Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DNC Allegedly Rejects Gifts & Service From Christian Churches Over Pro-Life Views: ‘Spitting in God’s Face’

Some shocking claims are coming from church leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina. Select congregations are alleging that the Democratic National Committee banned dozens of houses of worship from giving gifts and writing letters to convention attendees over the fact that they hold views that run contrary to the party’s platform.

The incident came as a surprise to Charlotte714, a local religious movement comprised of more than 100 churches. Most recently, the group came together to pray for the convention and its participants. As a result of its efforts, 9,000 people joined together in worship and prayer last Sunday, just two days prior to the Democratic National Convention’s launch.

Despite this support, the Democratic Party is purportedly uninterested in what the Christians are offering.
“They told us our views on women’s rights are contrary to the Democratic party platform,” David Benham, lead organizer of the Charlotte714, told FOX News’ Todd Starnes.
Benham explained that 56 churches were hoping to help out during the convention through a special “Adopt-a-Delegation” program. So, they organized gift baskets and penned a letter welcoming delegates to the city; they also offered to help out with childcare, transportation and other related matters.
However, the gift baskets were rejected, the Christians claim. While Benham said the faith leaders were merely trying to “display Southern hospitality,” the efforts fell flat.
“I got a call from the mayor’s office speaking on behalf of the convention and they asked us not to participate,” he told Starnes. “I was blown away and could not believe it.”


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