The man who invited Terry Jones
|By Nyssa Rabinowitz|
When controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones confirmed
That would be James Terpening.
Terpening was quick to clarify that the Sept. 7 rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Lansing an event he planned — and Jones is an invited speaker.
“The rally is the founding public event for my organization, Operation Freedom’s Tree,” Terpening said.
Terpening, 34, said he invited Jones to speak after
Operation Freedom’s Tree will aim to get people more
“We need to get people to get involved and stay involved and not just tune out,” Terpening said.
Terpening will launch his organization’s website,
In many ways, the Sept. 7 rally in Lansing is a debutante
However, the nascent group has received strong support, Terpening said.
“We already have several hundred people involved behind the scenes,” he said.
Terpening is hoping to leverage that support into monthly
“We’re basically fed up with the system that we live in,”
Terpening said he hopes that his organization is able to change that.
“I’m worried about what the future is going to be like for