The Republican Liberty Caucus of Northeast Florida will highlight the First Amendment with a program featuring controversial pastor Terry Jones on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The meeting will be held at the Fairfield Inn (4888 Lenoir Avenue) in Jacksonville (Fla.) beginning at 6 p.m. Dr. Jones will speak on the topic of ‘Freedom of Speech, Religious Liberty, Christianity and Islam.’
RLC is a libertarian-leaning political group focusing on the U.S. Constitution and limits on federal powers. RLC is one of many groups concerned about the federal government’s encroachment on freedom of speech and religious liberty.
Jones drew widespread attention and sparked a propaganda campaign in the national media sector and blogosphere in 2011 when he decided to burn a Koran to protest what he believed was a clampdown on religious liberty. Most who appreciate the significance of the First Amendment and its relationship to liberty upheld Jones’ right to protest in the manner he chose even if they didn’t agree with his process.