Friday, October 16, 2009

North Carolina Church BBQ.

Is there any food that says "Down Home America" more than good, old fashioned BBQ? Golly, if there is, I sure can't think what it'd be.

Yes, everyone loves BBQ, though there's some friendly disagreement as to what makes the best BBQ. While many prefer beef or chicken, quite a few folks say, "If it ain't pork - it ain't BBQ".

Some argue that it's all in the sauce, while an equal number believe it's the smoke that makes the difference.

BBQ aficionados can't even agree on which particular wood makes for the best smoke; some pick hickory, while others believe mesquite can't be beat. However, it seems that in small town, Canton, North Carolina, the 14 members of Amazing Grace Baptist church prefer the smell of burning paper for their upcoming Halloween BBQ.

And not just any paper, but, more specifically, the smell of smoke coming from burning books is what they like. And not just any book, mind you. They'll be burning books by Christian writers they deem heretical - as well as any Bible other than the King James Version (KJV).

Of course, that means the Catholic Bible will be burned - along with Protestant versions such as the New International Version (NIV), the Revised Standard Version (RSV) and the New King James Version (NKJV).

Along with copies of these Bibles, books by Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Jimmy Swagart, Mother Teresa and the Pope (to name just a few) will be tossed into the fire as well.

The video report below does not mention the burning of witches; perhaps the smell would be too off-putting for good BBQ.

The video and this news source mention a church website - As of the time of this writing, the website has been suspended.


LarryD said...

Not all that environmentally friendly, are they?

Will Johnston said...

Beef is really iffy. You've pretty much got to stick with pork or chicken.