About a month ago, I blogged about a "Halloween Hootenanny" which was to take place at the Amazing Grace Baptist Church down the road in Canton, NC. There was going to be fried chicken, and book-burning. Also burning of music: everything from rap to rock to country to contemporary Christian. Oh, yeah — they were going to burn non-Kings James versions of the Bible, too.
But when the big day came around, a combination of rain, protesters, and a state law against burning paper all conspired against them.
Here is actual video of the event:
Yup. No burning. Just throwing things in a white kitchen trash can purchased from Walmart.
Aren't you sorry you missed it now?
For their part, the Amazing Grace Baptist Church felt it all went just fine thankyouverymuch:
We wanted to say that the Book Burning was a great success[.] We wanted to thank all the Bible doubters who prayed for rain with us. All the protestors and media got wet; we were inside where it was nice and dry[.] We are not glad people got wet, we are glad that His Word was honored. Some have written praising God that he intervened and stopped the Book Burning because of the rain, protestors, and state laws about burning paper. Nothing was stopped. Our goal was to destroy garbage as noted below, and we did just that. We didn't care how it was destroyed; only that it was destroyed. These same people must have never heard about "Paper, Rock, & Scissors." Scissors cut paper, and paper tears real easy. We destroyed everything as planned. Praise God! God answered every prayer that everyone prayed, but they don't like the answer.