It’s showtime. The delegates have arrived, the mikes have been checked and this evening, the curtain will rise on the biggest political show to play in Denver since 1908.
From the Giant Blue Mustang at Denver International Airport to the Giant Blue Bear at the Colorado Convention Center, the Mile High City is alive with excitement and enthusiasm, scattered protesters and T-shirt vendors on every corner. The 16th Street Mall is packed with people who have come from across the country to witness history in the making.
An Interfaith Gathering was the opening act of the Democratic National Convention. Thousands of people attended this first-ever celebration of the intersection of faith, politics and the Democratic Party.
The program was interrupted three times by pro-life nuts who shouted, “Obama is a baby killer.” Each time they were drowned out by chants of “Yes, we can” and “Obama, Obama.” The hecklers were kicked to the curb and hopefully told to get a life.
Rev. Leah Daughtry, convention CEO and pastor of the House of the Lord Pentecostal Church, said:
We didn’t need to bring faith to the party, faith was already here. Democrats are, have been and will continue to be people of faith. And millions of people of faith are, have been and will continue to be Democrats.
Rev. Daughtry continued:
The values of fairness, opportunity, inclusion and respect are central to my faith and my party. While our party may not be perfect, it is perfect for me.
Democrats’ faith will be sorely tested the next few days as they try to repair the breach with Hillary Clinton and her “restless supporters.”