Pastor Terry Jones To Run For President, But Not On A “Burning Qurans” Platform

For the nine year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Pastor Terry Jones of Dove Outreach declared his intentions to burn a Quran at his “church” to commemorate the event.† The world reacted, from celebrities and politicians jumping in to dissuade him, to clashes of violence breaking out in the Middle East in protest.

Jones must be missing that type of attention.† A year later, he’s announcing his intention of running for President of the United States.

According to the Daily Caller, Jones’s political group Stand Up America announced his bid yesterday, with a seven point campaign platform. Among the issues Jones will run on?† Stopping government overspending and reducing military spending, balancing the budget, reducing bureaucracy and corporate taxes, and deporting “all illegals.”† “We must immediately begin the deportation of the 20 million illegal aliens living in our country.This would be an operation similar to what Eisenhower did to provide jobs for the soldiers who were coming home after the war. Also saving us 400 billion dollars per year.”

Jones doesn’t say whether he is running as a member of any particular party, but one can only hope its not as a Democrat, since anti-choice zealot Randall Terry, formerly of Operation Rescue, already claimed the “not a real candidate” mantle on that side so he can run graphic anti-abortion ads on television.

When they say the voters are looking for the next “Flavor of the Month,” I don’t think this is what they meant.


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Chuck D.
Chuck D.6 years ago

Can we say "publicity stunt"? No way Jones could emerge as a viable's just another way to keep his name in the spotlight.

Miranda Lyon
Miranda L6 years ago

I'd love to see candidates of intelligence representing all parties, but these folks just keep crawling out of the woodwork, and amazingly are taken seriously as candidates.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton6 years ago

It's REAL. The Republicans are getting more and more PSYCHO!! Isn't this SCAREY?
I'm starting to worry that America is going down. Countries all over the world are laughing
at us. It's embarrassing.

Lynn C.
Lynn C6 years ago

The more the merrier.

Nelson Petrie
Nelson Petrie6 years ago

God help America! Another mad man running for the post of the president. Haven't we got enough mad men like Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain etc for America's top post? I hope it's just one of his lousy gimmicks only and not the real thing.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton6 years ago

He's worthy to be locked up. But before he gets put away, I want him to burn some more "Quarans" whatever they are. And while he's at it he can burn some of those dusty old
BuyBulls that he uses to back up his excuses for GAY BASHING. I want to see a real

Some T.
Some T.6 years ago

Yawn. He is not worthy of so much attention.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton6 years ago

Oh, bullshit, they are trying to take over America. They are infiltrating other countries all around the world. Britain is having a huge problem and so are other European countries as well as Canada. I have a constitutional right to speak the truth. Who is it that "needs help" from the Muslim community?? I'm doing just fine without their "help". Are they helping you in some way? If you're on disability then you're cutting your own throat if you vote Republican. Republicans only care about rich people and are hell bent on getting rid of Social Security and YOUR DISABILITY. Romney said it's a PONZI scheme. Republicans HATE poor people, they call poor people LAZY and think YOU should GET A JOB. Vote Democrat. At least Obama won't cut your DISABILITY, I guarantee it.

Horsehockey Horace
Past Member 6 years ago

...I hear you,Steven B.! I have a slipped disc, prevents me from doing it...............for now!