‘Jesus is Muslim’ billboards stirring controversy among Christians

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Billboards appearing in several Ohio locations declaring “Jesus is Muslim” are stirring controversy.

Christian groups held a prayer vigil and rally opposing the message near one of the billboards in Columbus Saturday, according to The Christian Post.

“Although we support the Islamic community’s right to free speech, as well as their right to post messages on billboards, we do not support the hijacking of the name of Jesus Christ in their attempt to lure uninformed Christians into their religion,” head of the Christian ministry Pass the Salt, Dave Daubenmire, said in a statement issued through Christian Newswire prior to the rally.

“Jesus isn’t Muslim,” the Rev. Bill Dunfee, pastor of New Beginnings Ministries told The Columbus Dispatch. “To insinuate that he is, is a lie, an absurdity. Our motive is just simply to defend the church and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

The billboards are sponsored by Columbus-based group, “Ask a Muslim,” who are committed to educating people about Islam.

“We believe that clearing up the many misconceptions about Islam will make this world a better place,” the group’s website says. “A place with less violence and hatred, filled with mutual respect and understanding.”

The group’s website makes the case that Muslims are actually Christians, when taken to mean “someone following the teachings of Christ.”

“Muslims are following the teachings of Jesus, while most Christians have began to follow the Church – this is why the Quran needed to be revealed. (Holy Quran 9:31),” the website states, and suggests there is a connection between Jesus and Muhammad in the Bible.

Daubenmire disagrees, saying he finds the billboards’ messages “insensitive, dishonest and deserving of a response from concerned Christians.”

“Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and resurrected over 600 years before the birth of Mohammed,” he said. “Although Islam honors Jesus as a prophet, they do not believe that He is the risen Son of God.”

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  • Kimber_TLE

    Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and resurrected over 600 years before the birth of Mohammed

    Cart ◄= Horse

  • ketahburat

    If that is what the Muslim believes, then let them. That is just a billboard for Christ sake. Put up your own billboard and declare “Mohammed is a Pedophile”. You need to fight fire with fire, ‘cos that is what these heathens knows. Why the crap are we giving attention to these bunch of ragheads?

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      That statement could draw in confused people. They could believe that lie.

      • ketahburat

        What lie, Pamela? Christians are being slaughtered in the middle east by these heathens and all you do is cowered and accommodate them. Fight them with the truth.

        • rhodes autry

          I would think that Pam KCL is talking about the statement on the billboard

      • BlackJack007

        “Confused” people believe any variety of lies–if they choose confusion over clarity, they deserve to be deceived.

    • tim

      It’s appalling to find your brand of ignorance on a Christian website. It is not, nor has it ever been, the teaching of Christ to ‘ fight fire with fire ‘

      • Anthony

        Last I checked Bizpac said Republican and Conservative News Media, Blog, Newspaper. I’ve known plenty of conservatives that were atheists.

      • ketahburat

        Tim, look in the mirror when you call someone ignorant. Did you vote for Obama 2x?

      • Bonnie

        I believe He took a whip to the money changers and we know everything that came out of His mouth was not meek. In the Word He is from Genesis to Revelation and it was never about laying down and letting evil stomp us into the ground. It isn’t easy being a Christian but He expects us to make a stand.

    • M Lliteras

      We have to bring attention to these animals or we’ll wake up one day and be like England. He’ll look at Minnesota and Michigan.

    • Amy LaViolette

      Can’t, you’d be arrested AND convicted of a hate crime, you can bet your sweet bottom on that fact ;)

      • ketahburat

        Hate crime??? for telling the truth. Please tell me the hate crime that I am guilty off. Mohammed is a pedophile…You can google that and find out for yourself. And I supposed you voted for Obama 2x, right?
        http://www.muslimfact.com/bm/who-was-muhammad-mohammed-mohamet/was-mohammed-a-pedophile-or-jerry-vines-a-hater.shtml

        • Bonnie

          The nasty comment to Amy LaViolette is just that nasty for no reason. She is simply stating a fact, now I happen to agree with standing up and fighting back, kicking them out of our country etc. because I also like you know their agenda, but I get tired of people just jumping to conclusions about people they don’t even know when they are making innocent but truthful comments. And you can bet your sweet life I never voted for the traitor in chief!

          • ketahburat

            OK, Bonnie, maybe I am getting old or dumb. But where is the nasty comment I made? Are you referring to my question about voting 2x for Obama? Condescending, maybe, but nasty, NO!!!
            I asked that question because I do not want to waste my/her time in discussing about the danger of islam. That is just like the situation about Obama on his second run for the US president. Those people who voted 2x for Obama had already made up their mind and no amount of discussion will ever change their mind.

            I’m not even sure if Amy LaViolette was stating a fact. It was a posted as a question, yet the statement ended with a comma. Maybe she need to know the definition of a Hate Crime, coz I’m pretty sure calling Mohammed a Pedophile is not a Hate Crime.

          • Bonnie

            Telling the truth is not a hate crime in my book either when it comes to something as evil as this. If I misunderstood her comment then I am sorry, I assumed she was stating a fact, considering what the liberal agenda has done to our country. Could be that I find voting for BO so offensive I wouldn’t want anyone to even assume I voted for him. After reading Amy’s comments, I apologize to you.

          • Dave Wilson

            yes I agree kick them out right along with all the other Abrahamic faith followers, like christians and jews. they all hate (see above these comments)

          • Bonnie

            Not too many Jews or Christians raping and murdering children, beheading and acid throwing, beating wives and blaming women for getting raped, Islam isn’t even a religion it is an ideology. You don’t seem to be aware of what is happening in Europe or America with the moslem agenda and as long as there are people like you who have their head in the sand it will continue to grow even worse until there is no turning back for us and sadly then all the liberals will realize the truth.

        • Amy LaViolette

          Ah, no…wrong friend ;) and hello? Leftist looney toons call for hate crime if a Conservative even SNEEZES at a liberal, what makes you think you’d be spared their hatred? Know who you’re talking to friend before you shoot off your mouth and make an ass out of yourself. It’s always the big mouths who are the first to cave and first to cry, you don’t want to be one of those. ;) Just sayin…

          • ketahburat

            Hello Amy…Did you read the definition of a Hate Crime? What is a crime? I’m willing to learn and change my way of thinking if I am found to be mistaken. Can you admit that to yourself? So if I said Obama is a racist, is that a crime? How about when Bonnie from earlier comment stated that Obama is a traitor in chief, is that consider a crime? How about calling Obama is a liar in chief, is that also a crime? I’m sorry if I sound condescending to you, but I just don’t know what else to tell you. I stated Mohammed is a Pedophile and if you believed that as a Hate Crime, so be it. I have nothing more to tell you.

          • Amy LaViolette

            Hello fake picture and fake name, Did you ever read the Constitution? The leftist don’t follow THAT either when it comes to conservatives. YOU just don’t get it ;) be my guest, be the first to test the waters so you can beat your chest and see who’s penis falls the farthest. It will get you no where and will prove nothing. As I said, YOU who bleat the loudest and bloviate the most is what kills our cause because you are really a coward and spew under a fake name and fake picture, acting the SAME way an elitist douchebag would from the left. So, you’re a troll, nothing more to be said here.

    • Linda

      Amen!

    • Fair Speech

      Put up a Billboard displaying ” QURAN IS CORRUPTED”

  • http://rumcrook.wordpress.com/ rumcrook™

    the more important point missed by all is the exclamation by the muslims who put up this billboard that they (Muslims) are following the teachings of Jesus. this is a diabolical lie. they stone people to death, they do not in any fashion love their neighbor as themselves, and they have religiously institutionalized murder of those who refuse to follow mohamid, based on the words of mohamid himself. jesus did not extoll his followers to commit murder or stone women to death and actually stopped a stoning. so islam is a retrograde violent evil religion filled with hate that is an evil mirror image of christianity. no they know they do not in any way follow the teachings of jesus.

  • Noah Dawson

    Muslims know that Jesus lived and died so they try and use Jesus to bring credibility to their false religion. They try and turn Jesus into just a man to not only discredit Christianity but to also disrespect Jesus. Islam is the religion of Lucifer himself. Many people mistakenly believe its santanism but thats people making a religion to worship lucifer, not a religion by lucifer himself. Remember lucifer is the deceiver, allah states that he is the deceiver. Why would lucifer make a religion directly telling you who he is? He wouldnt, he would tell you that he is god while trying to discredit the one true God and he would tell you who he truly is to point out peoples stupidity.

    • Bonnie

      What they try to do is change history everywhere they go, To wipe out the truth and fill it with a lie.

  • Rob

    Here we go again . . . the PC crowd will see this as a non-issue. Can you imagine if the billboard said, “Muhammed is a Christian”? There would an immediate firestorm from the Muslim community and many on the left. This is a blatant attack on Christianity and there should be an immediate condemnation of this ridiculous and insensitive act. We better take America back folks or this will become the norm.

    • Abunchofbullshit

      You hit the nail on the head Rob about the hypocrisy of the PC crowd. As long as the Progressives rule they will keep filling our cities with people who don’t belong here because they have no desire to assimilate, just want money (and rights!) They are good at using our legal system against us, hell, they are trying to get muslim meals in the NYC school system; can you spell BALLS!

    • Eric G

      On the money! Too many apply the double standard when it comes to Muslims vs. Christians. Although I am not a Christian or Muslim, I see your point as the crux of the matter. The unfortunate truth is many are just plain afraid of putting up something that may/will offend Muslims. To me, that says more about that religion than any interpretation of the Qur’an or the Bible, either literally or otherwise. If a building is burning, people will most likely run from it, not jump into the flames.

    • Terry Poupart

      I don’t know if you meant ‘firestorm’ literally but you could have. If Christian’s had posted a sign that said “Muhammed is a Christian”, people would have died. The progressives on the left hate Islam as much as they hate Christianity but they are afraid of the ultra-violent death merchants of Islam. Christian’s on the other hand are easy targets with all that turning the other cheek stuff.

  • robbiedobbs

    Jesus Christ was a jew. even Mel Gibson knows that

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      I don’t think many real Christians would deny that. We follow the teachings of Christ. He is the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Old Testament. He was baptized by water emersion. Christians are baptized, too.

      • Anita Stover Blackmon

        People were being baptised by John in the Jordan before Jesus began His ministry. We sometimes seem to miss the point. After the death burial and resurrection people asked, what must I do to be saved??? The answer? IF YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH THE LORD JESUS AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD HAS RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD , YOU WILL BE SAVED.

        • robbiedobbs

          said the psycho brainwashed old hag

        • Pam

          Amen

      • robbiedobbs

        what exactly does putting water on your head do? what is the effect of putting water on your head, other than washing yourself?

  • dangerouspatriot

    It’s in the muslim/islam book that lying to achieve a purpose is allowed. They lie to snare people and a lot of people get snared by them, don’t be fooled, Jesus was most definitely Jewish.

  • Just my opinion.

    Just goes to show they are a mixed up bunch for sure. They are trying to push buttons to see just how far they can go.

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      The m*slims are instructed to lie to achieve their goals.

      • SusieQ

        Why shouldn’t they, it’s a way of life in our media today, backed by this in your face president and his lying administration.

        • Bonnie

          They were lying long before

          • SusieQ

            Yep. I cannot believe we have let his influence come into our lives after 9/1 and sit idly by.

          • Bonnie

            They come into our country, kill innocent people and now we not only cater to them we go out of our way to allow them in our churches, our government,have training areas here for a take over, and they have control of a town in Michigan and the police won’t even help our own citizens. We should have done what needed to be done when they killed our people over seas. The reason this is happening is that we did not raise up and stop it, we said nothing and we let those with the biggest mouths lead our country into ruin.

    • Bonnie

      This is more than pushing buttons, it is a planned takeover, and it is working, certainly in Europe, and how many Christians are fooled by the lies of the ‘palestinian’ in Israel. It is the heart of the moslem to kill the Jews and the Christians, they are evil, people need to face that and respond in kind.

  • Dorotha

    mohammed was a pedophile, a murdering warrior, a loon ..he is the one that wrote the quran telling the infidels have to be killed if the do not convert to islam JESUS did not teach this..and how can JESUS and the murderer be connected now mohammed did not walk this earth when JESUS did

    • robbiedobbs

      Umm, have you forgotten to read your history books? The crusades, the spanish inquisition, basically the middle ages. also, speaking of pedophiles, how many tens of thousands of pedophiles in the churches have Raped little boys, and then been protected by the church. too many.

  • John Midnite Mc Guire

    a place with less violence and hatred filled with respect , oh bull shat , I cant even finish this