What!?! Burning bibles in the South? Who would do such a sacrilegious thing? Baptist Preacher Marc Grizzard, that's who.
Here is a photo of Grizzard from his very own facebook page.
|Very Subtle Mr. Grizzard|
The sign outside Grizzard's church always had something interesting plastered on it.
Grizzard later decided that he would not be deterred by mortal fireman. Grizzard announced that the Bible Burning was back on, however he forbid any non members from attending.
This is possibly the first time in history Christians have told people to not come to church. Of course I had to show up just to see the fireworks.
Protestors showed up and declared they were against book burning.
It was pouring rain. The irony was not lost on anyone, except for maybe Grizzard, who never made an appearance. The owners of a neighboring business let people in to try to hear Grizzard through the wall. All that could be heard was garbled fire and brimstone.
Of course the real crazy did not start until a Nazi showed up.
It turns out that he wasn't a real Nazi, but rather making a statement. Never the less, it sure kicked up the circus-like atmosphere.
No one knows if any actual Bible's were burned, there was a rumor that they were shredded instead to keep with local fire code.
Grizzard faded into obscurity, appearing occasionally to post something really mean and crazy on his beloved sign.
I actually met Grizzard at one point, as he gave me a free CD of self recorded gospel songs at the county fair, but I didn't realize it was him. I never actually listened to the CD.
Sadly, now Grizzard's church is closed and is replaced by Sassy Girl's Sweepstakes
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