October 16th, 2010
02:44 PM ET

Controversial pastor gets free car for not burning Quran

The Rev. Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who caused a firestorm last month when he came close to staging a public Quran burning, is getting a new car courtesy of a New Jersey dealership.

In the run-up to the planned book-burning, Brad Benson Hyundai in New Brunswick offered Jones a vehicle if the pastor backed down on his threat.

“We heard on the news that he was going to burn the Quran," Benson Hyundai general manager David Canton told CNN on Saturday.

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Filed under: Florida • Islam • New Jersey • Quran • United States

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  2. secondborn

    can i get a free car dedicated for pastors?

    November 24, 2011 at 10:09 am |
  3. SaryBasha

    but he burnt the quran today, its all on tape over at youtube.. does he have to give the car back???

    March 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
  4. jmerriam

    Brad Benson is a great, interesting guy. As a fellow Hyundai dealer, I really appreciate him jumping in to calm a crazy situation. Jill http://www.keycars.com

    March 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm |

    At least he has a car...this way he has a home that he can drink his whiskey in and be off the streets...but Im wondering how God will perceive him.......Im guessing NOT with open arms

    December 1, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
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