Just when you thought the sad saga of Quran-burning Florida pastor Terry Jones couldn't get more absurd...
According to Southfield, Michigan police, Jones' .40-caliber handgun fired accidentally as he was leaving a television studio there on Thursday night. This is presumably the same handgun he said he intended to bring to his planned anti-sharia law protest in Dearborn, Michigan on Friday, though he's said he's come to Dearborn "totally in peace."
Police told The Detroit Free Press that Jones was getting into the passenger side of his car at 11:10 p.m. Thursday night, after an interview at the TV station, when the gun went off, putting a bullet into the floorboard.
And yeah, he's protesting Sharia law in Michigan. Heh, heh. Honestly, can these people get any dumber?
Here's what the Dearborn, Michigan, mayor said about it:
If Dearborn practiced Sharia law, would we have three adult entertainment bars and more alcohol-licensed bars and restaurants per capita than most other cities?
Of course, it's our constitutional guarantee of the separation of church and state that ensures we can't be governed by Sharia law, even if Muslim Americans were more than an infinitesimal fraction of the population.
Oh, yeah, these right-wing Christian loons don't like the separation of church and state, do they? They want a theocracy, just like in Iran or Saudi Arabia, but they want it under the control of a different religion.
So which is it to be, Catholic or Protestant? And if Protestant, which sect? I'm sure all Christians will be able to agree on that, huh?
Yes, if these right-wing religious nuts ever do succeed in overturning our Constitution,... welcome to Baghdad!