Christian Group Denied Chance to Welcome DNC Delegates
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- 2012 Sep 04
The Democratic National Convention denied a Charlotte-based Christian group the chance to welcome delegates to the city, CBN News reports. Churches partnering with Charlotte 714 in a prayer effort also wanted to send welcome baskets with basic information about their churches and the city, but the DNC denied the evangelical group permission because of its pro-life stance. "The mayor's office texted me and said, 'We regret to inform but we ask that you not send those letters and not engage in 'Adopt a Delegation' because your views on women are contrary to the convention,'" said David Benham of Charlotte 714. One DNC delegate, Fernando Cabrera, said he thought the DNC was wrong because it sanctioned an Islamic event just last week. "If you open the door for one group, you have to open it up for others, otherwise you're playing favorites," he said.