Rev. Schenck made it clear he does not support Pastor Jones or his opinions on Islam, but he defends Jones' right to speak his mind, even if it is insulting to others.
Schenck continued, "It is sad and reprehensible for a Christian to mock and deride others as Terry Jones has done. Jesus taught that we are to treat our neighbors as we ourselves would be treated. Terry Jones doesn't want to be painted as a killer because certain Christians have killed in the name of Christ. For that reason, he should not paint all Muslims with a broad brush. Neither would he want his faith mocked or disparaged. By doing exactly that to Muslims, he violates the law of Christ. His actions are definitively un-Christian and maybe even anti-Christian. Nevertheless, he has an inherent right to air his opinions, regardless of how preposterous they may be."