Viral text says Democratic National Convention officials refused to accept gift baskets for DNC delegates offered by Charlotte, NC churches because of their stance on women's rights.
Description: Viral text
Circulating since: Sep. 2012
Status: See resources below
Email text contributed by Becky, Sep. 24, 2012:
Fwd: Unbelievable in AMERICA
Important Information that should help you decide how to cast your vote..... especially if you are a Christian.
by: Rev. Austin Miles
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (9/11/12) When the DNC (Democratic National Convention) 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.
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Original source of the viral text above, published on the Christian Coalition website Sep. 11, 2012
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Sep. 5, 2012 article by Todd Starnes on which the Christian Coalition article above was based
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Analysis of the viral text from TruthOrFiction.com, Sep. 25, 2012
- Snopes.com: Charlotte Hospitality
Analysis of the viral text from Snopes.com, Sep. 26, 2012
Last updated 09/27/12