Baptist pastor's comments spur move of Illinois polling place

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2004

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) A suburban Chicago church whose pastor suggested that even moderate Muslims fund terrorists will no longer be a polling place for the Nov. 2 election.

Cook County Clerk David Orr decided not to require voters to cast ballots at the 1,900-member Ashburn Baptist Church after some residents complained about comments the Rev. Vernon Lyons made at a public hearing to oppose building of a proposed mosque.

''Muslim terrorists kill people. Moderate Muslims do not kill people. Moderate Muslims supply the cash to the militant Muslims,'' Lyons said.

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