Florida pastor’s daughter says “he needs help”

The estranged daughter of Terry Jones, the U.S. pastor who has threatened to burn copies of the Koran, believes he has gone mad and needs help, she said in a German media interview conducted on Friday, Reuters reports.

She described how a Christian community her father spent years building in Cologne, Germany was at first Bible-orientated but later changed. After leaving the community aged 17, Emma Jones said she returned in 2005 to find it had become sect-like.

“I saw that my father preached and did things that I didn’t find biblical at all. He demanded total allegiance to himself and his second wife,” she said. His first wife, her mother, died in 1996.

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“That was real religious delusion I saw,” she added. “Typical evidence of a sect.”

Emma Jones said the community kicked out her father in 2008, when he returned to the United States.


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