Sonia Vannest, an independent Christian singer based in Florida is organizing a peaceful vigil outside the Gainesville, FL church which is slated to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11. You can read more about her event on Facebook where she is seeking to organize people to come and sit outside Dove World Outreach Center tomorrow 9/10/10.
Ms. Vannest wrote the following on her Facebook page (Login necessary):
Show up whenever you can, start praying, and stay as long as you can, all day if you can.
This is where the church is.
5805 Northwest 37th Street Gainesville, FL 32653 (352) 371-2487
Bring food and cases of water, shade/umbrellas, sunscreen, lawn chairs, etc. and positive "God is Love" signs and messages. We will pray in silence around the church.
Anyone in Central Florida area willing to go to the Dove World Outreach Center to protest in silence as Christians, in a peaceful way holding "God is Love" signs and PRAY for the church, please respond. Since they've disabled their website & all contact, this is the only way to counteract their destructive message with "God is love" & demonstrate true Christianity in silence - no shouting. This is not about reacting violently but showing the world true Christianity.
You can contact Sonia here (click the link): soniavmusic (at) yahoo (dot) com.
With the indecision of the Quran burning by the Dove World Outreach Center still in limbo, the Christian Counteraction Peaceful Prayer Vigil will continue but rescheduled for 9/11 beginning at 4:00pm in front of the Dove World Outreach Center.
5805 Northwest 37th Street Gainesville, FL 32653
Although there may be other groups present, the Prayer Vigil will be a silent, prayerful counteraction displaying reminders that God is Love on signs.
Plan on heavy traffic and parking issues. If you wish to find me, I will be holding a God is Love sign and probably wearing a LIVE LOVE LOUD tshirt.
Contact me if you still wish to attend and group together with me.
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About Dr. Warren Throckmorton
Warren Throckmorton, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychology and Fellow for Psychology and Public Policy at Grove City College (PA). He co-founded the Golden Rule Pledge which advocates bullying prevention in evangelical churches. His academic articles have been published by journals of the American Psychological Association and he is past president of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the author with fellow Grove City College professor, Michael Coulter, of the book, Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims About Our Third President. Over 200 newspapers have published his columns. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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