During the long Labor Day weekend I had some extra time on my hands, so I looked at the religion section of the Houston Chronicle. One particular article that grabbed my attention was entitled, “Religious leaders decry plans for Quran burning.” This article reported on an interfaith symposium held at the Baitus Samee Mosque in northwest Houston.
If you are not aware of the situation, a church in Gainesville, Florida is planning a “Burn a Quran Day” on Sept. 11 at their church property. Of course, I wasn’t shocked to read that Muslim leaders were not pleased with the burning of their book anymore than I believe a Christian would approve of the burning of the Bible. I read the article because I was interested in the response of “religious leaders” and I was especially interested in the response of the Christian “leader.”