‘Day of Declaration’ mixes patriotism, faith

Published: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:08 AM.

Specifically, for Congressman Steve Southerland who will be among the speakers. There remains hope that Gov. Rick Scott will also be able to attend, but Scott could not give a definitive answer until after the election, at the earliest, Wiley said.

There is also an effort to bring in a personality, say a Bobby Bowden or Mike Huckabee.

The Port St. Joe High School NJROTC program will present the colors and a community choir comprised of choir members in churches around the community will be singing patriotic and spiritual songs.

“This is not an Oak Grove thing,” Wiley said of Oak Grove Community Church, of which he is pastor. “This is something that believers across the board will be coming together.”

In addition, while Wiley emphasizes that this is not a revival, not an event at which religion will be pushed. It is, Wiley said, a day to refortify a central theme of the Founding Fathers, not just of the state of Florida but of the United States of America.

“This has nothing to do with politics,” Wiley said. “People of faith are still here. We need to come together and show people that there are people of faith here.”

 In the formulations of his ideas on the event, Wiley focused on two written passages.

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