DNC Banned Churches From Distributing Gift Baskets to Delegates at Convention-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that contains what appears to be an article by the Reverend Austin Miles. The article said that the Democratic National Convention (DNC) prohibited members from a group of organized churches, assembled in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, from handing out gift baskets to delegates. They were told by the DNC that this was because of differences in the Democratic Party platform and the traditional values held by the congregations.
The article was written on September 10, 2012 by Revered Austin Miles, who posted it on his blog/web site. This eRumor went viral during the weekend of September 22, 2012, several weeks after the DNC. Click for article.
We found a September 5, 2012 Fox News Radio article confirming the incident, which said that 9,000 people from a group called “Charlotte714,” led by David Benham, were assembled from “more than 100 churches across the region that mobilized to pray for the Democratic National Convention.” The article went on to say that in an attempt to display Southern hospitality they came up with an operation called “Adopt-A-Delegation” where members from 56 churches assembled “gift baskets featuring Carolina Pralines and a letter welcoming them to the city and offering assistance in transportation, childcare or spiritual matters.”
Benham said that DNC officials informed “city leaders that the Christians would not be allowed to present their gift baskets.” He added, “I got a call from the mayor’s office speaking on behalf of the convention and they asked us not to participate. They told us our views on women’s rights are contrary to the platform.”
Dems Welcome Muslims, Prohibit Christian Hospitality in Charlotte!
by Rev. Austin Miles
CHARLOTTE,North Carolina (9/11/12) When the DNC came to Charlotte, area churches, 100 of them, offered hospitality, not knowing how much the Dems hate God and would actually boo God at the convention. They had no idea how that hatred would be directed at them and their churches.
The Sunday before the DNC, over 9000 people had come together to pray for the convention. Then, wanting to extend hospitality to the visitors to their city, 56 of the churches set out to “Adopt-a-Delegation.”
They put together gift baskets featuring Carolina Pralines and a letter welcoming them to the city and offering assistance in transportation, childcare or spiritual matters.
According to writer, Todd Starnes, The DNC banned the churches from distributing the gift baskets to delegates because, DNC said, the congregations hold values that are contrary to the party platform. Read that carefully.
David Benham, one of the organizers of the outreach said, “We were just trying to display Southern hospitality.” DNC officials, however, conveyed to city leaders that the Christians would not be allowed to present their gift baskets.
Even the Charlotte Mayor’s office jumped in to tell the churches not to participate, saying that their views on women’s rights are contrary to the platform. That’s right….the same platform that booed God later.
Benham then asked if they could send welcome letters to the delegates. Again, the DNC refused, because, they said, “The churches hold pro-life values.”
The baskets did not contain a single political or pro-life message. They just wanted to give them regional candles and a welcome letter. The DNC refused to return numerous phone calls seeking comment.
But it gets worse. When a gathering of 200 Muslims showed up to pray for the convention, the Dems welcomed them with open arms and the liberal media gave extensive national coverage.
It is ironic that this day, in the shadow of that Islamic prayer event, we commemorate the greatest tragedy in American History, when Muslims attacked America on September 11, 2001, brutally killing thousands.of innocent people.
Muslims who publicly state their hatred of our country with fierce determination to kill us all and put America under Sharia Law, are welcomed by the Democratic Party while Christians are pushed out of sight like criminals because they respect life and hold family values.
These are the same Democrats who want you to vote them into office to direct the United States of America and every life from beginning to end. It is obvious that we must not let this happen.
Our thanks to Rev. Ed Berkey (retired) who alerted us to this story.