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Christian Defense Coalition to Lead Protest at CNN Presidential Forum with Senators Clinton, Obama and Edwards

Contact: Christian Defense Coalition, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell

 

WASHINGTON, June 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Sojourners betray Christian principles of social justice and peace by allowing individuals that support Partial-birth abortion and abortion on demand to speak at their Presidential Forum on "Faith, Values, and Poverty."

 

Senators Clinton, Obama and Edwards are the featured speakers at the Presidential Forum on Monday, June 4, which will be telecast live by CNN.

 

All of these Presidential candidates support late-term abortions and abortion on demand which is violence against women and innocent children.

 

As the late Mother Teresa taught, "It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."

 

Simply stated, abortion is the greatest poverty of all and one cannot profess to be a Christian supporting human rights and social justice while supporting the killing of innocent children through abortion.

 

Having Senators Clinton, Obama and Edwards speak on "Faith, Values and Poverty," at a Sojourners event would be like having Bull Conner or David Duke speak on civil rights and racial equality and a NAACP conference.

 

The Christian Defense Coalition will be leading a demonstration and witness in support of human rights and against abortion outside of Lisner Auditorium on Monday, June 4, beginning at 6:00 P.M.

 

The location of Lisner Auditorium is 730 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, "Shame on Jim Wallis and Sojourners for sponsoring an event on 'Faith, Values and Poverty,' with participants that support public policies which betray human rights, social justice and historic Christian teaching.  By supporting partial-birth abortion and abortion on demand, Senators Clinton, Obama and Edwards have forfeited the right to speak with authority on Christian values and against poverty.  The reason is clear.  As Mother Teresa taught, abortion is poverty and a crushing of equality and justice.

 

"Jim Wallis and Sojourners would never sponsor an event with speakers that were racist, anti-Semitic or misogynist.  Yet, they feature three speakers that support violence against women and the killing of innocent children through abortion.  What's next for Sojourners, an emerging generation rally on reconciliation featuring skinheads?

 

"Rev. Wallis and Sojourners would be better served by helping Senator Edwards open his new 26,000 foot home to struggling homeless veterans than having him speak at a Christian event on values and poverty."

 

Rev. Rob Schenck, President of the National Clergy Council, adds, "Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards have no authority to speak as Christians on religious or moral issues as long as they endorse reprehensible practices like partial birth abortion, same-sex unions and militantly anti-religious groups like the ACLU.  Just as the Pope has rebuked Catholic politicians for violating church teaching, so Evangelical leaders are obligated to rebuke politicians who violate Biblical teaching."

 

For more information or interviews call:

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735    Cell:   540.538.4741