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Conservative Church Leader to Attend Meeting with Obama's Pastor Today

Contact: Peggy Birchfield, 202-236-0953.

 

WASHINGTON, April 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Reverend Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK), president of the conservative National Clergy Council and chairman of the Committee on Church and Society for the Evangelical Church Alliance, will attend a National Press Club Breakfast featuring Sen. Barack Obama's long-time pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright, today, Monday, April 28, at 8:30 AM, at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045.

Rev. Schenck said, "Jeremiah Wright's liberation theology puts him in a camp of violent extremists who use guns and grenades in the name of religion. Dr. Wright needs to unequivocally denounce these dangerous movements and explain how he is fundamentally different from them."

Rev. Schenck will report Dr. Wright's comments to church leaders around the country and will seek to respectfully engage the United Church of Christ minister on several questions about his controversial sermons and statements. Rev. Schenck will also deliver a personal letter asking Dr. Wright to participate in a conversation on theology, race and culture.

Rev. Schenck will be available to the media for comment immediately before and after today's breakfast event. Contact Peggy Birchfield, 202-236-0953.