‘Burn a Quran’ church spewed ‘No Homo Mayor’ vitriol in April

Despite warnings that burning the Quran could endanger the lives of U.S. troops, Dove World’s Pastor Terry Jones intends to do it anyway.

The action has been decried by General Petraeus, the Obama administration and local leaders:

Local leaders, including University of Florida President Bernard Machen and Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe (who Dove World has targeted because he is gay), along with an interfaith group, have uniformly spoken out against Jones’ plans. They say burning a Quran would put residents’ lives in danger, including the 90,000 people expected to attend Saturday’s football game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium between UF and the University of South Florida.

Yes, Gainesville has a gay mayor. And, Dove World has been vicious to him.

Here’s a report from On Top Magazine after won:

The campaign was long and turned ugly when Lowe opponents attacked his sexual orientation.

A sign that said “No Homo Mayor” was posted on the property of the Dove World Outreach Center and attracted national attention. One of its pastors, Wayne Sapp, went further, uploading several videos online in which he attacked Lowe.

“Here is Gainesville, they’re getting ready to have a runoff election between two candidates and one of them is openly a homo, gay, fag – whatever you want to call him, I don’t care,” Sapp says in one of the videos. “Bottom line is we cannot afford a homo mayor.”

“We got one running for mayor of Gainesville, trying to convert Gainesville into Homoville,” Sapp adds. “We can’t have it.”

Gays, Muslims. Dove just needs people to hate — for the Lord, of course.

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