An ironically-named church near Gainesville still plans to burn the Quran despite being denied a permit by the city.
The Gainesville church, the Dove World Outreach Center, has a history of inflammatory comments and campaigns against Islam and remained defiant despite the burn permit denial.
In an e-mail sent out Wednesday, the church said, “City of Gainesville denies burn permit – BUT WE WILL STILL BURN KORANS.”
The Dove World Outreach Center is promoting the event through its website and social networking sites like Facebook. The burning of the Islamic holy text is set to be carried out on the center’s grounds.
Hey, Dove World Outreach: Fred Phelps called. He wants his shtick back.