Lowe (Gainesville mayor) said some recent media reports - nationally and internationally - have insinuated that Dove World carries more sway in the community than it really does.
On his desk Wednesday the mayor had a copy of a proclamation that will declare Sept. 11 "Interfaith Solidarity Day."
He has been dismayed, he said, at the notoriety his city has received because of a handful of instigators.
"You've, I guess, heard the term the tail wagging the dog," Lowe said. "This is like the flea wagging the dog."