Written by Traditional Values Coalition
August 24, 2008
Traditional Values Coalition
‘Faith’ Service includes Islamic Cleric
Radical liberal minister Leah D. Daughtry will be leading an interfaith service on August 24 before the Democratic National Convention in Denver. A featured speaker is Islamist Ingrid Mattson, a convert to Islam from Catholicism.
August 20, 2008 – An Interfaith Service, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Buddhist speakers will be held by the Democratic National Convention on August 24. Minister Leah Daughtry, a Black Liberation Theology advocate, will oversee the service and is the Convention CEO. (She formerly served in the Clinton Administration and serves as Howard Dean’s Chief of Staff at the Democratic National Committee.) Daughty’s preacher father founded the National Black United Front, which worked with the Black Panthers and Urban League and which preached black liberation theology.
According to Daughtry, the purpose of the interfaith event is “to honor the diverse faith traditions inside the Democratic Party. This interfaith service will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 24 at the Wells Fargo Theater, inside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
The interfaith service will include the following:
Bishop Charles E. Blake, Presiding Prelate of the Church of God In Christ, Inc. and evangelical pastor at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ
Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America
Social activist Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Men Walking” and lobbyist against the death penalty
Rabbi Tzvi Weinreb, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union
Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali of the Northeast Denver Islamic Center
Rabbi Steven Foster from Congregation Emmanuel (Foster led the fight against Amendment 2 in Colorado in the mid-1990s. Amendment 2 would have prohibited homosexuals from getting special rights.)
Democratic leader Polly Baca, former Colorado State Senator and served in Clinton Administration
Reverend Lucia Guzman, the 2008 winner of the ACLU’s Carle Whitehead Memorial Award
Douglas W. Kmiec, Pepperdine University professor
Sister Catherine Pinkerton, head of the liberal National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Buddhist University of Colorado Denver student Kathryn Ida.
Leftist pastor Jim Wallis will be conducting a workshop for the DNC on August 26. TVC’s report on Wallis exposes his far left background.
One person not invited to this interfaith service is Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput, who oversees the largest denomination in Colorado. Atheists are protesting that they are not to be included in this interfaith event.
Background On Islamic Society Of North America (ISNA)
The presence of Dr. Ingrid Mattson with ISNA at this DNC interfaith service should be of grave concern to American voters. The ISNA is a radical Islamist group that pretends to be moderate. TVC’s friend Frank Gaffney with the Center for Security Policy, recently posted a column about Obama’s Islamist Problem and described the radical background of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
Gaffney notes that the ISNA is a creation of the Saudi-financed Muslim Students Association and is part of what’s known as the Muslim Brotherhood. According to documents entered into the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, the “work [of Brotherhood members] in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within, and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions.” FrontPageMagazine has more details on the ISNA.