Your Voice of Reason hereby condemns in the strongest possible terms the proposed Koran burning by the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla. While I would defend to the death the church's right to burn the Koran as a matter of free speech, the proposed act is wrong-headed and unduly provocative. It is insulting to non-radical Muslims as well as the radical.
As Christians, it should be our goal to share the message of Jesus Christ and offer Muslims an alternative to Islam that includes a personal relationship with our Creator. We have a duty to seek conversion, not confrontation. Confrontation will chase Muslims away, not draw them to the truth of God's Word.
The act of provocation may be the exercise of a right, but it is wrong.