A controversial Kansas-based church known for its inflammatory use of hate speech against everything from gays to the U.S. military picketed outside six Gainesville churches on Sunday, where they were met with growing numbers of counterprotesters preaching love and compassion.
For the past 17 years, a small non-profit known as the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids allowed children to imagine themselves to be a doctor, banker, or whatever their hearts desired. Which is why when the museum’s pottery room suffered a small fire that then led to flooding that destroyed many of the children’s favorite exhibits in September, it left the organization with no choice but to close their doors.
The annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday got underway in Gainesville Monday morning at St. John Baptist Church. Approximately 300-people filled the sanctuary to watch musical dramatizations and hear testimonials honoring the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.