Pastor Wins Car For Not Burning Quran
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A New Jersey car dealer plans to keep his word after offering Florida pastor Terry Jones a new car if he promised to not burn a Quran.
Car dealer Brad Benson made the offer in one of his dealership's quirky radio ads, which focus more on current events than cars.
But he was surprised when a representative for Jones called to collect the 2011 Hyundai Accent, which retails for $14,200.
"They said unless I was doing false advertising, they would like to arrange to pick up the car," Benson recalled.
At first he thought it was a hoax, so Benson asked Jones to send in a copy of his driver's license. He did.
Jones, of Gainesville, Fla., did not burn a Quran on Sept. 11 this year as he had planned, but told The Associated Press on Thursday that the offer of a car was not the reason, saying he learned about the offer a few weeks later.
He said he plans to donate the car to an organization that helps abused Muslim women.
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