Fire department bars book-burning

Submitted by jen on Mon, 07/12/2004 - 20:48
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CNN.com has a story about the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Fire Department banning a planned book-burning by the Jesus Church.

"We don't want a situation where people are burning rubbish as a recreational fire," said Brad Brenneman, the fire department's district chief.

[Rev.] Breedlove said a city fire inspector suggested shredding the offending material, but Breedlove said that wouldn't seem biblical.
The new plan calls for members of the church to throw materials into garbage cans and then light candles to symbolically "burn" the material.