MORE ABOUT REVEREND CREIGHTON LOVELACE
Chances are you saw this photo and story yesterday (perhaps via Atrios or Drudge):
A sign in front of Danieltown Baptist Church, located at 2361 U.S. 221 south reads "The Koran needs to be flushed," and the Rev. Creighton Lovelace, pastor of the church, is not apologizing for the display.
"I believe that it is a statement supporting the word of God and that it (the Bible) is above all and that any other religious book that does not teach Christ as savior and lord as the 66 books of the Bible teaches it, is wrong," said Lovelace. "I knew that whenever we decided to put that sign up that there would be people who wouldn't agree with it, and there would be some that would, and so we just have to stand up for what's right." ...
Thought you might be interested to learn that when the Rev isn't posting signs like this, he's arguing that North Carolina might need to re-fight the Civil War and secede from the Union:
Sign a Petition
Allow North Carolina Constitutional Amendment (Art. I; Sect. 4)
To all concerned: Many doubt the legality of secession, but I affirm it is Constitutional. I am not urging secession; I am on the other hand asking for North Carolina to be prepared for the worst.... I ask you to ponder then: What if 10 years into the future the US accepts Homosexual Unions, and abolishes the churches and attacks the beloved Christian principles of this Nation? We are trapped by our own Constitution, which in 1868 was adopted under bayonet point by the Unionist Carpetbaggers and Reconstructionists. If our nation continues in these roads then it will fall. I for one do not wish to see this great and proud nation fall. But if we Christians do not Stand Up for Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Our Savior, then we ALL will fall. I ask that we, the State of North Carolina educate our children about the truth of our Confederate Heritage and Symbols, and of our Christian Faith, Beliefs, and Heritage....
That's when he's not trying to get pro-Confederate flag resolutions passed as president of a regional chapter of the pro-secessionist League of the South.
That's when he's not acting as the North Carolina state coordinator for the campaign within the Southern Baptist Conference to urge all Baptists to remove their kids from public schools.
More of his thoughts:
"Why have we let the heathen, Satanic-siding, evil, corrupted, US Government raise our children to hate their roots and heritage, to teach them to say no instead of ain't, to not pray, to not 'offend' others and be politically correct? Why have we stopped disciplining our children in fear of the Federal Governmental agencies? Why have we abandoned Christ and His Church? Why have we allowed outsiders to 'invade' the Southland and tell us what to do?"
In this speech he insists he's a friend to black people, despite his love for the Confederacy:
To this Pastor Thieme exclaimed: "Why do you think the Confederacy fought so hard? To preserve Slavery? NO! There was a principal of freedom that died at Appomattox – States Rights." That's what our ancestors were fighting for. All the Confederates ever wished was to continue the Constitutional form of government, which our 1776 ancestors bequeathed to them (and us) in which the Federal government sought to destroy and deny.
But you can find him in the comments section of this white-supremacist Web page responding to an article about the racial makeup of a popular TV show:
As for myself personally I found "Friends" degenerate. It never entered my mind that there were no negroes on Friends (or the Jetsons for that matter). This tells me that you must be on the OFFENSIVE and must be LOOKING for something to whine, mew, rabble and complain about. Some Negroes have bettered themselves, but many do not choose to do so. "Friends" has a loose system of morality thus I did not want to watch it. Even if the cast were all White. That being so does not conjure up Civil Rights but a place where these people stick together due to their own volitional choice. I notice that Negroes stick together in groups even though de-segregation has occurred. That may rabble about income-based housing, cheap places to live but it is a core of all civilized people: they WANT to be with their OWN kind. So the Intergration ploy was a rabble to produce America's Tower of Babel! I suppose I've said enough, and save the rest for Sunday...
There's your preacher.