Quran-Burning Pastor’s Daughter: “I Think He’s Gone Mad”
Emma Jones, the daughter of the pastor who is is not might be is not burning the Quran told the German magazine Speigel Online that her father “needs help” (via The Political Carnival). Jones, who is estranged from her dad, emailed him and urged him to “leave it be,” but he did not reply.
“My father is not one to give up,” said Emma Jones, 30. “As a daughter, I see the good-natured core inside him. But I think he needs help.”
“I think he has gone mad,” she added.
She described how a Christian community her father spent years building in Cologne, Germany was at first Bible-orientated but later changed. After leaving the community aged 17, Emma Jones said she returned in 2005 to find it had become sect-like.
“I saw that my father preached and did things that I didn’t find biblical at all. He demanded total allegiance to himself and his second wife,” she said. His first wife, her mother, died in 1996.
“That was real religious delusion I saw,” she added. “Typical evidence of a sect.”
Emma Jones said the community kicked out her father in 2008, when he returned to the United States.
“I really hope he comes to his senses,” she said.Click here for reuse options!
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