Inflammatory Florida Pastor Terry Jones will be returning to Michigan in September, but not to Dearborn.
Jones, along with his associate Wayne Sapp, will be speaking on the Capitol steps in Lansing on Sept. 7. The following day, both men will appear at the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit for an appeal hearing to the that sent Jones and Sapp to jail for about an hour.
The Dove World Outreach Center pastors and Stand Up America! activists—known for holding anti-Islamic demonstrations in cities across the U.S.—ended up in Dearborn's in April after stating their intent to ignore the in front of the .
A jury found Sapp and Jones likely to breach the peace, and Judge Mark Somers ordered that they each pay a $1 bond. They refused and were both briefly jailed before eventually paying the bond and being released.
Jones and Sapp , April 29, to protest the outcome of their original visit, and to promise .
They , with plans to march from Dearborn City Hall to the Arab International Festival in east Dearborn—a plan that was never accomplished .
On Sept. 7, Jones and Sapp said in a press statement that they will speak at 6 p.m. on the Capitol steps in Lansing on "The Moral, Economic and Spiritual Decay of America."
On Sept. 8, both men will appear in court at 2 p.m. Following their hearing, they have said they will host an open discussion on "The Destructive Force: Islam" at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing.
Their plans for the weekend of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 include a trip back to New York City for a rally at Ground Zero.
Jones and Sapp are being represented by the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor—a Christian-focused firm notorious for fighting against Shariah law in Michigan courts.