#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (North Carolina) – October 16 – On the 200th anniversary of America’s National Anthem, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and other Christian conservative leaders spoke at an event in North Carolina, reflecting on God’s hand of providence and expressing hope that He would continue to help protect religious freedom.
200th anniversary of America’s National Anthem
Dr. Mark Harris, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, the venue for the “Star Spangled Sunday,” called it “a celebration of worship and praise.”
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Perkins, whose group was co-host of the event, was the emcee for the evening.
“Increasingly, there is an effort to sanitize American history of its Judeo-Christian heritage,” he told the crowd of about 500 people. “Our children are being robbed of our past, and as a result, our future is being stolen.”
The event was simulcast to 351 evangelical churches across the country.
Perkins also encouraged Christians to register to vote, explaining that the responsibility to protect freedoms does not lie with the president or the courts, but with the people, who are supposed to participate in the democratic process.