The evangelical preacher Paul followed. Paul is a former spiritual advisor to Liberia's ousted leader Charles Taylor. After Paul announced today that there will no burning, Luke Jones, the pastor's son, strode from the church and yanked Paul out of a press conference saying he does not speak for the church. Luke then proceeded to say "there will be no Koran burning. How many times do I have to tell you that?"
In between these walk-ons, Gaddafyi's son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, issued a statement warning that a Koran burning would have terrible consequences.
"I say that today, if the plan to mock my prophet, my religion and my holy book goes ahead as planned, it will exceed all limits of decency... It will mark the beginning of the Islamic world taking a serious stance to respond to this provocation," Gaddafi said.
Gaddafi wasn't the only bold face name to weigh in on the deliberations at the Dove church. Realtor and TV personality Donald Trump publicly offered to buy the site where the Ground Zero Mosque hopes to build, and end the controversy.