this is the article they had in the Edmonton Journal:
Burn-a-Qur'an pastor used flock as slaves, says ex-worshipper
The American pastor who has provoked international condemnation for plans to burn 200 copies of the Qur'an has been accused of using his own flock as slave labour in a furniture business.
A former worshipper said he worked 72 hours a week without pay for Terry Jones, who insists he will go ahead with the Qur'an burning to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Jones, pastor of the Dove World Church in Gainesville, Fla., runs an antique and used furniture business with his wife, Sylvia.
While the pastor moves between two homes -- a $300,000 US house in Slidell, La., and a holiday apartment in Tampa, Fla. -- his unpaid workers, motivated by their Christian beliefs, live in low-rent accommodation he owns.
Shane Butcher, who was expelled from the church for disobeying Jones, told the Gainesville Sun newspaper that he worked for the pastor's TS and Company for up 72 hours a week without pay and meals were provided from a "food bank."
Butcher said punishments for disobedience ranged from cleaning the barnacles off Jones's boat in Tampa, to carrying a life-size wooden cross or writing out all of Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible.
"We carried a card that said 'obedience is always blessed,' " he said.
Jennifer and Daniel Engel, a German couple, travelled to Gainesville on special visas hoping to do missionary work but quickly found themselves working in the furniture business.
Jennifer Engel said that when her husband decided to return to Germany, she was instructed by a senior pastor to divorce him. "The church totally ruled our lives, who can I marry, what can I do," she said.
Emma Jones, the pastor's daughter from his first marriage, has described her father's church as a "cult." She said last year, "They used mental violence. They'd say, 'If you're not obedient, God will punish you.' "
Police in Gainesville are braced for violence at Saturday's Qur'an burning after members of Jones' congregation threatened to take guns as a "precaution" against attacks from Muslims.
Wayne and Stephanie Sapp brandished handguns as they warned on Wednesday that they were ready to defend the book burning using force. "We believe strongly this is something God has called us to do," said Wayne Sapp. "We feel lives are in danger whether we do it or we don't do it. With the amount of threats we have received, we are taking precautions."
Jones himself confirmed that he had started wearing a .40-calibre pistol strapped to his hip.
Despite growing global criticism, Jones said, "We are still determined to do it. Instead of us backing down, maybe it's time to stand up. Maybe it's time to send a message to radical Islam."
Gainesville police voiced their concern over the prospect of an armed gathering. "Any time someone is carrying a firearm, even though it is permitted, it is a concern to us," said Cpl. Charon Senn, a spokesman.
Hillary Clinton, the U.S. secretary of state, added her voice to the condemnation, describing the burning as a "disrespectful, disgraceful act". The Vatican said it was "an outrageous and grave gesture against a book considered sacred by a religious community".
Afghan police have been placed on alert for the weekend after General David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said earlier this week that the book burning would endanger the lives of American troops fighting the Taliban.
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