Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- After being met by police officers, pro-life leaders were denied access to an "Open House" being sponsored Speaker Pelosi at the Cannon House Office Building today.
Leaders were told they would not be allowed in without an invitation and Speaker Pelosi's office would not extend an invitation to them.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, "It is clear that 'The Open House for the People's House' was nothing more than a crass political stunt on the part of Speaker Pelosi. The speaker was never truly interested in hearing different voices and views on a variety of issues. It is obvious that Speaker Pelosi, and the new democratic leadership, have no desire to be involved in true dialogue, diversity or conversation. This does not bode well for bipartisan efforts to deal with the pressing challenges facing our nation.
"By only allowing certain like minded guests into this event, Speaker Pelosi has turned 'The People's House' into 'Pelosi's House.' Only those who agree with Nancy will be allowed entry. The new Speaker could have sent a powerful message of openness and tolerance on her first full day in office. Instead, she has chosen a path of exclusion and narrow-mindedness. Speaker Pelosi -- our nation deserves better."
For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735 Cell: 540.538.4741