Billboard encourages acceptance of Muslims

Billboard encourages acceptance of Muslims

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MURFREESBORO (AP) - A self-described Christian group in Washington D.C. says it plans to encourage Murfreesboro residents to "Love Your Muslim Neighbors."

Tim King, a spokesman for Sojourners, says the billboard is slated to go up on Sept. 24. Sojourners describes itself as a Christian advocacy and education organization.

King told the Daily News Journal that the group decided to place the message in Murfreesboro after being contacted by area residents who saw a similar message on a billboard in Joplin, Mo. He said those asking for the billboard told Sojourners about the controversial mosque that was built and said they wanted to "put out a very different message."

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