a pastor say : spreading the church's message is more important than education !

@Gordano (792)
United States
August 27, 2009 12:14am CST
From CBS/AP A lawyer for a north Florida school district says a handful of students have been sent home from Alachua County schools this week for wearing shirts that read "Islam is of the Devil." School district staff attorney Tom Wittmer says the shirts might have offended or distracted others and violated the district's dress code. The shirts are connected to a local church called the Dove World Outreach Center. Church Senior Pastor Terry Jones tells The Gainesville Sun that spreading the church's message is more important than education. source: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/26/national/main5266776.shtml?tag=stack Do you agree with this Funny pastor and His LOL " church's message " ? is spreading the church's message is more important than education ? what do think ?
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@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
I think this is ridiculous concept of a pastor. Education is very important. His action was clearly a degrading attack to our Muslim brothers, it is really an irresponsible behavior.
• India
1 Sep 09
I think it’s the same way as saying that memorizing the Koran and Hadiths should be enough education for Muslims…so in a way this pastor is following the same blind and insular diktats of the mullahs whose religion he is supposed to be calling Devil! Absolutely preposterous and laughable…only cause of worry is that how the parents of the kids allowed them to wear such T-shirts! To me at least, I don’t need any law to send my son home and then try and understand what went wrong…it would be obvious to me the moment such T-shirts come to my home and I would never allow my child to wear such a T-shirt. I would also tell him how wrong such messages are.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Isn't the Church's message one of HATE????? Just what do you want to teach your children???
• Australia
27 Aug 09
"islam is of the devil" wow that's pretty funny. Well, I'm not christian myself, so I don't think spreading the church's message is important in the least, let alone comparable with education. I don't think it's right for kids to wear those shirts either though, I think it's nasty that some church guy wanted to use children to put down another religion like that. I don't like the way some religions force their ideas on children, so using them that way is very wrong in my eyes. And of course it might have upset other people- what about islamic children that may have gone to the school? It's good they were sent home.