Video: Pastor Terry Jones Hangs 'Dummy' of Pres. Obama in Noose

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In Gainesville, Florida, Pastor Terry Jones hung a dummy of President Obama in effegy as way to show how the President is supposedly "killing the country" (video below).

Jones last made headlines by threatening to burn a copy of the Koran, the holy book of the Islamic faith.

Jones claims to have received death threats and has been contacted twice by the Secret Service because of the hanging display at his church, the Dove World Outreach Center.

In an interview with the The Pulp, Jones said the hanging display was not racist, but rather "a symbolic action saying we do not, of course, want him reelected. It is death, of course, not to him. To his political career."

"We are not looking at him as a black man. He is not black; he is not white; he is the president of the United States. And the noose, of course, was to represent the death of his presidency and political career. Not at all to represent his race... His race has absolutely nothing to do with it."

Jones also told The Pulp that it was "definitely very possible" that he would be  running for president himself: "We definitely do have a lot of support, but... people think these type of methods are going a little bit too far, a little bit too intense. We chose those methods because they are the methods that we thought about, and we really felt a couple of these issues are so intense and so important that sometimes we do need a little bit of a shaking."


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