A Baptist church in Michigan has canceled a blatantly anti-Islam lecture series after heated backlash from politicians and religious leaders. 

Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church’s two-day event, originally scheduled to start Wednesday, promised to provide two “vital briefings” about how Islam is supposedly threatening the U.S., according to a  

The church’s pastor, Donald McKay, has proudly embraced the label “Islamophobe,” telling last week that he believes “committed Muslims” are seeking to overthrow the U.S. and dominate the world.

“We don’t hate Muslims. We hate the ideology they are identified with,” McKay said.

The church’s now says the lectures have canceled. McKay did not immediately respond to a HuffPost request for comment.

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