9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero Opens this Sunday
September 1, 2010
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (christiansunite.com) -- Bill Keller, leader of the world's largest interactive Christian website for 11 years, Liveprayer.com, will be holding the inaugural service of his new 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero this Sunday, September 5th. Services will be held in the ballroom of the New York Marriott, 85 West Street, every Sunday through the end of the year. They will move into their permanent facility on January 1st, where there will be evangelistic services 7 days a week and a special 9-11 Memorial Prayer Room for the many visitors who come to ground zero.
Keller states, "The 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero is a bold, visible, ongoing response to the victory mosque the Muslims are building at ground zero and plan to callously open on the 10th anniversary of 9/11" He goes on, "Rather than holding a protest that people will forget an hour after it is over, or filing meaningless lawsuits for publicity, I wanted to have a proactive, ongoing, and meaningful Christian response to the mosque."
Keller stated that he sees this as an incredible opportunity to take a stand for Christ within a block of the hallowed ground where the World Trade Center Towers once stood, and give people a place where they can come to pray and find true peace and hope at a time when so many lives are in turmoil.
Keller is no stranger to conflict with Islam. In 2007, under pressure from the extremist Muslim group CAIR, Keller's highly rated nightly TV program that ran for 4 1/2 years on a CBS owned station in Tampa, Florida, was cancelled by CBS because he refused to stop telling his viewers that "according to the Bible Islam is a 1400-year-old lie from hell, and that history clearly shows Mohammed was a murdering pedophile who propagated his false religion through hatred, violence, and death."
Keller also has numerous fatwas (sentences of death) issued against him for a video he sent in 2006 to Osama Bin Laden that was played worldwide in which Keller encouraged Bin Laden to "renounce the lies of Islam" and come to faith in Jesus Christ.
In asking Keller about what he hopes to accomplish with the new 9-11 Christian Center, he said, "If the Muslims can without conscience build a mosque to propagate their religion of violence and hated a block away from where their Muslim brothers perpetrated the greatest act of terror on US soil, killing 3,000 innocent souls in the process, we can open a place where people can come to hear the truth of the Bible and learn about the peace, love, and saving grace of Jesus Christ"
Bill Keller is the internets premiere evangelist. Through the Internet and his TV program only airing on major secular TV stations, he has emerged as one of the leading Christian leaders in the nation. In August, 1999 Bill Keller launched LivePrayer.com; it has gone on to become the most successful online faith ministry in the history of the internet. LivePrayer is now providing a daily devotional written by Bill Keller for its over two million e-mail subscribers.