criticize Scientology). In this case, the church demands separation, noting “Family occasions like wedding, funerals or Birthdays are no exception to this rule. No phone calls. Exceptions can be made under certain circumstances but only after receiving permission.”

Jones is reportedly now thinking of running for president. Having just made it through the Republican primary, he may find the following reaction when going door to door:

Source: Digital Journal as first seen on Reddit.

24 thoughts on “Florida Pastor Hangs Obama In Effigy As Latest Hate-Filled Message”

  1. We’re Rednecks, Rednecks,
    We dont know our ass from a hole in the ground,
    We’re Rednecks, Rednecks,
    We are keeping the n——s down.

    –Randy Newman??? Jerry Jeff Walker???

    Who wrote Rednecks?

    This preacher dont know his ass from a hole in the ground but we hope that his pediphile flock does.

  2. Does this Preacher Terry Jones have any relationship to the other Jones preacher named Jim?

  3. Michael Murray

    I do not know what arsphd is talking about. I think what you wrote is pretty cool.

    arsphd: Wha..? S’plain it to me.

  4. AY,
    Texas has its share of the nuts, too. 🙂
    This alleged man of God is a sorry excuse for a human being. frankly asked the right question, Who would Jesus hang? These so-called Christians have a non-Jesus view of Jesus.

  5. Anonymously Yours 1, June 12, 2012 at 9:54 am

    You’d think all the nuts live in Florida…..

    That state is a definite contender.

  6. The Dove World Outreach Center was founded in 1985 by Donald O. Northrup, his wife Delores,[6][7] and co-pastor Richard H. Wright.[8] The church was initially a branch of the now defunct Maranatha Campus Ministries. Northrup remained with Dove World from its inception until he died in 1996.[6] Dennis Watson then took over as pastor,[9] with Northrop’s wife, Dolores, continuing as Woman’s Pastor until 2004.[6] Between 2001 and 2008, Jones and his wife served as the part-time pastors of the Florida church, and as heads of a church in Cologne, Germany;[9] by 2004 they were senior part-time pastors of Dove World, shuttling back and forth to Germany.[10] Jones assumed full-time duties at Dove World in 2008 after his German church was closed. Delores Northrup subsequently left Dove World, telling a reporter who contacted her regarding Jones’ 2010 proposed Koran burning, “I was not happy with the program. I think this is completely wrong”.[7]

    — Wikipedia

    Something that’s been going on in the south for a while that isn’t adequately covered is the relationship between hate groups and the democratic organization of many southern churches.

    A hate group will fill the ranks of a church, vote out the leadership, install their own hate-monger at the head off the church, and take advantage of the church’s tax-exempt status to radicalize the members, and then send them out to “colonize” the next church.


  7. Michael,

    Now you mention “Family occasions like weddings, funerals or Birthdays are no exception to this rule.”

    He’s afraid that Obama will send drones after his flock.

    NSA might be keeping surveillance on church members. If they have intelligence that some family event is organised, they could assume that the member will be present at it. Additionally church-member friends might be along for the party.

    In these circumstances, I should have thought it would be the families shunning the church members rather than the other way around.

  8. What Dredd said. Hateful fundy preachers come in all sizes, shapes and flavors.

  9. This part caught my eye:

    “Family occasions like weddings, funerals or Birthdays are no exception to this rule.”

    For a minute there, I thought that perhaps the good preacher had taken religious objection to President Obama meeting every Tuesday with his super-secret Grim Reaper Group in order to decide on the arbitrary drone murder of anyone participating in, or in proximity to, such “signature” patterns of behavior — in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

    Then I remembered that this particular “man of the cloth” probably hated President Obama for not murdering enough Muslim attendees of weddings, funerals, or birthdays. Which thoughts led me to consider:

    “Felonious Military Age Muslims”

    You’ve reached the age of sixteen years
    Or maybe thirty-five
    This makes of you a “militant”
    So why are you alive?

    Our president can kill you now
    His list contains your name.
    Intended, or if by mistake,
    He’ll kill you just the same

    The bomb will kill the one it hits,
    As well as those nearby
    Who had no business being born
    Unless it was to die.

    A free-fire-zone we called this dodge,
    All over Vietnam,
    Which meant to shoot just anywhere.
    Who gives a bloody damn?

    Obama’s body counts reveal
    Upon his magic map
    Some “progress” after decades spent
    Repeating this same crap.

    But Democrats now think him “tough”
    And cheer at each new kill.
    Republicans, of course, do not,
    And never ever will.

    And so the country lurches right
    As scapegoat Muslims fall,
    And fascist brownshirts thrill to see
    Obama “standing tall.”

    Michael Murry, “The Misfortune Teller,” Copyright 2012

  10. I think the issue with fundamentalist of any hue is that they have a desperate need to hang on to whatever certainty they have adopted.

    All of us search for certainties, but many of us are able to adapt.

    I think the mark of any fundamentalist is a deep terror that the slightest hint of challenge to accepted certainty might open a crack that will result in collapse of the entire edifice.
    If they allow one change, where would it stop?

    Put a Christian and an Islamic fundamentalist into a room that contained a gun with a single bullet – and God.
    The fundamentalists would fight for possession of the gun. The winner would then shoot God.

  11. It always amazes me when fundamentalist Christian preachers appear in doctrinal accord with fundamentalist Islamic preachers.

    They have a lot of similar pet peeves.

  12. Jones must be trying for the Fred Phelps prize for hateful nutty preachers. Unfortunately, he has a lot of competition.

  13. Lmao. What a nutter. Does this reach a threshold where a judge might be able to justify placing him in a loony bin as a danger to others?

  14. WWJH – who would Jesus hang?
    Obviously the anti-Islam schtick was not getting him the attention he so deeply desires any more.

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