An interfaith summit of Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders today responded to plans by a Florida church to burn Qurans on 9/11 by condemning “outright bigotry” that they said undermined religious freedom in America.
Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, in Gainesville, Fla., that is planning the event, says he will go ahead with it, despite a warning from Gen. David Petraeus, top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, that it could endanger U.S. troops.
“We are definitely weighing the situation,” Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., tells CNN today. “We are weighing the thing we are about to do, what it possibly could cause, what is our actual message, what we are trying to get across. How important is that now.”