Remember the birther infomercial, produced by LivePrayer.com, that asked viewers for $30 for a “got a birth certificate?” bumper sticker?
The man behind it, Bill Keller, is now railing against the Islamic center planned for lower Manhattan. He says he’ll be holding Sunday services from a room at the Marriott across from Ground Zero every weekend until he can find a permanent spot for his “9/11 Christian Center.”
“The center is there to bring hope and to help people,” Keller, who lives in Florida, told the New York Daily News. “It’s not designed to be a place where we preach against Islam, although we will preach against Islam and Mormonism and any other false religion.”
“Islam is a religion of hate, violence and death,” he went on. “You can candy-coat it as the religion of peace, but when you boil it down, every time you see a potential terrorist attack, the common thread is they have all been perpetrated by Muslims.”
Keller, who has served time for insider trading and has a degree from Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, said in a video about his new efforts that it’s “God’s Answer to the ‘mosque at ground zero.’”
As for the birthermercial, words don’t do it justice. Watch TPMtv’s highlight reel:
Not surprisingly, other opponents of Park51 don’t want Keller’s help.
“This guy is going to justify all the people who call us bigots and racists for opposing the mosque,” said Andy Sullivan, a construction worker and a leader of mosque opposition. The Christian Center is “just what we do not need.”