DEMS BOOT PASTOR AS DEBATE MODERATOR.
GREELEY, Colo. – Democrats at their nominating convention in Charlotte, N.C., earlier this month removed any reference to God in their platform, and it took three votes to restore Him. Even then, delegates booed the action.
Seems the trickle-down theory must work, as a Democratic candidate for state office in Colorado worked to exclude a member of the clergy from moderating a local debate because his supporters were “uncomfortable” with a church leader asking questions.
Just hours before the debate the campaign manager for the Democratic incumbent told me I would not be doing the debate because they said supporters were uncomfortable with having a member of the clergy moderate it,” Pastor Steve Grant of Destiny Christian Center told WND.
The debate between Democratic incumbent Dave Young and “Skip” Carlson, the GOP challenger for Colorado’s House District 50, had been scheduled for weeks. The district is in Weld County, one of the more conservative counties in the state.
Grant had been chosen to moderate the debate several weeks ago, but suddenly, the day before the debate, the Young campaign objected to his participation. Kelley Meck, Young’s campaign manager, contacted Carlson, the GOP challenger, to express dissatisfaction.
“He told me they were uncomfortable with it, and they had talked to Pastor Grant, and he was uncomfortable doing it as well. Since they said they talked to Grant, and he was uncomfortable moderating the debate, I agreed to have someone else moderate the debate,” Carlson said.
The only problem was Grant was not aware of the chanGe until the following day. Meck had left a message asking Grant to call him over the rules for the debate but left no other details. Grant did not get the message until later, because he was conducting a prayer service.
The following morning, just hours before the debate, Grant called Meck and was told he would not be moderating the debate, but instead it was being moderated by Theresa Myers, from the editorial board of the Greeley Tribune.
The paper has come out in support of same-sex marriage and wrote a scathing editorial during the court martial of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, the Army doctor who was dismissed from the military and sentenced to prison after he refused to deploy because he questioned Barack Obama’s eligibility for office.
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