Michigan congressional leaders are speaking out against anti-Muslim events planned around the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“There is no place for hate in Metro Detroit, in Michigan or anywhere in the United States,” U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell and Andy Levin said in a statement condemning the events scheduled for Sept. 11-12 at Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church, northwest of Detroit.
“We implore the Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church to forgo the anti-Muslim events planned for next week and instead recognize America’s rich cultural and religious diversity as we reflect on one of the most painful days in our country’s history and heal from recent acts of white supremacist violence,” the lawmakers said.
“As people of faith, we ask Michiganders to unify in peace and celebrate our shared humanity to help prevent future acts of hatred.”
Pastor Donald McKay told Fox 2 News he’s a proud Islamophobe and he doesn’t hate Muslims, just their ideology. He argues Muslims are committed to overthrowing the United States and to world domination.
During the two-day “9/11 Forgotten” event at the church, Christian pastor and former Muslim Shahram Hadian will talk about “how he fled Iran with his family just before the Islamic revolution” and share his testimony of converting to Christianity, according to event information posted on the Truth In Love Project website.
He will “arm Christians to biblically share the gospel of Jesus Christ with Muslims” and “blow the lid off the lie that Islam is an Abrahamic faith,” according to the website. It’s billed as a talk about “how the interfaith movement is sabotaging America and the church.”
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SOURCE: Mlive, Ryan Stanton