A large mortgage taken out in 2006 on the Dove World Outreach property — the church at which Pastor Terry Jones threatened to burn a Koran — was mis-represented in the IRS Form 990 filed for that year. The executed mortgage agreement filed with the Alachua County Clerk of Court indicates the mortgage was for $285,000; a mortgage with the same agreement date with the same bank was reported on the Form 990 as being only for $113,885. This sizable disparity follows my investigation last week into a large number of real estate transactions centering on Terry Jones and Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida.
|By: Jim White Monday September 13, 2010 9:21 am|
|By: Jim White Thursday September 9, 2010 2:13 pm|
An article in Thursday’s Gainesville Sun states that Terry Jones (who just cancelled his planned burning of the Quran) owns a number of properties in the Gainesville area, but the article did not have financing information on the properties. I have searched the public records in Alachua County and found mortgage records that are a close match to the information the Sun produced on purchase records. In addition, I found mortgage records on the Dove World Outreach church property itself that show a large mortgage being taken out on the church property just 27 days before the first residential property was mortgaged in Jones’ name. These records create the impression that Jones used the mortgage of church property to fuel the purchase of a large amount of residential property in his own name.
|By: ACLU Thursday September 9, 2010 1:30 pm|
The Dove World’s religiously intolerant book-burning stunt should remind us that constitutional principles protecting their right to protest also protect everyone’s right to protest — including the Gainesville community’s right to protest Dove World’s intolerance.
|By: Tracy Emblem Wednesday September 8, 2010 8:07 pm|
Discussion about the First Amendment and actions that provoke violence.
|By: sharonkelly Wednesday September 8, 2010 1:21 pm|
Opposition is mounting to the “Burn a Koran Day” scheduled for September 11th in Florida. General David Petraeus said it could harm our troops, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it unrepresentative of Americans. Attorney General Eric Holder called it “idiotic and dangerous,” and the Vatican has called the planned demonstration “outrageous and grave.”
|By: Jim White Wednesday September 8, 2010 10:02 am|
This service was held Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at noon in downtown Gainesville, Florida as a response to plans by Dove World Outreach Center to burn copies of the Quran on September 11.
|By: Jim White Wednesday September 8, 2010 8:34 am|
President Barack Obama faces pressure from a number of different directions as September 11 and the planned burning of the Quran at Dove World Outreach Center draw closer. It can be assured that no matter what response he chooses, that response will face strong opposition. Because many of his previous actions can be interpreted in terms of which fear controlled the response, it is informative to look at the pressures he will be facing in this situation and how fear when facing those same pressures has controlled his past behavior.
|By: Chuckie Corra Wednesday September 8, 2010 3:00 am|
Bring on the crazy! Ignorance towards Islam has reached a whole new level. Pastor Terry Jones of Dove World Outreach Center has set the bar to unbelievable heights with his “Qur’an Burning Party” proposal. A threat to National Security here and abroad.