So, I got a wingnut email (below the Orange Squiggle of Power). And wanting to slap it down in a time-efficient manner, I went off to Snopes.
They list it as "undetermined - researching".
Since I know a lot of you were at the DNC, and the email relates to the DNC refusing to let churches distribute gift baskets, I thought y'all could help Snopes out and thereby help a lot of innocent people who will be getting this wing nut turd in their inboxes.
Screed below the fold not for the easily nauseated.
Subject: DNC Shuns Charlotte, NC Churches
CONSIDER THIS:..........Subject: A Must Read
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
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.